The Heritage Group
  • Asphalt Materials, Inc. - Cicero
  • Cicero, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

The Plant Manager is considered the key leader in managing the day to day operations of the asphalt plant and is accountable for achieving business results. The Plant Manager will be expected to ensure overall operational excellence, including production, quality control/assurance, energy efficiency, maintenance, capital projects, environmental concerns, health and safety issues, customer/community relations and employee training and development.

The Cicero plant employs a total of 3 employees including the Plant Manager. The Plant Manager is expected to participate as a working team member to safely meet the needs of the customer, business and other stake holders.

Job Functions:

1) Provide day to day leadership & development of employees and management of the plant operations

2) Complete and communicate calculations and reports for plant metrics such as man hours, product inventory,
process codes, etc.

3) Ensure safety, environmental and regulatory compliance for plant operations and products

4) Build and maintain a strong functional team through effective recruiting, training, coaching, team building,
employee development and succession planning

5) Oversee quality assurance and quality control compliance

6) Work with sales and supply contacts to coordinate and forecast production schedules

7) Act as point of contact for customers, sales, general public, regulatory officials, and business leaders

8) Develop multi-year facility maintenance plan, oversee all contractors and maintenance related activities and
utilize plan to create financial justifications for capital expenditure requests

9) Reinforce a culture focused on teamwork, effective communication and problem solving through daily
discussion and decision making involvement

10) Ensure plant practices align with overall business strategy and goals

11) Produce creative solutions and use appropriate problem solving techniques to resolve plant issues such as
formulation trouble, employee conflicts, material shortages, and process breakdowns

12) Ensure flexibility in staffing and scheduling by cross-training employees and having the ability to execute
operations jobs and tasks as needed

13) This role is responsible for the outcomes of decisions including, daily production, scheduling,
process improvement, employee training and development, and will have involvement in decisions regarding expenditures, talent acquisition decisions, and disciplinary actions.
14) Supervise crews to obtain top-quality workmanship, efficiency, employee satisfaction, morale,
communication, commitment, teamwork and pride

15) Review and verify employee time sheets and submit to payroll officer on specified day. Ensure that hours
are assigned properly
16) Evaluate employees skills and abilities to suggest and initiate staffing, training, development, scheduling,
and succession planning needs

17) Initiate plant employee life cycle events including identifying staffing needs, interviewing, hiring,
onboarding, promotions, disciplinary actions and terminations

Relevant Skills and Abilities:

Mentoring and leadership
Technical knowledge
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to create positive employee and customer relationships
Economic analysis and budgeting
Creative thinking and problem solving
Self-motivation and positive attitude
Computer proficiency Microsoft Office and ability to become proficient on proprietary production planning software


Three to five years relevant work experience,
High School Diploma minimum; Bachelor's degree preferred (Engineering, Science, Construction, Business or related field)
Experience with liquid asphalt processing, emulsions, chemical processing, refining operations or other similar industries
Prefer experience with heating technologies including hot oil, steam and heat exchanger systems
Proven leadership and management experience
Demonstrated customer focus and satisfaction results
Physical Requirements:; standing for long periods of time; lifting 50 pounds; bending to lift; climbing ladders; ability to drive equipment



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