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Control Room Operator Trainee- Branford, FL


Branford, FL, US, 32008

Company:  Suwannee American Cement


Job ID:  149163


Suwannee American Cement Company, part of CRH Americas Materials, is the second largest cement supplier in the state of Florida with two world-class cement plants - one located in Branford, FL and the other in Sumterville, FL – as well as an import facility in Port Manatee, FL. Since 2003, we have been manufacturing high-quality cement for the Florida and Southern Georgia construction markets. We are recognized as an industry leader in producing high-quality cement, adopting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of the cement production process. Suwannee American Cement Company has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on quality, the environment and its employees. We value our people – employees, customers, vendors and community members.  We strive to offer the best and friendliest customer service and have the commitment, passion and technology to supply the highest quality product. Our core values include a Safe Workplace, Integrity & Trust and the Development of our employees to succeed and grow with the company. We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Position Overview

Responsible for all operation activities of the plant’s central control room and all process equipment related to plant operations. All duties are performed in a work-safe manner; plant safety rules are followed and individual works as a team member. The primary objective of this position is be trained in control room efficiency of the Control Room Operator classification.


Key Responsibilities

  • Complies with all safety policies, procedures, and established safe practices and ensures that all direct reports do the same.
  • To assist production employees by directing, coaching, supporting and delegating as the situation requires.
  • Monitor production control system and respond with appropriate actions.
  • Coordinate the activities of plant operations as required to assure the facility operations run efficiently and effectively.
  • Communicate with mechanics, electricians and supervisors to coordinate production requirements.
  • Monitor the quality throughout the process line and make process adjustments as necessary to maintain product quality.
  • Optimize production and minimize power and heat consumption.
  • Monitor equipment and environmental conditions and react to non-compliance issues.
  • Write detailed logs on plant operations and keep accurate records of equipment downtime.
  • Responsible for alerting Emergency Professionals and directing Plant Personnel in the event of an emergency.
  • Understand all applicable permit limits for the operation of the kiln, mills, and other process equipment within the plant.
  • Operate the kiln, mills, and other process equipment within state, provincial, and federal parameters for air quality standards, understanding how process changes affect plant operations with respect to the permit limits.
  • To coordinate Quarry, Packing/Shipping and Laboratory Department activities in the absence of the Production Supervisor.



One-year certificate from college or technical school; or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to safety and have experience contributing to a positive, employee oriented culture.
  • 2+ years direct experience in a cement or similar manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Working knowledge of PLC programming and process control systems is preferred




  • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas within the company. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  •  Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Computer literate. Able to monitor all computer-controlled equipment.
  • Must know basic kiln and mill process.
  • Must be able to make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to travel through a cement plant, i.e., walk over obstacles, climb stairs and ladders, lift heavy or awkward parts, wear personal protective equipment, work in outside weather conditions with exposure to extreme cold and heat.


What CRH Americas Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Suwannee American Cement, LLC. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  May 09, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Lake City

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Supply, Air Quality, Facilities, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering