Production Supervisor

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, the Production Supervisor is responsible for overseeing, planning, organizing, and coordinating employee activities for the safe production of material in the cement plant. This is a 12-hour, rotating shift role.  


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. All regular full-time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and a retirement program. The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


$77,000 - $87,000 DOE


  • Ensures that safe work procedures and safe work conditions are practiced and maintained; promotes proper safety and accident prevention attitudes
  • Responsible for optimum production rates from all clinker and cement production equipment; works with the laboratory to ensure all mills are operated within the standard quality parameters set, and directing flows to the appropriate finish or raw silo
  • Responsible for the accurate diagnosis of malfunctions on all systems; works with Maintenance Department in prioritizing and formulating course of action to correct such problems
  • Directs and supervises the deliveries of all bulk materials entering the plant; ensures that these deliveries are placed into the correct silo or appropriate storage area
  • Records shift events on log sheets, documenting all pertinent changes, or circumstances; reports major malfunctions to Production Superintendent  
  • Administer the Company work rules in a fair manner; set standards for quality and quantity of work and initiate appropriate disciplinary measures when infractions occur
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate positive working relationships with all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to direct, motivate and coach activities of others
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in problem-solving
  • Exhibit excellent work ethic – high standard of performance and production


High school diploma or GED


  • Requires 2 years of supervision experience
  • Thorough knowledge of cement production, safe work practices, and MSHA regulations
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills; willing to effectively learn Windows, Excel and other software
  • Ability to formulate decisions, makes and supports recommendations, prioritize work, communicate with multiple parties and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to be cleared with federal ATF to transport, ship, receive or possess explosive materials
  • Task and project-oriented
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Knowledge of all types of equipment used in the manufacturing of cement
  • Knowledge of hazards associated with areas of responsibility
  • Exercise independent decision-making, prioritize conflicting demands
  • Strong administrative, interpersonal, and communications skills
  • Must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate in the English language, communicate positively with employees, customers, and vendors at all levels; ability to read and understand equipment manuals, company policy manuals and require government regulations
  • Must be able to see and hear safety indicators and warnings
  • Ability to walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground), climb stairs and ladders as high as 200 ft. in elevation; physically able to climb on equipment to provide supervision during work, walk long distances, climb ladders, stairs and stockpiles, stoop, and crawl under and into enclosed spaces
  • Drive automobile to various plant sites and work locations; must be able to travel overnight (air/auto)


  • Working knowledge of SAP Production
  • Experience working with a union contract
  • Understanding of California state labor laws related to wage and hour
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or cement facility

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.


Oro Grande, CA, US, 92368

Job Req ID:  11449
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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