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Cement Terminals Manager

Department: Ozinga Materials & Logistics
Location: Mokena, IL

We are looking for a full-time, Terminal Manager to join our cement division to help support our growing business here at Ozinga. The most important part of the Terminal Manager role is having experience in cement handling operations, including handling bulk cement by truck, rail, and barge. An exceptional candidate for this position will provide proven leadership in safety, environmental compliance, operational excellence, and continuous improvement.

As a Terminal Manager, a typical day would include the following:

  • Oversee daily operations ensuring safety and compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as all applicable regulations.
  • Provide advice and assistance to senior management in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of modifications to existing operations, systems, and procedures.
  • Work with suppliers, transportation, and ready-mix concrete personnel to insure proper inventories to avoid stock outs and demurrage.
  • Manage personnel, plants, equipment, operational structure, physical inventories, and costs of operations; hire and terminate staff as necessary.
  • Maintain compliance with collective bargaining agreements and participate in labor contract negotiations.
  • Use knowledge of Union Contracts and work rules: OSHA and EPA rules and regulations; familiarity with and use of MSHA regulations
  • Monitor and improve efficiency of operations through establishing procedures, preparing analyses, and reporting of results.
  • Collaborate with multiple Ozinga teams to introduce new ideas, implement healthy change, and champion and embody the Ozinga values of Service, Learning and Entrepreneurship.

This might be a good fit for you if:

You are a college graduate with a BS degree or higher. You have a minimum of two years of directly related cement industry and management experience. You have worked with pneumatic and hydraulic systems and bulk cement handling. You are experienced with cement barge unloading equipment such as Kovako, Docksider, Van Aalst, and associated maintenance, and bulk cement reclaim systems and associated maintenance. You are able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. and work with climbing equipment in a safe manner with the appropriate PPE.

You are invested in learning daily and exude a humble attitude that can lead and enforce innovative ideas. You enjoy a challenge and fast-paced environment where you are supervising and training employees. You take pride in representing your organization at various community and/or business meetings. You are good at finding creative solutions to difficult challenges. You communicate and work well with all types of personalities and across generations. You are knowledgeable in organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

A few things that make this opportunity extra awesome:

  • This is a new position; we are growing and need your talent and skills
  • You get to work in a mostly outdoor environment, with some office work and driving involved
  • We love to use updated technology to work smarter, not harder
  • Ozinga offers health insurance, retirement savings offerings, community service project opportunities and a family environment

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