Finish Mill Engineer - Cement


Recently ranked at #72 on Fortune magazine s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the world, Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, employs more than 8,500 employees at operations spanning 27 states, Canada and the Bahamas. A leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, dedicated teams at Martin Marietta supply the resources for the roads, sidewalks and foundations on which we live.

At Martin Marietta, we are always looking for the best and the brightest, for people who have the potential to be the Company's future leaders. We are building on our foundation of success by selecting the finest people and helping them realize their potential. When you decide to build your career at Martin Marietta, you'll know what it's like to be respected, challenged and rewarded.


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Production Manager,This position is responsible for monitoring finish mill operations, determine feed set points and other operating parameters that achieve maximum sustainable finish grinding production rates while respecting quality targets.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the finish mills (and raw grinding when needed) department.
  • Review and analyze operational data to evaluate and recommend changes for efficient and continuous operation.
  • Ensure maximum utilization and performance of all finish mill (and raw mill) equipment at the lowest costs.
  • Ensures management is aware of trends and operational issues in a timely manner and is responsible for communicating proposed solutions.
  • Leads daily consultation with the Production Supervisor /CRO / mill operator to discuss and evaluate performance and the resulting impact on overall finish mill production.
  • Provide technical expertise to diagnose operations, an make corrections
  • Advise management and operations staff on necessary adjustments and changes to protocols
  • Participates in the production department rotating on call schedule for supervisors.
  • Collaborates with the plant Quality Control Department to meet product specifications and production goals.
  • Monitors plant s production KPIs on regular basis and coordinate plans to improve them in coordination with different departments.
  • Conducts, coordinate and participate on Root Cause Analysis of major mill system equipment downtimes.
  • Performs monthly inspections on Finish Mills and initiate/follow up corrective actions when needed.
  • Perform quarterly process assessments on Finish Mills, and initiate actions to improve equipment performance. Performs field tests and audits on finish mill systems with other process engineers, reports on findings and plan of action to address deficiencies.
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of procedures and programs to increase process efficiency, equipment performance, product quality and working conditions
  • Ensures that all federal, state and company safety regulations are met consistently and that employees are trained/understand and comply with these safety standards
  • Identifies and implements new and improved methods of production. Keep abreast of changes in technology and innovative production methods, as well as current trends in the industry
  • Provides guidance to the Process Control Technicians in finish mill operations
  • Communicates maintenance requirements and priorities with the Maintenance Department.
  • Directs material handling maintenance projects w. r. t. finish mill system improvements that promote excellence in housekeeping
  • Analyzes and interprets finish grind data for other departments as required.
  • Ensure compliance with plant policies & procedures, safety, environmental, state and federal process regulations.
  • Participate in CI project opportunities and other related activities ; 5S, standard work, audits and area inspections with other supervisors to achieve world class levels of cleanliness and safety
  • Determines those plant computer control system updates to achieve goals and makes recommendations regarding plant operating needs to Production manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or equal preferred, but not essential
  • Technical / managerial experience in cement production of at least 5 years or more

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of all phases of cement production in finish mill systems, including field process measurements and calculations to facilitate heat and material balances, finish mill audits, and audit reports with recommendations on actions needed.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate positive working relationships with all levels of management and staff
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and other job related computer applications. Ability to quickly learn any software needed to perform duties
  • Ability to speak clearly in English and be understood in conversation and on telephones/radios
  • Ability to respond decisively to emergencies
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in problem solving
  • Knowledge of all relevant safety regulations and strong commitment to safety
  • Promote proper safety practices and accident prevention
  • Ability to effectively direct, motivate and coach the activities of others
  • Strong written/verbal communication, analytical, and mechanical skills
  • Excellent work ethic high standard of performance and production.
  • Exercise independent decision-making, prioritize conflicting demands
  • Must understand Lockout/Tagout/Tryout procedure and safety requirements
  • Must understand Confined Space entry procedure and safety requirements
  • Ability to travel on occasion

Physical Requirements

  • Climb ladder and/or stairs up to 150 feet
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time (up to eight hours), stand, stoop, and bend.
  • Manual dexterity to operate telephone, personal computer, fax and copy machines and other office equipment.
  • Ability to drive automobile to various plant sites and work locations.
  • Ability to wear PPE, including hard hat, steel toed boots, safety eye wear and hearing protection.
  • Ability to walk up to 200 yards over rough, uneven, and/or wet and slippery terrain.
  • Ability to climb on equipment to provide supervision as necessary.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds up to 10 times a day.

Working Conditions

Must be able to work in all weather conditions (heat, cold, and rain). Must be able to work in noisy environment with noise levels up to 120 dba. Must be able to work in environments including vibration and mechanical and electrical hazards. Must be able to work any assigned shift. May have exposure to dust, cement, clay, gypsum, sand, diesel exhaust, lubricants, solvents, various fuels, etc. (See MSDS s)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • 401(k) with Company matching
  • Pension
  • Salary Continuation Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability Options
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • Educational/Tuition Assistance Plan
  • College Scholarship Program for dependent children
  • Matching Gift Program
  • New Auto Purchase Discount Plans

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