Production Manager (Ref: 9774)

We have a super opportunity for a confident and methodical Production Manager to take charge of day to day production and related administration duties at our Lytag factory, at Drax power station, near York.  You will have a proven track record managing or supervising in a production capacity, be a natural motivator with a can-do attitude and ready to take on your next challenge at our state of the art, multi-million pound factory. 

About the role

Lytag was first manufactured in 1958 following a research project to develop a lightweight aggregate from power station fly ash. In 2013, a new, state of the art multi-million pound factory at Drax power station near York was built. The process transforms fly ash into small, round, very tough pellets. These can be used as a superior lightweight aggregate which is up to 50% lighter than its natural counterpart and has been used in many unique applications across the UK most notably to build some of the dramatic London skyline including the Shard.

Reporting to the Factory Manager, you will supervise two production shifts and the site loading operation to ensure maximum production and logistics efficiency.  Optimising production and maintaining high safety standards will be your top priority. 

Other elements to the role include:

  • Role modeling safety excellence, high engineering standards as well as contributing to, preparing and developing safe practices (including repair procedures).

  • Assisting the Factory Manager and deputising in their absence

  • Analysing OPI’s, sales information, sales forecasts and production trends in conjunction with plant performance and settings to identify baseline performance and product splits. 

  • Collecting and compiling production data and reviewing site KPI’s. Verifying monthly production volumes at month end at the product level and adjusting production schedules as required. 

  • Ensuring all site operations achieve compliance with the Company’s Health & Safety; Environmental and Quality policy and standards. Implementing site specific rules and ensuring that all activities under your control are conducted within the requirements of current legislation. 

  • Ensuring key government health & safety legislation is implemented throughout the site 

  • Effective utilisation of all plant, equipment and facilities to ensure optimum runtime equipment efficiency and that production targets are achieved within the timescales and cost restraints as set by the Area Operations Manager in order to meet customer demand 

  • Liaising with commercial and distribution teams in the event of material shortages or regarding any other reason for interruption to customers’ support requirements 

  • Ensuring that staff are managed effectively by following HR requirements such as dialogue, job review, performance and absence management; maintain good industrial relations with staff; show demonstrable commitment, leadership and integrity 

  • Driving quality compliance (by both assurance and control) and improvement. Being responsible for product root cause analysis and corrective action implementation. 

  • Running Company systems thoroughly and effectively and supporting IMS audits. 

What will you bring?

  • Experience in Production with a resourceful nature.

  • High levels of motivation, strong initiative, drive, enthusiasm and proactive approach

  • Excellent communication and team working skills 

  • Experience in and a deep understanding of, operating safely.

  • Commitment to the pursuit of excellence, every day and in every way.

  • Able to work flexibly as part of a 24 hour, 5 day a week operation as required supporting the operation.

  • Excellent communication and team working skills

  • Good levels of IT literacy

  • Detail and results oriented with strong personal values

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary, bonus and benefits recognizing the contribution you bring

  • Opportunities for Career Progression both at home and abroad

  • An inclusive and safety focused culture with people at the heart of the business

We are committed to building a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Why join Aggregate Industries?

To be at the heart of construction, we see our people at the forefront of the construction industry, transforming it into a more sustainable future. We employ highly talented, experienced and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. We have industry-leading capability in innovation, enabling us to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers. We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in. LafargeHolcim has a global footprint with leadership positions in the vast majority of its markets and a diversified portfolio with a good balance between mature and developing markets positioned in highly populated areas. 

About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the front line of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 270 sites and more than 3,900 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and supply construction materials, export aggregates and offer national road surfacing and contracting services. 

We’re also a proud member of LafargeHolcim, which is the leading global building materials and solutions company with around 90,000 employees in over 80 countries. It holds leading positions in all regions with a balanced portfolio of developing and mature markets.


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About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the frontline of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 330 sites and more than 4100 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and export supply materials for cement and offer national road surfacing and contracting services.