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Production Lead

Clewiston, FL
Posted Apr. 24, 2023

Job Summary

The Production Lead is responsible for assisting in all processing operations and workforce performance, ensuring efficiency and timeliness. 

Role / Responsibilities

  • Implement a Quality Control Plan (QCP) and utilize QCP to produce the highest quality certified beach sand.
  • Lead a highly efficient process for producing 1,000,000 tons of in spec beach sand, annually, based on a 10-hour production shift.
  • Lead quality control lab technician and crew responsible for operation of pit, plant, and heavy mobile equipment with 95% targeted availability.
  • Monitor and log production and stockpiling inventory and recording.
  • Responsible for crew knowledge and accountability for meeting MSHA standards, such as work area inspections.
  • Responsible for plant and mobile equipment housekeeping, inspections, timely communications of findings to management on a daily basis and completion of work orders and preventative maintenance.
  • Responsible for assisting in all areas of safety, hiring/terminations, personnel needs/issues, and employee discipline.
  • Accountable for employee/task training to provide safe work environment and document accordingly.
  • Work with MSHA to ensure timely compliance.
  • Work with USACE in all aspects to satisfy compliance.
  • Initiate CMEC certification and program for compliance regulation.
  • Responsible for completion of task training and proper documentation.
  • Support and fill in for managers when necessary.
  • Notify management of maintenance and production shutdowns.
  • Involvement in project planning and execution.
  • Responsible for assisting in the achievement of established budgetary goals.
  • Responsible for adhering to all DEP Environmental Permit guidelines.
  • Proactively manage beach sand moisture content for shipping.
  • Responsible for maximizing pit recovery with high degree of emphasis.
  • Coordinate with management on employee schedules.
  • In the event of one’s absence, ensure a mine representative is always available and onsite.
  • Always maintain successful community relations; communicate and foster harmonious neighborly relationships with adjacent landowners and community.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Experience / Skills Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Highly effective leadership skills with the ability to engage with all levels of management and subordinates and maintain a reliable, efficient production crew.
  • Extensive knowledge of quality control requirements for sand, aggregates, and fill materials.
  • Extensive knowledge of sand mining, pumping and heavy equipment maintenance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to recognize workplace safety hazards and implement necessary corrections while conforming to MSHSA regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of CFR Part 48.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to operate all pit equipment.
  • Ability to detect and troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and respond accordingly.
  • Ability to perform inspections, required corrections and repairs, and safely use equipment.
  • Ability to perform all in-house quality control testing and work with outside labs for testing requiring additional equipment.
  • Must be able to work outside of normal business hours and be on call, as business needs dictate.
  • Valid driver's license.


Experience / Skills Desired

  • Knowledge and experience at mining and/or construction site.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish).

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Prolonged periods standing, kneeling, bending, and climbing.
  • Must be able to handle physically demanding tasks.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to withstand continued exposure to the elements including inclement weather and varying heat/cold conditions.
  • Attend and participate in required trainings as necessary and as required by MSHA.