Graduate Opportunity

Production Manager for Cement

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The Production Manager will interface with both electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines, ensuring preventative, corrective and planned maintenance plans are implemented and delivered.

Job Description

Working at Hanson is about being part of something big – with more than 300 sites across the UK and over 3,500 employees in a wide range of roles, Hanson has opportunities for all. Belonging to the international HeidelbergCement Group which has a leading global position in aggregates, cement and concrete, everyone is part of one team that is committed to achieving the company's visions. Our staff understand that what we do is much more than “just” produce materials, we are vital to ensuring that roads can be built and maintained, we form the foundations of buildings such as hospitals and we are part of major projects that will shape the future of the UK. One of our key aims is to be a leading sustainable business that is committed to being fair, respectful and inclusive. Hanson is an equal opportunities employer.

Hanson UK

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry.

Description of Team/Department

Reporting to the Works Manager at Port Talbot Regen Plant the production manager will manage the shift teams covering the 24/7 plant process.

Regen, Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag, is a cement substitute, manufactured from a by-product of the iron-making industry. Using one tonne of Regen in concrete reduces the embodied CO2 by around 900kg.

Purpose of/Responsibilities of the role

To be part of the Port Talbot management team with responsibility for managing the shift personnel and plant, to ensure production operations meet customer expectations and service commitments through product quality and product availability.

The Production Manager will interface with both electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines, ensuring preventative, corrective and planned maintenance plans are implemented and delivered.

To manage the shift teams and ensure monitoring, measurement and control of the operational factors which contribute to efficient production to achieve KPI and OPEX targets.

To not only meet environmental and safety standards but to champion a strong health & safety culture with direct and indirect reports


  • High level of education: preferably an university degree in process control, engineering, or a related subject
  • Operational Knowledge of production plants & strong process knowledge.
  • Preventative maintenance and techniques and practices experience.
  • Strong Management, planning, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead a team and experience of developing team-working
  • Effective delegator with the ability to enthuse and motivate people.
  • Coaching and developing people skills.
  • Ability to manage risks and prioritise workload.
  • Engineering

Excellent Remuneration and Benefits

  • Ongoing training and development and opportunities to help further your career.
  • A comprehensive structured induction programme.
  • Experience within a well-respected global market leader.
  • Pension with generous contributions from Hanson.
  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more.
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Cycle to work, voluntary Life assurance.
  • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Port Talbot (South East Wales)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemical
  • Construction Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Process

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