Experiences and Expectations of a Cement Plant Manager

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Experiences and Expectations of a Cement Plant Manager

A Plant Manager’s View… Strength, Performance, Passion

Rudolf Haas Holcim (Switzerland) AG Siggenthal Plant

a Plant Manager’s View: STATEMENTS

  • I enjoy my work…”still”!
  • exciting, challenging, rewarding… a dream…?
  • a huge variety of tasks: from geology to…KPI’s (MPR) …relation to community (CSR, OH&S)
  • responsibility for people, assets, production, environment, cost… people come first!
  • prospects for development and prestige…?

Cementos Caribe, Cumarebo, Venezuela

a Plant Manager’s View: Concerns

  • Strength, Performance, Passion”

-Strength: people… target: continuous training

-Performance: production (OEE, AFR, MTBF)… quality

-Passion: motivation, identification, initiative, creativity

  • Challenging Holcim’s Targets

– Fuel Costs… AFR: TSR=100 %! – “How can we reach this?”

-FTE… “How to be more versatile and efficient?”

  • Activities, programs and changes

-Focus on priorities, “triage”

-Optimisation, sustainable development

a Plant Manager: Key Success Factors

  • Be risk minded and courageous
  • Efficient organisation
  • Keep close with employees …walk the plant
  • Contacts, communication in- and outside plant
  • Select, encourage and develop employees, confidence
  • Faster learning, exchange of experience and know how, consult experts
  • Committed to move things!
  • Enjoy working with people, team spirit, have fun!

Manager Profile

  • Flexible, graduated engineer with industrial management background
  • 5 to 10 years of cement practice, with experience as head of production and maintenance
  • Project experience inclusive commissioning
  • Likes people and creating new opportunities
  • Good communicator and team player
  • Flexible and tolerant family

 

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