Senior Grinding Manager - Europe


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Update day: 28-01-2024

Location: Dublin City Dublin

Category: Mechanical / Technical


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Country: Ireland
Req ID:388799

About CRH

CRH is the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing more than 70,000 people at 3,100 locations worldwide. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of superior building materials and products, used extensively in the built environment, in infrastructure, housing and commercial construction projects, of all sizes, all across the world. Each day, millions of people around the world come into contact with our materials and products which help fulfill the basic human need of shelter and the infrastructure we need for our societies to thrive.

Position Overview

Grinding is a key element in the cement manufacturing process. It is a huge cost centre in the cement plant. The role of the Senior Grinding Expert will be to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. He / She will advise, challenge and assist all grinding process performance across the CRH cement plant portfolio. He / She will recommend operational and industrial process improvements to the Opco Plant management teams to improve efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability and maximize profitability.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas
  • Develop guidelines and standards to drive best practice in all CRH grinding applications including cement, raw materials and solid fuels grinding.
  • Play a key role in terms of innovation in grinding technology such as roller presses, ball mills, vertical roller mills, booster mills and separate grinding concepts.
  • Support plant in terms of milling performance improvement (kWh/t, Milling Capacity) and troubleshooting
  • Develop best practices with CRH grinding community
  • Undertake benchmarking studies and grinding audits to identify both weak and successful practices
  • Monitor implementation of improvement initiatives and propose Process Improvement recommendations including Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Share experiences between plants
  • Provide support to Energy & Quality Task Force by proposing new developments and recommendations for achieving objectives
  • Organise specific training for plants production/process staff on milling equipment such as ball mill, vertical mill, roller press, etc.
  • Put in place a system of mill audits and roll it out across all CRH plants
  • be the main point of contact with Grinding Equipment suppliers to achieve the most suitable technological solutions
  • support the engineering team in grinding CAPEX projects in terms of design & implementation
  • Lead Grinding Equipment commissioning and performance tests when necessary
  • Take part in Due Diligence activities when required

Key Functional Competencies and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelors/Honours degree or equivalent in Engineering (Mining, process, mechanical, chemistry). A postgraduate qualification (Masters / Doctoral degree or equivalent) in a relevant technical discipline would be a “nice to have”
  • Extensive experience in operating and providing technical support and process optimisation to heavy industrial comminution plants.
  • Candidate must have excellent understanding of cement production processes and a very good understanding of clinker chemistry and mineralogy
  • Solid background in milling and grinding process optimisation
  • Have experience in heavy industry plant commissioning role
  • Have work experience in a foreign country
  • Experience with process measurement tools and techniques is essential.
  • Good knowledge of modern information technology
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Willingness to travel abroad
  • Must be able to work under time constraints as required

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay plus bonus
  • Comprehensive secondary benefits which includes a medical benefits program
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organisation

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Deadline: 13-03-2024

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