Block Plant Superintendent

Country/Region:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.


Under the supervision of the Plant Manager, the Block Plant Superintendent oversees and directs the day to day operations of the Block Plant.  This includes managing employee scheduling, coordinating production scheduling and quality efforts, overseeing maintenance, and ensuring safety measures are practiced and maintained. Performs other duties as assigned.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Include the following, other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Employee Schedule-Schedules all Block Plant employees.
    1. Coordinates vacations, individual schedules, and other events such as FMLA, sick leave, and personal leave, etc.
    2. Creates a flexible employee schedule to meet the production schedule.  Typical shifting is 2-10 hour shifts 5 days a week for half the year and approximately 6 days a week for half the year-as determined by supply and demand.
    3. Regular attendance is required.
  2. Production Schedule-Coordinates directly with the production scheduler.
    1. Optimizes the production schedule by using a working knowledge of product characteristics such as color, curing, splitting and other key aspects.
    2. Schedules mold maintenance personnel to ensure molds are ready for production.
  3.  Molds-Applies historical data and best practices to maintain a successful mold program.
    1. Gains a tremendous working knowledge of molds and mold parts to ensure parts are ordered as needed when needed.
    2. Develops key relationships with vendors.
    3. Builds a sound working knowledge of mold components in terms of tolerances and function to ensure molds can produce to Quality Standards.
  4. Quality-Pursues and applies a comprehensive knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
    1. Ensures key standards such as absorption and compression are met.
    2. Ensures product colors and blends are accurate and repeatable.
    3. Develops and maintains processes and procedures that organize and update mix designs, machine settings, and numerous other equipment settings.
  5. Curing-Gains a comprehensive working knowledge of curing.
    1. Develops key relationships with vendors to maintain high service levels.
    2. Understands and applies curing science to ensure different products receive the proper cure cycle.
    3. Oversees the maintenance and proper working condition of all components from the vapor generator to the roll up doors.
    4. Responsible for daily monitoring and evaluation of the curing system to determine effectiveness and to identify problems or to develop trends.
  6. Maintenance-Oversees the internal maintenance program while coordinating with the external maintenance program.
    1. Develops and maintains key preventative and predictive maintenance programs.
    2. Determines when maintenance will be performed.
    3. Develops key relationships with numerous vendors to ensure ongoing support and service is available.
    4. Coordinates routine maintenance and large projects with the overall site maintenance and scheduling.
    5. Oversees any annual rebuilds by planning, scheduling, and coordinating with the Maintenance Department.
    6. Works closely with the Maintenance Department to write, assign, and follow up on all maintenance related projects and work orders.
  7. Parts-Develops a comprehensive parts knowledge of all components in the plant.
    1. Oversee the request, purchase, storage, organization and status of parts.
  8. Continuous Education-Oversees the Continuous Education efforts of all operators, cubers, and forklift drivers at the Tiger plant.
  9. Continuous Improvement-Oversees efforts to identify, recommend, and implement improvements in areas such as safety, moral, equipment, processes, and quality.
  10. Safety-Leads weekly huddles and establishes the agenda.
    1. With the assistance of the site Safety Coordinator, ensures people have received proper training on various processes and pieces of equipment.
    2. Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  11. Financial-Assists in defined monthly financial aspects of the plant.
    1. Understands and applies best practices as it relates to labor, parts, molds, and maintenance spending.
    2. Maintains and explains budgets as they relate to molds, maintenance, and labor.
  12. Daily Reporting-Ensures various daily reporting activities are met.
    1. Production Reports
    2. Time Keeping Reports
  13. Culture and Morale-
    1. Holds performance reviews with employees.
    2. Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules and ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  14. Machine Operation-Due to the nature of unplanned events, operating and filling in on the equipment, line, and forklift is reasonable to expect.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three (3) to five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • On-the-job training experience is required to be able to perform certain duties.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Five years' experience in a supervisory role.
  • Ability to operate a computer and any other equipment required to perform the duties assigned.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.  
  • Valid Driver's License Class C required.
  • Regular attendance is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Standing, walking, talking/listening, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.
  • Lifting up-to 100 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
  • Outdoor weather conditions.
  • Extreme temperatures.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairfield