Martin Marietta Production Control Technician in New Braunfels, Texas

Recently ranked at #72 on Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the world, Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, employs more than 8,500 employees at operations spanning 27 states, Canada and the Bahamas. A leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, dedicated teams at Martin Marietta supply the resources for the roads, sidewalks and foundations on which we live.

At Martin Marietta, we are always looking for the best and the brightest, for people who have the potential to be the Company's future leaders. We are building on our foundation of success by selecting the finest people and helping them realize their potential. When you decide to build your career at Martin Marietta, you'll know what it's like to be respected, challenged and rewarded.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Production Manager and / or Production Superintendent, the Production Control Operator uses computers and sophisticated instrumentation to monitor and make adjustments to the system, including efficient operations of the cement manufacturing process.


  • Operate the plant with employee safety, environmental compliance, equipment care and reliability and product quality as the primary guideposts while achieving planned production on an hourly, daily and annual basis

  • Operate equipment including, but not limited to the Crusher System, Reclaimer System Vertical Roller Mills, Coal Mills, Kilns, Coolers and Finish Mills

  • Monitor all equipment performance characteristics in the plant, such as temperatures, pressures and amp gauges interpreting gauges, charts and instruments to make adjustments as necessary while maintaining the highest employee safety, environmental compliance and care of the equipment

  • Run two separate kiln operation systems by making necessary adjustments to the rate of fuel flow, speed, draft and other process variables. Troubleshoot problems for best overall equipment efficiency and participate on root cause analysis for equipment downtime

  • Coordinate activities of operating personnel. Has the authority to assign routine and non-routine work

  • Answer incoming calls in a professional and courteous manner and direct calls as needed

  • Work in cooperation with Quality Control personnel to produce quality products. This may include cross training and running samples with Quality Control personnel to effectively learn the chemistry of clinker and cement products and by-products

  • Work in cooperation with Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance. Open accurate work orders for necessary corrective maintenance

  • Work in cooperation with Production and Distribution personnel in delivering cement products to the appropriate product specific storage silos. To include the monitoring of product inventories and providing input to production schedules.

  • Accountable for personnel and equipment safety, production rates, emissions and other process variables as assigned

  • Maintain accurate records of the kilns, vertical mills, finish mills and their auxiliary equipment, including cause and actions taken on equipment downtime

  • Must clear ATF certification for handling “Cardox” system materials and tools

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Production Manager, Production Superintendent, Kiln Engineer and the Production department

Minimum Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Related bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Must have minimum 2 years of experience in cement production and thorough knowledge of the kiln process

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to multi-task and make sound decisions in a very fast paced and demanding environment

  • Ability to make decisions, troubleshoot problems and assist the Production department

  • Must have computer knowledge which includes, Windows, Microsoft package and Wonderware Applications or similar

  • Capacity to learn customized software (Downtime Software, quality controls, electrical consumption at the plant, kiln temperature software (scanner), etc.

  • Must have strong basic mathematics skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Ability to clearly communicate with all plant personnel in all areas of the plant using English

  • Must be computer literate and have ability to learn new software

  • Strong, courteous communication skills

  • Team oriented, able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Self-starter with ability to work with little or no supervision

  • Ability to read and interpret gauges/dials and process video and make competent decisions related to processing equipment

  • Must be able to work rotating shift– days, nights, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to work with all supervisors and keep them informed of Control Room situations

  • Must have leadership skills and the ability to fill in for the Production Supervisor if required

  • Excellent work ethic – high standard of safe performance and production

  • Assist in various labor activities during plant outages


  • Ability sit or stand for long periods of time while monitoring process control screens to ensure safe and efficient plant operation

  • Visual acuity and hearing to see video monitors to read and interpret the video and graphic process representations and hear various warning sounds requiring instant reactions

  • Manual dexterity to use computer keyboard, mouse and other basic office equipment


Works in all weather conditions including heat, cold, ice, rain and in high humidity and is required to work in all plant environments. Incumbent will be exposed to vibrating equipment and mechanical and electrical hazards and heights. Salaried position, but working a rotating shift (24x7, 365 day operation)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

  • Medical

  • Prescription Drug

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Health Care Reimbursement Account

  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

  • Wellness Programs

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

  • 401(k) with Company matching

  • Pension

  • Salary Continuation – Short-Term Disability

  • Long-Term Disability Options

  • Employee Life Insurance

  • Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance

  • Direct Deposit Payroll

  • Educational/Tuition Assistance Plan

  • College Scholarship Program – for dependent children

  • Matching Gift Program

  • New Auto Purchase Discount Plans

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition ID: 2019-5266

Division: Cement and SW RM Division

External Company Name: Martin Marietta, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 7781 FM 1102

Post End Date: 3/22/2019