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Control Room Operator

Cement and Lime

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Salary Band 2 plus benefits
Full Time
Closing: 14/02/2020
1 position available
Job Reference No. 30020069

Job Specification


We have a vacancy for a Control Room Operator and we would welcome applications from interested employees who are already in a CRO role or, feel that they would like to develop their knowledge and skills in this area.  This role is part of a shift working team.

 The training and assessment programme to become a Control Room Operator will combine on-the-job, in-house and external courses. It is anticipated that the length of training and assessment will range from 2-3 years depending on the existing skills and experience of the successful candidate.  Following the training programme the successful candidate will be expected to be proficient in all CCR operations and achieve Level 3 certification.  Whilst undertaking the training it is highly likely that shift working will be required.

 Salary progression for this position will be in line with the Way Ahead Agreement and will involve the achievement of relevant training and qualifications in line with the Control Room Operator competency profile.


  • Control all major process lines within the cement manufacturing operation including equipment commissioning, starts- ups, shutdowns, and emergency condition management as per established standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to meet production requirements.
  • Monitor continuously, all plant process lines using all available tools to ensure employee safety, stable equipment operation, equipment integrity within prescribe design limitations, operating targets, and environmental regulations.
  • Control product quality at all stages of the cement manufacturing process by having a clear understanding of the targets, and the levers that are used to control the targets, along with the appropriate decision making process based on the impact of each lever.
  • Coordinate plant resources to troubleshoot, inspect, and maintain plant equipment as required, to meet production demands and prevent failures.
  • Maintain awareness of the automation system control strategy and makes recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the plant organization in both verbal and written format.
  • Maintain awareness of plant operating costs. Consider these costs regularly in the decision making process.


  • Five GCSEs Grade C or above
  • A recognised Health and Safety or Environmental qualification i.e. IOSH Working Safely and / or IOSH Managing Safely, Environmental Awareness.
  • Good knowledge of cement manufacturing process
  • An understanding and interest of kiln burning and milling techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental and quality standards associated with the cement manufacturing process.
  • IT Literate in Lotus Notes, MS Word and Excel


  • Willingness to develop and learn new skills
  • Extremely flexible approach to learning and working
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • A commitment to continuous self-development
  • A commitment to maintaining and improving Health, Safety and Environmental standards
  • Self-motivated
  • Consistent use of initiative to resolve problems


All applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK, as per the UK Illegal Working Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 at the interview stage.

No agencies please.

Tarmac is an equal opportunities employer.

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