The role of the Plant Manager is to provide the necessary leadership for operations management associated with aggregate production including mining, processing of raw materials, stockpiling, and shipping quality products. Operations management encompasses a culture of safety first –zero harm, foster effective team relations, performance excellence focus, asset maintenance best practices, strong financial responsibility, value environmental stewardship and compliance, proactive community engagement and customer focus.
• Lead a safety driven culture that actively reinforces safe behaviors and accountability for team safety.
• Manage the performance of site personnel through effective communication, delegation, objective performance evaluation and constructive accountability.
• Identify operational performance opportunities and develop strategies for execution of initiatives to improve efficiency and productivity. This includes effective use of KPI’s performance reviews, action plans, reports and best practices.
• Direct and monitor site production activities to ensure scheduled production strategies while maintaining safe operation.
• Responsible for successful financial results through effective cost management, operational forecasting/ budgeting, and production attainment.
• Responsible for executing and developing plant maintenance strategies to achieve operational excellence while maintaining operational cost controls.
• Coordinate site activities as required with functional regional and corporate departments: may include Safety, Human Resources, Land and Environment, Sales, Quality Assurance, Finance, Maintenance, etc.
• Maintain a customer (internal and external) focus high includes sufficient inventory levels at site to service market needs and ensures processes are in place to provide quality products.
• Work proactively within the local community to ensure Aggregate Industries is considered a member of the community.
• Ensure environmental stewardship including compliance, rehabilitation and meeting permit obligations.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering or Business Management. Direct experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with good negotiation, planning, scheduling and people management ability.
• Ability to identify production problems, and the experience to solve those problems.
• Good knowledge of Sand and Aggregate Mining and Related Raw Materials Plant Production, and the ability to motive department personnel to meet production goals, while maintaining the integrity of the safety program.
• Good working knowledge of electrical systems, hydraulic systems, water systems, pumps, motors, conveyors and air systems.
• Must be a decision-maker that constantly incorporates common business sense into the decision-making process.
• Material handling knowledge is essential
Five (5) to Seven (7) Years Aggregate Mining and related Raw Materials Plant Production Experience
Supervisor’s Card issued by MSHA
Travel Requirements: Local travel throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia, required.
Computer and Software Skills: Computer proficiency required. Basic PC skills using Microsoft Office Application. Prior SAP experience helpful, but not required..
• Required - Ability to read, write and speak English.
• Preferred - Bilingual.
LICENSE TO LEAD – OH&S COMPETENCIES
• Implements OH&S Mission: Ensures alignment of OH&S activities arising from OpCo OH&S mission
• Ensures adequate OH&S organization: Ensures relevant actions are taken so that OH&S requirements are met
• Identifies Hazards & Control Risks: Actively manages risks by ensuring that all related control activities are implemented thoroughly
• Manages Incidents: Drives committed and effective incident management
• Responsible for maintaining safe working environments and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal safety regulations; coordinate closely with local Safety Manager.
Ensure compliance with internal control procedures - communicating problems in operations, unwarranted deviations from established standards, and violations of policy or law