Quarry Production Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

Basic requirements 

  • Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering
  • Previous managerial experience with increasing responsibility as well as progressive experience in the mining industry 
  • Demonstrated the ability to effectively lead a production team
  • Experience in dealing with State and Federal regulatory agencies and how they impact the safety and environmental aspects of the business; Industry background in manufacturing related to mining, stone processing, cement plants, etc.
  • Positive and proactive attitude with ability to address issues and implement solutions
  • Understanding of basic workings of heavy equipment 
  • Detail and process oriented with strong problem resolution abilities 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and willing and able to adapt to fast-paced changing environments

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities   

  • Create and sustain a zero injury culture and monitor effectiveness of initiative
  • Provide leadership to ensure all company safety rules, and regulations in accordance with the  Mining Health & Safety Act are observed by all employees; includes planning the necessary resources in manpower and budgeting to accomplish site safety goals in the PaSSE and SHARP plans.
  • Drive systematic approach in all facets of operations with a focus on continuous improvement in order to generate higher ROI and workflow optimization
  • Execute and contribute to a long range vision for the quarry by implementing agreed programs to ensure attainment of business plan for growth and profit with emphasis on long term principals, sustainability, and a creative work environment
  • Assist in overall plant planning, selecting the proper equipment and establishing the required manpower levels
  • Keep abreast of new equipment and technology so as to operate the Quarry facility at the lowest cost possible
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with federal and provincial environmental regulations for the facility
  • Interface with MOL/MSHA and other governing agencies at local and federal level
  • Monitor environmental compliance
  • Ensure quality of product during process and ensure compliance to ISO quality system
    • Develop corrective action plans for prevention of future customer complaints
    • Monitor quality program including non-conformance resolution
    • Ensure the Management System is effective and well understood by all employees
    • Establish, document and ensure compliance with work instructions to define and control the production process
  • Implementation of training plans to provide employees with the necessary training to perform their job safely and effectively
  • Monitor the overburden removal to maintain significant stone reserves
  • Management of limestone products produced to determine capability and customer requirements
  • Manage tasks to meet sales, production, training, and maintenance requirements
  • Know and follow the collective agreement
  • Oversee overtime requirements to meet sales, production and maintenance requirements
  • Work closely with the Maintenance team to maximize efficiency and minimize unscheduled down time in the quarry and associated plants
  • Ensure the execution of the daily production plan and oversee necessary arrangements to keep plant running during breakdowns; generate maintenance request notifications as needed
  • Routinely monitor key performance indicators identifying opportunities for improvement and making appropriate supervisory and management personnel aware of the findings
  • Attend and provide input during the daily continuous improvement meeting
  • Explain significant variances from daily plan and recommend changes that will upgrade the running of the limestone facility
  • Review barriers identified during shift turn over meetings to develop and monitor action plans to overcome the obstacles
  • Provide feedback to the maintenance team to support operational objectives
  • Verify procedures and work instructions are effective and being followed
  • Establish, document and ensure compliance with work instructions to define and control the production process
  • Ensure the Management System is effective and well understood by all employees

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to assist the team in achieving their goals through facilitation and leadership
  • Ability to maintain positive and responsive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply appropriate conflict management strategies to ensure conflicts are resolved to the benefit of all parties
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills in written, spoken, listening, and presentation; and effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrates strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to handle conflict with a win-win approach
  • Demonstrate personal initiatives; self- starter
  • Possess knowledge of SAP

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