Plant Manager

Aggregate Industries
Rockville, MD

PURPOSE

The position of Plant Manager 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.  The Plant manager will interface with, Supervisors, Sales and Functional Groups to translate production strategies and processes resulting in cost-effective processing and profitable manufacture of aggregate products.  

The Plant Manager will analyze and monitor production efficiency/productivity to ensure the Company is fully utilizing on site vehicles and plant equipment at the assigned location. In addition, the Plant Manager will develop mining and production strategies and tactics to ensure an approach to raise productivity levels, maintaining safety as a top propriety, while controlling the costs of the assigned location.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
  • Consistently identify new operational opportunities and develop strategies for accomplishing the attainment of improved efficiency and productivity.
  • Address the needs of the customer while at the same time promoting and protecting the long-term interests of the Company.
  • Initiate and implement production and scheduling related programs, strategies and techniques that result in increased productivity, and maintain safe operations of the assigned Plant, while containing the budgeted expenses of the assigned plants.
  • Manage the performances of subordinate personnel, work independently, meet deadlines and manage the assigned Plant with fiscal integrity.
  • Delegate responsibilities; must be able to objectively evaluate the performance of subordinates; and must be able to hold others accountable in a constructive manner.
  • Participate in Company safety inspections as well as MSHA inspections.
  • Communicate with site crew which includes plant operator, loader operators and laborers. Depending on labor situation and plant size may need to load and/or be part of operating crew.
  • Supervise team to maintain production and efficiency. Schedule production and execute preventative maintenance routines
  • Maintain sufficient inventory levels at site to service customers’ needs
  • Coordinate safety issues and investigate incidents with safety department. Ensure environmental compliance, rehabilitation and meeting permit obligations
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Required Education:  Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience

Field of Study Preferred: Mining Engineering, Management

Required Work Experience: 5-7 years Aggregate Mining and related Raw Materials Plant Production experience

Licenses Preferred: Supervisor’s Card by MSHA

Required Computer and Software Skills: Computer proficiency required. SAP experience would be a plus

Additional Requirements:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skill coupled with good negotiation, planning, scheduling and people management ability.
  • The ability to recognize 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 motivate departmental personnel to meet production goals while maintaining the integrity of the safety program.
  • Understanding computer will be helpful.
  • Needs to have a 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 essential.