Assistant Quarry Manager

  • Porthyrhyd, United Kingdom
  • £35,000 - £42,000 + package
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Their innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.

We are recruiting for an Assistant Quarry Manager to join and lead the fantastic team at our an Asphalt Plant in Porthyrhyd near Carmarthen, South Wales. As well as Porthyrhyd  and Carmarthen this site is accessible from Llanelli, Gorslas, Ammanford, Gorseinon, Swansea, Morriston, Neath, Ystradgynlais, Port Talbot, Lampeter, Newcastle Emlyn, St Clears and the surrounding areas.

Main Responsibilities
The Quarry Manager will manage and be accountable for all operations on the Asphalt Plant. Safety and operational standards are the fundamentals of the role with cost control, people management, delivery to customer needs and performance improvement being key. Managing plant compliance with business policies and procedures and ensuring that legislative compliance is also a strong aspect of the role.

As an Assistant Quarry Manager you will also be responsible for:
  • Managing, coaching and developing a highly skilled, fit for purpose and extremely motivated team to ensure business continuity and reduce business risk
  • Leading change and continuous improvement initiatives, whilst maintaining disciplined stock management processes and producing operational reports
  • Understand different methods of winning and extracting raw material
  • Knowledge of techniques employed to load extracted minerals and viable options to transport extracted minerals and its applications within the industry, including feeding, crushing, screening, washing, separation, classification and beneficiation techniques
  • Understanding Quarry Regulations 1999 enabling a Reg 8.1d appointment
  • All aspects of budgetary control for the Plant
  • Maintaining and implementing existing and new, Standard Operating Procedures, risk assessments and training your staff on the same
  • Managing and overseeing the safe operation of the plant and the planned preventative maintenance of all of the site’s equipment fixed and mobile with responsibility for your own safety and that of colleagues and business partners
  • Reporting and investigating any unsafe or hazardous working practices
  • Issuing of safety briefings and toolbox talks to your operational team
  • Managing proactively both mandatory training and developmental training of your staff and keep an up-to-date training matrix
  • Collating and report on monthly performance KPI for your business unit for the Area Operations Managing and driving operational performance through KPI’s
  • Ensuring appropriate Contractor and visitor inductions are carried out in line with company procedures

This role will see you working each day, Monday to Friday, but flexibility is key to this role with the expectation to be available to meet with our plant’s operational and customer needs as well.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for the role of Assistant Quarry Manager will have proven experience working in Quarrying Operations/Asphalt Operations. The successful candidate will also have:
  • Diploma in Quarry Technology/FdSc Extractives Technology
  • SHE NVQ Level 4/QCF Level 6
  • IOSH/NEBOSH would be advantageous
  • Full knowledge of Risk Assessments and Safe System of Work Systems
  • Working knowledge of production processes, H&S and Environmental policies
  • Strong IT skills including a high level of competence with SAP and the Microsoft packages – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multitask and manage change

As well as a competitive salary package, our client offer all employees career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 
  • Overtime rates
  • Bonus
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the employee reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities

The position is to start ASAP and we have immediate interview slots available.

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Sadie Edwards

Sadie Edwards

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