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Quarry Manager

Company: Lhoist
Location: Alabama
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the safe, efficient operations and maintenance of the mobile mining equipment fleet at the O'Neal Quarry and crushing plant. Ensures that the mine plan is effectively implemented to maintain the long-term viability of the reserve; is the safety Champion of the mining team, tracks & drives productivity resulting in the most efficient cost/ton mined. Works closely with the Plant Manager related to maintenance activities of the fixed crushing plant equipment.


Leadership for safety and environment for mining operations.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct monthly safety meetings.
  • Integrate corporate EH&S core initiatives at the Quarry site.
  • Actively participate in audits for regulatory, safety, and environmental compliance at the Quarry site.
  • Proactively demonstrate core values and establish safety and environmental standards for all mining related activities.
  • Responsible for all reclamation activities at the mine site.

Implementing Mining Plan developed in collaboration with the Regional Senior Mining Engineer.

  • Provide data to support the R&R process
  • Participation in the development of the 5-year mine plan
  • Timely completion of Annual Material Movement (AMM) plans
  • Coordinate with corporate G&M on planning to ensure timely completion of quarry budgets (mining and crushing), in Lowest sustainable Mining Cost (LSMC) format.
  • Monthly LSMC review and reporting, variances understood, and cost improvement plans developed
  • Monthly mining KPIs review and reporting, variances explained, and performance improvement plans developed.
  • Mining improvement opportunities identified, and continuous improvement program recommendations submitted to optimize performance (KPIs) and costs (LSMC)
  • Ensure mine QC process/practices are integrated and implemented to meet corporate QC core initiatives.

Communicate with Mining Team (corporate Geologist and Mine Planner) to discuss and seek consensus resolution to mining related issues and improvements:

  • Maintain monthly communication with managers, plant managers, regional directors and G&M on status of mine plan execution.
  • Communicate mining related issues with Mining Team members, seeking consensus resolution at the lowest level and escalating when necessary
  • Continually drive process improvement opportunities.
  • Facilitate planning to support projects at the mine site.
  • Provide feedback to drive/leverage new opportunities within or between existing operations.

Develop the human resources at the mine site to provide stability for future operations, as well as "bench strength" for professional positions:

  • Responsible for the development of mining professionals to ensure that competent resources are in place to operate/manage mining operations.
  • Communicate mining professional's performance highlights to plant managers, regional directors and corporate M&E
  • Work with plant managers/regional directors and H.R. / competency centers / functions to develop mining professionals MRAs in addition to training and needs development plans
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in dealing with State and Federal agencies and how they impact the safety and environmental aspects of the business
  • Proven track record in modern quarry operations, experience with production and process control
  • Working knowledge of MSHA regulations and environmental regulations
  • Positive and proactive attitude with an ability to address issues and implement solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to assess organizational and people issues, provide coaching and mentoring, and deliver solutions that improve performance
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills are required to work through the company's operating budget, capital planning and performance progress through the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and other analytics
  • Good leader or supervisory experience is required.
  • Must be willing to be hands-on and not afraid to perform other work
  • Must be capable of working any shift, on-call, overtime, or seven days a week, if needed.
  • Must be able to improve working conditions (safety, quality, productivity, cost) and increase subordinates' skills and capabilities
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of hourly personnel and to train and develop an effective workforce and administrate corrective action is a plus
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meeting all required deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs.
  • Good understanding of environmental, safety and the desire to following all established procedures are required.
  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands include, but are not limited to:

  • Must be physically able to perform work assigned.
  • Must be physically capable of accessing all plant locations.
  • Tolerate working outside in severe weather conditions as well as exposure to industrial high temperature, noise and dust.
  • Access all areas within a site which could include heights of 120 feet, confined spaces, climbing ladders or stairs, and accessing tunnels.
  • Will be working in both an office environment and in a mining process environment.
  • The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions: Extreme Heat and Cold, Noise, Walking on Uneven Surfaces, Vibration, Oils, and Atmospheric Conditions such as Dust, Fumes, and Metallic Particles.
  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time): Standing, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing and sitting.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Required Experience: Minimum of 2-4 years of previous leader or supervisory experience in a mining/mineral processing environment is required. At least 5 years of experience in mining or engineering role.

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED. BS degree in Mining, Geology, Civil, and/or Earthwork Engineering or technical related field or equivalent work experience in the field is desired.

Lhoist North America offers a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and vacation. LNA also supports employee work-life balance with telecommuting and compressed workweek options for many positions.

Lhoist North America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Lhoist, Rochester , Quarry Manager, Other , Alabama, New York

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