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Assistant Quarry Manager - Sand and Gravel

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

Are you a Supervisor / Assistant Quarry Manager looking for your next role?  Do you enjoy managing a quarry environment? Then this may be the role for you.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Assistant Quarry Manager to join and lead our friendly operations team at our Tarmac Eaton Hall Sand and Gravel Quarry near Congleton. This role is accessible from Eaton, Congleton, Manchester, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Buxton, Leek, Northwich, Winsford, Sandbach, Crewe, Stockport and the surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Operations Manager the Assistant Quarry Manager will manage and be accountable for all quarrying operations on the site. Tarmac Eaton Hall is a Sand and Gravel operation which includes dredging, sand processing and drying. 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 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 appointment (either C or D)
  • All aspects of budgetary control for all quarrying operations
  • 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

The role of Assistant Quarry Manager is a days role Monday to Friday, but flexibility is key with the expectation to be available to meet with our plant’s operational needs. A van is provided with the role.


The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the role of Assistant Quarry Manager you will ideally have experience and knowledge of:

  • Diploma in Quarry Technology/FdSc Extractives Technology
  • SHE NVQ Level 4/QCF Level 6
  • Highly experienced in Quarrying Operations
  • 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


Why Us

In addition to the role of Assistant Quarry Manager we also offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits including:

  • Company van
  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac, a CRH company, is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Tarmac Trading Limited


Tarmac Trading Limited


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