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Assistant Quarry Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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. 

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Quarry Manager to join and lead our fantastic Sand and Gravel Quarry team at our Hints Sand and Gravel Quarry close to Tamworth in Staffordshire.  This role is easily commutable from Tamworth, Lichfield, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Rugeley, Burton-upon-Trent, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Nuneaton 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

The Assistant Quarry Manager will manage and be accountable for the Sand and Gravel Quarry operations on our plant. Safety and operational standards are the fundamentals of the role of Assistant Quarry Manager 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.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Assistant Quarry Manager, not exhaustive:

  • Leading and active management of the Sand and Gravel Quarry operational teams
  • Delivery of toolbox talks
  • Manage all aspects of daily production including operational costs and control stocks
  • Drive operational performance through KPI’s
  • Effectively coach and performance manage all direct reports
  • Timely resolution of queries assigned to the sector
  • Take responsibility for their own safety and that of colleagues and business partners
  • Maintain site housekeeping to a high standard
  • Monitor Sand and Gravel Quarrying to meet customer needs whilst meeting internal quality requirements
  • Responsible for the budget in relation to the plant you are responsible for, these being both fixed and variable costs

Key Stakeholders you will liaise with in the responsibilities of this role:

  • Business Manager - Area Director - Health & Safety team - Procurement and support teams - National Logistics team - Area Operations teams - Area Commercial teams - Area HR Manager - Industry Bodies - Customers

Please note that this role is a FTC maternity cover

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate for the position of Assistant Quarry Manager you will have experience and knowledge of:

ESSENTIAL Experience

  • Experience in Quarry operations
  • Previous experience of a Sand and Gravel Quarry environment – would prove highly beneficial
  • Full knowledge of Risk Assessments and Safe System of Work Systems
  • Working knowledge of production processes
  • Working knowledge of H&S and Environmental policies

DESIRABLE Qualifications

  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NVQ in fixed and mobile plant operations


  • Able to actively identify and implement site and process improvements
  • Able to look for opportunities to identify customer needs
  • Able to effectively communicate to feed opportunities into customer services / sales

Why Tarmac

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

  • 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 inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

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


Tarmac 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. 


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