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Assistant Quarry Manager

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 / Quarry Manager / Site Manager looking for your next role? Do you enjoy helping to lead teams in a site based environment? Then we may have just the role for you.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Assistant Quarry Manager to help lead our friendly operations team based at Tarmac Dry Rigg Hardstone Quarry, Helwith Bridge in North Yorkshire. As well as Helwith Bridge this site is easily accessible from Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Clitheroe, Colne, Skipton, Keighley, Hawes, Lancaster, Burnley, Leyburn 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 have responsibility for managing both Tarmac Dry Rigg and our Arcow Quarry, taking ownership of performance and quality on both sites. You will responsible for achieving and maximising the efficiency of the production process and delivering a preventative maintenance scheme for fixed and mobile plant - delivery to customer needs and performance improvement being key. Managing site compliance and ensuring legislative compliance is also a strong aspect of the role.

As Assistant Quarry Manager you will 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
  • All aspects of budgetary control for all site 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 sites and the planned preventative maintenance of all of the site’s equipment, fixed and mobile
  • 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 and driving operational performance through KPI’s

Key Stakeholders you will liaise within the responsibilities of this role:

Operational Team, Operational Performance Team, Site Manager, SHE Team, Technical Team, HR Team, Hauliers, HSE, Regulatory Bodies as well as Customers.

This role is working across Monday to Friday with the occasional Saturday morning required to meet with our plant operational and customer needs. You may also be required to occasionally provide support at another site in Yorkshire.


The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the role of Assistant Quarry Manager you will ideally have experience and knowledge of different methods of winning and extracting raw material as well as 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, separation, classification and beneficiation techniques.

Suitable candidates for the role of Assistant Quarry Manager will:

  • Possess proven competence of different methods of extracting raw material without risk of causing injury or damage whilst optimising overall operating costs
  • Understand the Quarry Regulations 1999 and possess Reg 8.1c accredited status
  • Knowledge of techniques employed to load extracted minerals and viable options to transport extracted minerals
  • Demonstrate performance and competency requirements for all operational roles on site including contractors and sub-contractors
  • Understand the principles of operation of mobile and static plant equipment to produce and process a consistent product to customer and BS EN specifications minimising any waste
  • Understand the maintenance processes required to maximise availability and cost base on the range of mobile and static plant and be able to undertake basic maintenance tasks
  • Communicate confidently using a range of techniques
  • Confidently be able to plan, structure and present meetings and briefings
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Be organised and capable of managing competing priorities


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:

  • 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 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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