Based in the South Taranaki/Taranaki region, we are looking for a Quarry Operations Manager who can offer experience within the extractives industry, along with leadership qualities.
Working directly with a small team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management and compliance of two established quarries with 80,000 to 90,000m3 extracted and processed each year along with 1 currently unmanned quarry in the Southern region soon to be commissioned. You will be responsible for safely managing the extraction and production activities, quarry projects, restoration work, recruiting and training staff, and troubleshooting any technical problems. You will be responsible for the care and maintenance of the operation’s key assets including three loaders, five excavators and three mobile processing plants.

We require an adaptable, proactive, lateral thinker who is passionate about the industry and the preservation of the land and the environment. You must be self-motivated and have a resilient attitude towards life.
Key attributes will be your networking skills to build key relationships with customers, residents, local contractors along with roading/civil engineering companies within the region and understanding their business needs along with optimising ours.
You will be comfortable with reporting on the performance of the operation to management along with strategic planning of forecasting capital works and general expenses.
It is also the expectation of the company that upholding the standards of safety and protecting the wellbeing of the crew is to be paramount. You are someone who holds this in the forefront of your career within the industry and will have healthy family values and operates with integrity.

• All aspects of the day-to-day running of quarries, including all operational duties
• Continuous Health and Safety Management including regular toolbox meetings
• Ongoing Development of Risk Management, Quarry Operations and Hazard control
• Managing the maintenance of the plant, machinery, buildings, equipment, and all vehicles
• Planning and managing the execution of overburden removal, placement and resource material extraction
• Assist in reviewing and formulating annual budgets
• Administrative duties including accurate data collection around fuel consumption along with sales and production as well as keeping records of all sales and invoicing – please note support is given from Head Office for more complex needs

• Minimum B Grade Quarry Manager certification (A grade ideal but not essential)
• Wheels, tracks, and rollers
• First Aid Level 2
• Additional HT licenses would be of value
• Minimum 8 years industry experience
• Minimum 3 years as a team leader

• Of character containing authenticity, integrity, honesty & reliability
• Has a glass half full attitude towards life
• Has a strong grasp on health & safety in the work place
• Can work with a team to safely and effectively design, communicate and execute a plan
• Has a good grasp on resource consents and industry safety and environmental compliance
• Is patient and measured in pressure & conflict situations
• Possesses strong skills in time management, delegation, listening, and decision-making
• Is a strategic thinker and problem solver
• Is diligent and supportive of conducting and documenting SOP’s, toolboxes & inspections
• Takes care and pride in their work and presentation of the workplace
• Is good with using electronic devises and integrating technological solutions into the work

• Access to a well-resourced, experienced management and governance team
• Modern and fit for purpose tools and equipment
• A role within a business that invests in its people, safety and equipment
• Autonomy, responsibility and support with Professional Development
• Comprehensive Remuneration Structure including vehicle, fuel, phone, computer & KPI bonuses
• Assistance and support with maintaining CDP for quarry competency certification
• Opportunities for personal and professional growth

If you have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the industry and at least 3 years in a senior role within a quarry, we would like to hear from you regarding this rare opportunity.
Please apply in the first instance by submitting your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] as to why you are applying and what your current situation is.

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