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Assistant Plant Manager

Primary Location
Thornton-IL
Job Posting
The Company and the Role:
Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and other concrete products.
Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.
Lehigh Hanson is seeking an Assistant Plant Manager at our Thornton Quarry in Thornton, IL.
ROLE SUMMARY:
This is a great opportunity to be a key player in the management of a large and challenging operation. The Assistant Plant Manager supports the Plant Manager in directing and managing all plant operations with responsibilities for safety, staff development, production, maintenance, quality, and other production-related activities. This position works with the rest of the management team on site to ensure compliance with all standards, policies, and regulations for safe, environmentally-sound production of a quality product. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and will be exposed to all aspects of this position making this opportunity a great potential path to a plant manager role for the right candidate. This position is based in a suburb of the Chicago Metropolitan area. The Metro area has a lot to offer with world-class educational institutions, cultural diversity, a wide array of housing options and some of the best shopping and dining in the world. This position is responsible for a large and unique operation and has a lot to offer a motivated candidate in terms of challenges, experience, and potential for future growth.
WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO:
Manage and direct the operations at the Thornton Quarry
Build a strong safety culture & ensure compliance with all safety & environmental regulations
Direct the onsite team of salary/hourly staff to safely accomplish the Company's business objectives.
Build a culture of continuous improvement and pursue improvements in operational efficiencies.
Develop hourly & salary talent through regular coaching and feedback.
Manage a solid maintenance program to ensure that all assets are well maintained.
Participate as a key member of the management team for a large and complex operation. This is a rare and exciting opportunity.
Participate in the development of the mine plan for the operation.
Assist with developing and managing the annual operating budget.
Represent the Company in the local community periodically.
Work cross-functionally with safety, environment, sales, QC, labor relations, HR & other Hanson support departments to accomplish important business objectives.
Further, develop your managerial skills which may lead to a plant manager role in the future based on abilities and potential.
Ensure compliance requirements are met through organizational and procedural measures including implementation of Group guidelines, perform training, monitoring compliance etc.
Proactively manage health & safety of employees to continuously improve the company's health & safety performance.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree is preferred.
Strong work ethic ? highly committed to the success of the team.
5+ years' production and supervisory experience in the crushed stone segment of the aggregate business.
Must have a deep working knowledge of aggregate production and associated equipment.
Strong leadership skills ? ability to motivate and develop both hourly and salaried employees with a range of backgrounds, education, and experience, a natural coach
Strong decision-making skills - ability to use data and subjective measures to analyze various options and decide the best decision for the business.
Must have knowledge of state/federal employment, safety, and environmental laws.
Excellent communication, writing and time management skills.
Complies with all federal, state and local guidelines.
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION
We know that our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in their future to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. One of the ways we do this is to offer a comprehensive package of compensation and benefits programs which are regularly reviewed to maintain them at competitive levels. Your salary will be commensurate with your work experience.
External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.
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