Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Area Operations Manager in Jamesville, New York

AutoReqId: 14325BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Jamesville-NY

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Area Operations Manager role is based in Oriskany Falls NY and will report directly to the Sr. Area Operations Manager and will transition into reporting into the VP/GM of the NY Materials Group.

This position will be responsible for our Great Bend, Jordanville, Ogdensburg, Oriskany Falls, St. Johnsville, Poland and Watertown locations.  

What you’ll get to do

  • Analyze the performance of plant assets, the effectiveness of procedures, and the productivity of personnel,taking action where there are opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and reduce cost 

  • Collaborate with the Maintenance Manager to ensure that effective fleet and maintenance plans are in place and executed at each operation

  • Prepare and implement annual operating and capital budgets as well as capital spending requests

  • Partner with the local Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager to maintain a safe working environment,meeting all company standards and external regulations Drive and promote a culture of safety and promote a safe work environment

  • Identify and develop talented individuals from all levels of your organization to build the team’s capability and to strengthen the bench strength to fill key roles, both hourly and salaried Evaluate performance of subordinates and provide coaching enabling achievement of their full potential 

  • Effectively lead team and supporting functions to accomplish organizational objectives regarding safety, environment, profit, productivity, efficiencies, production costs and quality 

  • Develop close working relationships with peers (Sales Manager, Quality Control Manager and Continuous Improvement Manager) to create maximum value for the business

  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the operations

  • Build relationships within the local communities surrounding the operations

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Five years of aggregates operations management

  • Strong understanding of geology, various mining methods, and quality control parameters

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing aggregate operations

  • Proven experience with operational, sales, and marketing issues affecting aggregate operations

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or 10+ years of aggregates operations management experience

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial thinking and successes identifying new profitable business opportunities

  • Strong analytical skills and fact-based, data driven decision making style

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

  • Experience creating budgets and managing via financial statements and operations kpis

  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain a culture of safety as a core value within all activities

  • A track record of staff development skills and excellent leadership skills

  • Motivated to assume and manage all aspects associated with the role such as frequent travel between sites, managing multiple priorities, dealing with urgent situations, and working irregular schedules

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Multi-site experience

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled