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Operations Manager-Asphalt

Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110

Pennsy Supply Inc



Job ID:  334848


Pennsy Supply is a CRH company. CRH is the leading vertically integrated supplier of asphalt, aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, and paving and construction services in North America. Our 24,100 employees at 1,300 operating locations provide our customers with top-quality, innovative products and services.


Position Overview:
This position is responsible for the management and oversight of the Pennsy Supply Asphalt group.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions):
• Adhere to and follow all safety rules and regulations of MSHA/OSHA/DOT and Pennsy Supply, Inc.
• Collaborate with Safety and Environmental departments to maintain a safe working environment that complies with company standards as well as federal, state and local regulations.
• Champion safety initiatives within the organization and within the Asphalt group.
• Foster a safety culture that prioritizes safety first in all we do and as an uncompromised value.
• P&L responsible for Asphalt line of business.
• Oversee Asphalt Operations and Quality Control.
• Provide leadership and direction to ensure safety, quality, customer service, profitability, and a great place to work.
• Collaborate with all stakeholders at Pennsy Supply to continuously build a better the business.
• Develop, coach and support the team by fostering a growth mindset culture.
• Create and engaging and rewarding place to work for the Asphalt team and foster a positive and engaging work environment that supports our organizational values.
• Support financial success of the business by driving profitability and developing and executing short and long-term profit improvement strategies.
• Support Quality Control team in proactively ensuring the high-quality product while maximizing mix efficiency and profitability.
• Drive mix optimization efforts, maximize recycle, and support our environmental sustainability initiatives.
• Maximize customer satisfaction with quality of material, ensure product meets specifications, achieves 100% payment testing acceptance and maximizes bonus opportunities on projects.
• Support team in innovation efforts related to asphalt products and be an industry leader.
• Work to ensure plant operating efficiencies and drive operational excellence initiatives.
• Manage KPIs including binder replacement, waste, variable cost, ASP, energy, reliability, and overall margin.
• Responsible for the capital expenditure planning, proposals, and project management of plants.
• Responsible for overall repairs and maintenance of plants to ensure maximum plant reliability and reducing repair and labor costs. Support team in leading a best-in-class preventative maintenance program.

• Collaborate with equipment team to ensure equipment is reliable and in good working condition. Ensure resources are well managed and a long-term equipment program is established.
• Ensure highly effective plant scheduling that maximizes efficiency and profitability, balances plants and provides a positive and efficient customer experience.
• Support the team in developing market strategies and driving their execution and effectiveness.
• Collaborate with sales team to ensure exceptional customer service.
• Drive a customer centric approach within the asphalt team at the sites and in customer and affiliate interactions.
• Collaborate with sales team to grow sales volumes and margin through commercial excellence efforts.
• Visit and interact with customers to build strong relationships and long-lasting partnerships.
• Attract, hire, and develop talented people to work together and collectively drive high performance.
• Participate in the talent management process and support continuous feedback.
• Execute on organizational change management efforts.
• Prioritize the importance of building strong relationships within the group and organization.
• Drive best practices and initiatives within asphalt.
• Participate in Divisional and National Performance Committees as needed to support initiatives and continuous improvement within CRH.
• Identify, communicate, and mitigate risks for respective line of business.
• Responsible for reporting Asphalt line of business to Senior Leadership.
• Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• Must possess 3+ years’ experience in operations
• Experience in dealing with OSHA regulations and inspections
• Must have a valid driver’s license

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  • Understand and exhibit leadership principles
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Must be customer oriented
  • Must pass a drug screen and criminal background check
  • Able to work independently with attention to detail
  • Able to create (and work effectively in) a team environment
  • Able to respond to stressful situations and customers in a professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to effectively prioritize assignments to meet long-term and short-term deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to write reports, document findings, and procedures, and to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Able to work various times during day, night or weekend hours, at various locations
  •  Able to effectively communicate in verbal and written form to employees, management, executives, and customers

General Requirements:
• Mobility to attend various meetings and events at offsite locations
• Hours are extended throughout the year to include nights and weekends when necessary
• Travel may be required

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This chart outlines the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of this job.



  • Walk
  • Sit
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Right
  • Left



  • Stand 
  • Reach 
  • Drive 
  • Fine Motor 



  • Bend 
  • Kneel
  • Squat
  • Climb 


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



  • 0-10 lbs



  • 10-25 lbs 



  • 25- 50 lbs 


Not Applicable:

  • 50-100 lbs 


Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment. The employee continuously works with others.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


This chart outlines the potential work environment the employees may be exposed to while performing the duties of this job.



  • Working with others 



  • Hot weather 
  • Cold weather 
  • Wet weather 
  • Exposed to noise 
  • Exposed to high heat 



What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Pennsy Supply is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date Posted:  Sep 24, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

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