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Performance Manager - Drilling & Blasting - New England

Lunenburg, MA, US, 01462

PJ Keating Co



Job ID:  165221


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH company, is a leading manufacturer of aggregate and HMA products and Paving and Construction in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We operate aggregate and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities in Acushnet, Dracut, and Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as Cranston, Rhode Island.  Our modern facilities, veteran paving crews, experienced construction management team and large investment in plants and equipment make us one of the largest and most efficient producers in the state of Massachusetts as well as one of only two RIDOT approved stone suppliers in the state of Rhode Island. 

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then P.J. Keating Company and CRH is the company for you! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview

The Drilling and Blasting Performance Manager will be responsible for training aggregate managers and leading the continued execution, communication and sustainability of the AMAT Aggregates Drilling and Blasting Program. This includes collaborating with the Aggregates National Performance Committee, NEG Operating Companies, and the Drilling & Blasting Vendors to provide the business with the tools, resources and training to execute our drilling and blasting strategy.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

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

The person will lead the consistent execution, communication and sustainability of the AMAT Aggregates Drilling and Blasting Program within the New England Group (NEG), to include:

  • Drive performance management through creation, training and adoption of key Drilling & Blasting performance indicators.
  • Conduct trainings (field & classroom) for the NEG Aggregate Managers. 
  • Conduct local company assessments of aggregates teams and drilling & blasting vendors to ensure we are on track to meet the goals of the Drilling & Blasting Program
  • Providing ongoing feedback to the Company Presidents. measuring, monitoring and reporting on Drilling & Blasting performance metrics.
  • Identifying areas for improving consistency and standardization across the companies.
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Sourcing Teams for Drilling & Blasting contracts for price savings opportunities.
  • Assist with on-boarding and integration of acquisitions.





  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Minimum 10 years of practical drilling and blasting work experience.
  • Working knowledge of various blasting design & monitoring tools such as 3-D Laser profiling, 3-D photogrammetry, bore tracking, GPS and seismographs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. 
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • High level of proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.E.) from four year college or university, Engineering preferred.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a drilling and blasting leadership role.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the preferred knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Possess a current blasting license within North America.



Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrate ability to influence business leaders, balancing drive for continuous improvement with respect of local company culture and processes.
  • Strong oral/written communication, presentation and listening skills.
  • Extensive business acumen in aggregate operations.
  • Hands-on collaborative approach.
  • Be able to coach and develop others; share his/her knowledge.
  • Display strong change/process management and workflow analysis skills.
  • Ability to build effective teams across multiple companies and business lines.
  • Action oriented and drive for results
  • Drive root cause analysis and creative problem solving.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong values and high standards of ethics, integrity and trust.
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills.


Additional Requirements

  • Travel 75% of the time with brief periods to 100% to various company locations in New England.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Safety Glasses, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.


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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • May require standing for extended periods of time.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to hold weights of 5-10lbs in a stretched arm position for extended periods of time.
  • Able to climb ladders or stairs and to work at heights.
  • Able to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.


Work Environment

Normal office working conditions in addition to industrial plant sites and quarries, requiring the usage of personal protective equipment, e.g. hard hat, steel-toed boots, and safety glasses.

  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to drive throughout the New England region for onsite services and meetings.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours in response to critical incidents or business-impacting project deliverables.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock or burn.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be loud, but is typically moderate.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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!


P.J. Keating Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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