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Quarry Superintendent - Foreman, AR

Foreman, AR, US, 71836

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  234264


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Position Overview

Plans, coordinates and supervises all quarry operations to meet plant production needs. Uses independent judgement to analyze and solve problems and determine proper procedures. Works under general supervision with specified standard practices and objectives. Refers to supervisor only when in serious doubt as to the proper procedure for a specified action. Exercised supervision over approximately 25 quarry employees, which includes a quarry supervisor and a truck garage supervisor.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Plans and coordinates quarry and quarry garage operations.
  • Established, assigns and communicates job responsibilities.
  • Supervises and evaluates job performance according to specified objectives.
  • Conducts meetings as needed to discuss and coordinate quarry and garage operations.
  • Performs troubleshooting to prevent problems with equipment or operations.
  • Maintains specified records on employees and jobs completed.
  • Prepares reports as requested by plant management regarding the daily operations of the quarry.
  • Ensures compliance to safety standards and regulations by participating in the safety meetings and inspections of the work areas.
  • Handles safety problems and employee relations problems as they arise.
  • Strategically plans short and long term goals for quarry operations to meet anticipated production levels.
  • Maintains awareness of current industry trends and practices by reading trade journals and industry magazines.
  • Assists with the preparation of annual budgets and specifications on purchased equipment.
  • Maintains blasting records.


Other Requirements


  • Familiar with MSHA/OSHA regulations, safe work practices, hazard recognition and basic air, water and waste regulations.
  • Familiar with regulations and rules regarding explosives and blasting agents and their use on mine sites.
  • Have an understanding of QA/QC processes as they apply to mechanical, electrical and mobile maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Have experience in establishing a drilling and sampling program for production and long term mining a plus. (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of departmental budgeting and forecasting.
  • Knowledge of workplace rules and regulations enforcement including collective bargaining.
  • An ability to interpret geological and chemical data for development of a mining plan a plus.
  • Familiar with quarry processing equipment such as crushers, belt conveyors, dust collectors, etc. along with an understanding of the mechanical and electrical principles to safely operate that equipment.
  • Familiar with mobile fleet operating practices and maintenance on front end loaders, haul trucks, bulldozers, graders, water trucks and drills.
  • Familiar with preventative maintenance, proactive maintenance and reliability centered maintenance principles and practices.
  • Familiar with surveying principles and practices.
  • Work requires walking over rough, uneven and rocky surfaces, bending and climbing ladders.




  • 5 or more years of experience in mining/quarrying operations with managerial and front line supervisory experience.




  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in mining, civil engineering or geology with requisite experience in the mining, geology or aggregate production preferred.



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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Dec 27, 2020

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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