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Job title: Quarry Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 12 January 2022
Job reference no: 3287017963

Job Description

Seeking an Aggregate (Hard Rock) Quarry Manager to lead the quarry and raw materials department team. Based in the Eastern Cape, East London/KWT.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, manage, organize and control the processes and resources to ensure that the defined quantity of raw materials is delivered on time, within the specified uniformity, quality and budgeted costs.
  • Undertake actions to improve and optimize production performance.
  • Contribute to plant’s cost performance through sustainable operations and continuous optimization of raw mix (aggregate).

Health & Safety

  • Guarantee and enhance compliance with OH&S policies and standards for all personnel
  • Demonstrate strong H&S leadership to develop safety culture among personnel
  • Identify and tackle specific actions to ensure health and safety risk prevention during operations activities

People & development

  • Manage and improve the performance of the raw materials team ensuring competencies and skills are in place, kept and developed
  • Contribute to the succession plan


  • Plan and organize raw materials supply to meet production needs, within the quality requirements.
  • Organize and manage shifts of production staff
  • Coordinate and plan maintenance activities
  • Deposit evaluation and development administration
  • Quarry Planning Administration (short- and long-term)
  • Resources & Reserves reporting
  • Identify operational bottlenecks, provide technical requirements and follow-up technical execution


  • Monitor equipment performance in order to reach, or exceed production targets, and to achieve quality and environmental standards
  • In collaboration with relevant functions, define and implement actions to improve operations performance
  • Manage execution of third party services under its responsibility; Annual third party contracts review and management
  • Mine rehabilitation

Budget & Cost Control

  • Forecast volumes in cooperation with Production, Process, Sales, Logistics and Quality
  • Quarry operational and capital expense planning and budgeting
  • Ensure budget monitoring and follow-up


  • Communicate and implement regulations, company goals, local permits, policies and procedures. Optimize the internal processes and structures
  • Supervise personnel to ensure production targets are met
  • Team involvement in peering with other plants for projects, shutdown, etc.
  • Technical information and archives (drawings, manuals, certificates, reports, automation settings and update log) updates and administration
  • General administration

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • Minimum 5-10 Years’ experience as a production manager

Other requirements include:

  • In-depth knowledge of the aggregate quarrying processes
  • Fair knowledge of Geology
  • Good knowledge of mining related legislation
  • Exceptional management and leadership skills
  • Fast and accurate decision-making skills
  • Team player and very good communicator
  • Analytical and inquisitive nature
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Tenacity