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Hourglass HR: Quarry Manager

Hourglass HR

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted September 22, 2020.

We are currently seeking an experienced Manager of quarry operations for a full-time opportunity in the Ottawa region.ResponsibilitiesProduce and maintain an adequate supply of ore at the plant sites based on cost budgets, quality, QSHE, and plant requirements.

Optimize all quarry and plant feed activities with a focus on safety, plant expectations, quality control, execution of mine plans, developing and implementing continuous improvement projects, and cost controls.Maintain safe working conditions and practices.The Quarry Manager is to strive to achieve a zero lost-time injury record and zero citation record within areas of responsibility.Performs work duties in accordance with Quality Systems procedures, ISO standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices.Ensures that all activities are pursued within operating permit conditions and that there is compliance with all prevailing regulations.Provide leadership and guidance to all contract entities and maintains a high professional standard of operations.

Conducts performance assessments and addresses issues in a consistent and timely manner.Reports accurate production/performance information to the departments required on a timely basis.Manager is committed to the concept of continuous improvement.

Manage mining at the quarries in accordance with the mine plan.

Recommend modifications to the mine plan if conditions change or if mining could be done in a more efficient way.Assure that geologic monitoring and pre-mining ore control drilling and sampling is completed in support of short to medium term mine planning.Manage the overburden placement and reclamation of these areas.

Develop placement and reclamation plans that meet company, environmental and State requirements.

Manage the cleaning of settling ponds and the reclamation of this material.

Construct maintain and manage settling pond containment areas in accordance with permits and environmental requirements.Manage the production, delivery, and placement of secondary quarry products such as washer fines and SPS.

Manages the associated aggregate businesses at the quarries.This includes production, quality, inventory tracking, loadout/ticketing, and schedules.

Optimize the recovery of high-quality ore by properly itemizing high and low-quality material based on ore stockpile specifications.Determine economic methods of quarrying and ore processing to optimize feed stone recovery (maximum recovery at minimum cost by providing the feed stone quality required).Develops and maintains a quarry budget and capital expenditure plans.

Manage costs to meet budget and monthly reporting.Develop, maintain, and analyze cost reports for both quarry operation and development activities to ensure cost efficiency.Ensure that all crushing equipment is operating at optimum performance levels to achieve high quality, maximum productivity and low production costs while still meeting compliance standards.Monitor rolling stock and crusher maintenance activities and assure completion of planned activities.Ensure that operations and equipment are operated in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.Maintain and enhance cost performance monitoring of all aspects of quarry operations including development, production, primary processing (crushing, screening), transportation (on site and to Plants) and management of overburden, waste rock and tailings placement.Maintain, negotiate, and improve contracts for mining, drilling and blasting, and hauling.Assure optimal drilling and blasting methods are used for specific quarry.Perform work duties in accordance with Quality Systems Manual procedures and ISO standards.

Develop and maintain control of QC documentation for mineral contaminant reduction for Region Americas Geology and Mining.Manage lands at or near the quarries.

Manage the strategy, value, and closing on new properties.Develop a strategy for future land purchases for future reserves, buffer property, or burden placement.This includes submittal of justifications of purchase, building relationships with neighbors, and permitting lands.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geology or related field.7-15 years’ experience in mineral mining, including a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a management position.Must possess experience in software programs to include MS Office, AutoCAD, Project, and GIS.

Knowledge of Surpac is preferred.

Knowledge of qc statistical programs, such as NWA, Lims, QCIS, and Minitabs is preferred.

Leadership, verbal and written communication and team management skills are essential.

Detailed organizational, planning and analytical skills are essential.Record of strong safety performance and experience with implementing established safety programs.Excellent knowledge of heavy equipment capabilities, including experience in the safe and proper operation of equipment used in the mining industry.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.Be able and willing to travel 30% domestically between Ontario and Quebec.