Quarry Manager- Branford, FL


Job ID:  140181


Suwannee American Cement, LLC., part of CRH, is a world-class operation based in Branford, Florida. Since 2003, we have been manufacturing high-quality cement for the Florida and Southern Georgia construction markets. We are recognized as an industry leader in producing high-quality cement, adopting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of the cement production process. Suwannee American Cement has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on quality, the environment and its employees. SAC invests in the training and professional development of its employees and is committed to making its products within the framework and philosophy of environmental responsibility. We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Position Overview


Medium and long term mine management associated with design, planning, development and control of the mineral asset regarding its economical exploitation, aligned with the business strategy and required best practices in occupational health, safety and environmental control, considering creative solutions to achieve intelligent unit cost and superior quality of final products. Our quarry volume is 1.8 million tons and we utilize internally only.


Key Responsibilities


  • Complies with all safety policies, procedures, and established safe practices and ensures that all direct reports do the same.
  • Assures quarry’s production levels are maintained safely to schedule.
  • Develops mine planning and ensure it adherence through operations
  • Coordinates and supports mine operations, interfacing with managers to obtain high performance results and promote best practices implementation.
  • Supports technically procurement quarry strategies associated with corporate vendor resources and pricing.
  • Ensures that mine is capable to provide sufficient raw material at appropriate quality for plant needs, including proper raw material mixes, cost, and blending strategies.
  • Reviews data such as maps, survey reports, geological records, and confers with engineering, maintenance and supervisory personnel to plan and direct mine development to ensure the quarry is reaching maximum efficiency.
  • Studies land contours and rock formations and specify locations for use of equipment for cutting, drilling, blasting and loading materials.
  • Keeps abreast of mining laws and safety regulations, and issues directives to workers to ensure adherence to applicable rules and regulations.
  • Reviews and consolidates records such as material properties, water and air quality, safety reports, and production records.
  • Inspects quarry to detect and resolve production, equipment maintenance, safety, atmospheric and personnel problems.
  • Enhances public relations by ensuring community environmental stewardship.
  • Organizes and coordinates various contracts for such tasks as blasting, overburden removal, watering of plant roads (dust control), etc.
  • Provides leadership to quarry technical personnel by directing, coaching, supporting and delegating as the situation requires. 
  • Supervisory responsibilities include:  interviewing, hiring, training technical personnel, planning, assigning and directing work; appraisal performance, rewarding and disciplining if necessary; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • To establish a preventative, predictive and anticipative maintenance management programs to optimize availability of all plant equipment.
  • To ensure the efficient utilization of all resources within the department.
  • To ensure adherence and compliance with plant safety and environmental goals.
  • To assist Plant Manager as required or directed.




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Minerals Engineering, Environmental Sciences/Engineering, Geology/Mining Geology, Mining Engineering/Technology or related discipline.




  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to safety and have experience contributing to a positive, employee oriented culture.
  • 5+ years direct experience in a cement or similar manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of mining industry and business, regional market dynamics, marketing, and merchandizing
  • Prior experience working with a Florida mining is a plus




  • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas within the company. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • High ethical and professional standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exemplary oral/written communication skills.
  • Strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and ability to present themselves professionally.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Moderate travel required; must be willing to work in or travel to other locations as needed. Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.
  • Must be able to work independently and with groups.
  • Ability to communicate with civic leaders and local, state, and national policy makers.


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!


Suwannee American Cement, LLC. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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