Martin Marietta

  • Area Production Manager - Ready Mix

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Requisition ID
    Rocky Mountain Division
  • Overview

    Recently ranked at #72 on Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the world, Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, employs more than 8,500 employees at operations spanning 27 states, Canada and the Bahamas. A leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, dedicated teams at Martin Marietta supply the resources for the roads, sidewalks and foundations on which we live.


    At Martin Marietta, we are always looking for the best and the brightest, for people who have the potential to be the Company's future leaders. We are building on our foundation of success by selecting the finest people and helping them realize their potential. When you decide to build your career at Martin Marietta, you'll know what it's like to be respected, challenged and rewarded.


    Position Summary


    Responsible for overall direction of production and delivery of ready-mix concrete for the Colorado Springs area of Rocky Mountain Ready Mix operations. Manages production and delivery personnel to maximize plant and fleet efficiency and safety. Reports to the Southern Ready Mix General Manager. Will lead and grow all aspects of ready mix production in the southern Colorado area. This includes managing all aspects of safety, production, and other support functions with primary responsibility for ensuring effective execution of production performance and growth strategy.  Competency requirements include business acumen, customer focus, developing direct reports, drive for results, and strategically building effective teams.  The preferred candidate can lead and motivate within a safe team environment.


    Essential Functions


    • Cultivates a positive safety culture in assigned operations by championing Guardian Angel and Wing Man principles and philosophy. Builds individual accountability and rewards/recognition into safety approach.
    • Ensures daily coordination between production, delivery, distribution and quality control.
    • Directs production activities to ensure strict adherence to cost and quality standards and takes immediate corrective action when deficiencies are noted; achieves production targets as directed by General Manager.
    • Provides leadership resulting in maximum production, working closely with Sales Manager and Dispatch Lead to exceed customer expectations, ensure product quality and drive maximum profitability.
    • Provides direction to Plant Operators to ensure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
    • Builds effective teams and develop direct reports for future opportunities, including cross-training for asphalt paving and aggregate business.
    • Ensures that all personnel under their supervision comply with Federal, State and local regulations.
    • Ensures company safety rules and regulations are met through periodic inspections of plant machinery, equipment, personal activities and working conditions.
    • Drives operational and safety performance through continuous improvement initiatives that meet or exceed company and regional goals.
    • Develops and nurtures empowerment in all phases of the operation.
    • Maintains optimum raw material inventories at all locations to meet planned volumes.
    • Responsible for coordinating raw materials shipments to ensure cost effective inventories.
    • Responsible for overseeing month end inventories.
    • Responsible for maintaining updated Hazcom and other environmental records and permits for assigned operations. Responsible for compliance and all administration related to environmental regulations. Coordinates environmental issues with Land and Environmental department.
    • Directs the selection, training and development of production and delivery personnel - appraises performance of subordinates and takes/recommends appropriate personnel actions as necessary.
    • Recommends management development and necessary training programs for all direct reports
    • Purchases or directs the purchase of supplies and equipment in accordance with company policy- recommends or changes vendors to reduce maintenance costs.
    • Implements and reviews ongoing contracts, purchase orders, appropriations and expenditures requests.
    • Coordinates with General Manager needed staffing to properly and safely operate the plant. Coordinates these same needs with the Human Resources Department with attention on labor law compliance.
    • Assists with profit plans, CER’s, market analyses and special reports for the approval of the General Manager.
    • Maintains operational security.
    • Develops an environment of empowerment and teamwork.
    • Other duties as required.


    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.E.) in Construction Management, Engineering, Business Administration, or other related discipline strongly preferred and/or equivalent combination of knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Five (5) or more years’ experience in ready-mix concrete, operations preferred
    • Three (3) years’ supervisory or management experience in a ready mix or similar industrial environment

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

    • Knowledgeable in OSHA and DOT regulations and compliance.
    • Excellent knowledge of ready mix operations and the associated plants and equipment
    • A thorough understanding of quality control processes and ACI/ASTM guidelines and specifications regarding concrete construction, ACI certification preferred
    • Computer / PC literate. Experience with MS-Office preferred; must become proficient in JDE, Command and other applications; experience with these applications is preferred
    • Strong organizational and budgeting skills with attention to detail
    • Understanding of all components of plant and departmental cost and production
    • Strong commitment to safety, quality, customer service and plant cleanliness
    • Willingness to prepare for future growth potential within plant and company
    • Ability to manage an empowered workforce; must be able to lead by example and have good coaching skills and be approachable
    • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, other departments and vendors.
    • Ability to communicate performance expectations and work assignments to employees.
    • Ability to resolve employee performance issues and conflicts.
    • Demonstrated success in managing a large group of employees
    • High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust; good judgment
    • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams



    • Medical
    • Prescription Drug
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Health Care Reimbursement Account
    • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
    • Wellness Programs
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • 401(k) with Company matching
    • Pension
    • Salary Continuation – Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability Options
    • Employee Life Insurance
    • Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance
    • Business Travel Accident Insurance
    • Direct Deposit Payroll
    • Educational/Tuition Assistance Plan
    • College Scholarship Program – for dependent children
    • Matching Gift Program

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