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  • Quarry Manager

    Job Locations CA-AB-Exshaw
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  • Why work for Lafarge?

    Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



    Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Quarry Manager's primary responsibility is to lead, guide and direct Quarry personnel and other activities of the quarry to safely produce the quantity and quality of raw materials at the lowest possible cost.


    • The position requires a comprehensive understanding of plant production, plant and equipment maintenance, quality control, and supervisory practices and principles.
    • Leads the business with the utmost focus on health & safety. Proactively implements Lafarge best practices, engages with all levels of employees in this regard and ensures that personnel are actively seeking out real time solutions to identified risks. Provide visible and felt health & safety leadership.
    • Monitors daily production, blast layout and patterns, drilling operations, blasting operations, safety, staffing, training, labour relations, primary crushing and stacking of raw materials.
    • Leads and serves as a role model in the areas of environmental stewardship, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and continuous improvement to ensure alignment with the company’s vision and critical success factors.
    • Manages a limestone quarry operated by Lafarge, and two smaller quarries operated by a contractor.
    • Reviews, confirms, and executes the long term mining plan such that sufficient reserves are located verified in quality, planned for mining and prepared sufficiently in advance to support uninterrupted quarrying activities.  Executes the mine reclamation plans for all quarries.
    • Develops a plan for the high magnesium rock (which is not used by the plant).
    • Develops crushing strategies for all additives and limestone and resolves material handling issues (shale, red shale, gypsum, iron, sandstone, etc).
    • Looks for synergies with the utilization of the primary crusher and A&C. Develops a mining plan which includes consideration for A&C needs.
    • Reduces the plant’s operating cost of the quarry with A&C and integrates A&C operation into the quarry for mutual benefits. 
    • Manages all aspects of mobile equipment maintenance at the Exshaw Cement Plant.  Direct oversight of scheduling and maintenance of mobile equipment at the site.  Responsible for mobile equipment maintenance budget and costs.  Embraces best practices, processes and tools to ensure mobile maintenance activities are optimized and costs are best in class.  Effectively utilizes Lafarge’s maintenance programs to ensure the proper scheduling of activities.



    • Reports to the Plant Manager
    • Manages the quarry team (20-30 people)
    • A member of the Plant Leadership Team
    • Strong working relationships with A&C
    • Exshaw Plant Production & Maintenance Managers
    • Exshaw and BU Community Affairs/ Communication Staff
    • Aggregates Division Operations and Leadership Staff
    • External: Community stakeholders, 3rd Party Contractors  



    • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering is preferred. 


    • Minimum 5 years experience managing open pit mines and mobile mining fleet and/or raw material handling systems.
    • Strong understanding of quality control systems and the various levers affecting a long-term, stable raw material feed
    • Eligibility to obtain a surface mine blasting certificate is a definite asset.                   
    • Strong leadership skills, good human relations skills, and competent mechanical capabilities are required. 
    • In addition, must be knowledgeable of regulatory agencies and issues of compliance. Strong safety leadership experience is required.
    • Significant, successful supervisory experience of both hourly and supervisory personnel. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.  


    • Action oriented
    • Conflict Management
    • Customer Focus
    • Informing
    • Organizing
    • Planning
    • Priority setting
    • Problem solving



    Why work for us?


    Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

    We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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