Prairie Material
  • Pontiac, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Thank you for your interest in a career with Prairie Material. Prairie is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and supports diversity among its staff. We look forward to working with you!


Directs and coordinates production operations for all aggregate plants within their region by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.

Key Functions:

  • Participates in formulating and administering company policies (Environmental, Health & Safety, etc.) and developing budgets to ensure the continued success of the company.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of department for which responsibility is delegated to achieve goals and objectives including production facility modifications and capital improvements.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine department progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes budget requests. Compiles data and analyzes past and current year operational requirements to prepare operational budget and justify funds requested.
  • Coordinates activities with department heads (Sales, Manufacturing, Tech Services, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, IT, Environmental, Engineering, Purchasing) to effect operational efficiency and economy. Assists the Plant Manager, Sales Dept. and Customer Service Manager in helping resolve customers' issues and complaints, as necessary.
  • Plans and directs operations to maximize production, efficiency and customer service.
  • Confers with the General Manager to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.
  • Maintains a high level of employee morale at the plants.
  • Participates in matters of labor relations (labor negotiations, grievances, labor management meetings, etc.).

Education: Bachelor's degree (B. A.); plus ten or more years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Strong people management, problem solving and decision-making skills. Intermediate knowledge of computer software (Windows, Word, Excel).

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages subordinate Plant Managers who, in a high volume plant, may manage 1 or more employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the regional operations unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; assuring quality standards are met; monitoring and appraising performance and taking appropriate actions as required; directing the development of Operations personnel; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Eligible candidates will be required to successfully pass a drug and alcohol screening, physical, and background check.

Applications must be completed in its entirety. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application.

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