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

Summary: Leads, plans, controls, and directs the production of aggregate materials at the designated plant site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and direction to employees with regard to safety, performance, customer service, and general work conduct
  • Manages staff to 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; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Plans and directs preventative maintenance and repair work to equipment and machinery; negotiates bids and hires contractor services as needed
  • Plans and controls budget through analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecasting data
  • Coordinates activities with department heads (Sales, Manufacturing, Tech Services, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, IT, Environmental, Engineering, Purchasing) to effect operational efficiency and economy
  • Partners with Sales and Customer Service Managers in helping resolve customers' issues and complaints, as necessary
  • Participates in matters of labor relations (labor negotiations, grievances, labor management meetings, etc.)


  • Previous surface mining and management experience
  • Strong people management skills
  • Critical thinking skills to problem solve and make effective decisions
  • Effective communication skills required for writing, collaboration between departments, and presenting and responding to questions from managers, clients, and public
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of SAP software
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