Assistant Plant Manager



Vulcan Materials Company is the nation s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. We run our business with great discipline and integrity.

At Vulcan, our people share a competitive drive for excellence, in an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement, open-mindedness and communication.

Ours is a culture of mutual respect, integrity and committed spirit. Opportunity, community and unity is our way of doing business. We call it The Vulcan Way.


Assists Plant Management in managing the production of construction materials (aggregates) operations to ensure a safe, efficient and cost effective operation. Ensures proper and efficient utilization of all resources and equipment. Promotes Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), quality assurance, and regulatory compliance programs.


  • Assists in the management of plant operations for efficient and optimal production level, including scheduling of personnel and equipment.
  • Ensures all plant personnel are continuously trained in order to understand, promote, and follow Vulcan s Safety, Health, and Environmental standards and meet the zero incident/zero loss goal and works with SHE staff and Company officials to promote a safe work environment that meets all State and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Provides direction and training to production personnel on efficient processing methods for maximum profit margin, while meeting safety, quality control, and regulatory standards.
  • Participates in the selection, hiring, training and change of status and separation of employees.
  • Provides mentoring and coaching to employees. Works with manager and HR to address personnel issues, including implementing steps in the progressive discipline policy. Helps manager with identifying and developing operations and management talents.
  • Helps schedule and monitor fixed and mobile equipment maintenance programs. Makes sure that plant personnel are properly trained on maintenance standards.
  • Identifies, assesses, prioritizes, and resolves production quality and employee related problems.
  • Assists in coordinating activities between Sales and Operations to ensure proper balance between production and inventory levels in order to serve the customers.
  • Assists in reviewing and monitoring daily and monthly production and financial reports for more cost effective operations.
  • Assists Plant Management in developing and tracking the operating and capital budgets. Assists in developing justification for unplanned items.
  • Participates in the development of short and long range business planning.
  • Leads the daily production meetings and weekly safety meetings.
  • Is an active participant in community relations and community outreach and educational programs in the plant area.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Qualifications


    • High School Diploma required. BS / BA degree, Associates degree, or an equivalent combination of training and work experience preferred.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in processing and maintenance in the construction materials industry. (MSHA), equipment application and operation, and material specifications.
    • Knowledge and understanding of a plant operation (aggregates);
    • Knowledge of drilling and blasting.
    • Knowledge of business and financial principles including accounting and budgeting procedures.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Oracle Business Environment and other software packages relevant to the position.
    • Ability to plan and manage effectively. Flexible to handle irregular or long hours.
    • Must represent Vulcan in a professional manner to all customers, vendors, and internal personnel.
    • Knowledge of production operations, including the capability and proper utilization of machinery and equipment used in loading, unloading, transporting, crushing, conveying, screening, and stockpiling stone, sand, and gravel as well as asphalt and batch plant operations.
    • Knowledge of distribution operations, trucking operations and inventory management.
    • Knowledge and understanding of modern principles and practices of supervising production employees;
    • Able to understand, interpret, and apply policies and procedures;
    • Able to motivate and reward employees.

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