Chad Harrison International

Chad Harrison International is working with a leading manufacturer of Industrial Minerals in North America. They are currently seeking an Operations Manager for one of their sites in North America, based in Virginia.

The Operations Manager will be responsible for overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the site with the objective of managing and controlling costs, maximizing growth and profitability in a sustainable manner, with a strong teaming relationship with the Area Operations Manager.


  • Responsible for all aspects of operations of a manufacturing plant and an open pit quarry
  • Responsibilities include day-to-day operating decisions, review of operating results, long term investment strategy, P&L, staff management, compliance with safety and environmental regulations and interaction with local authorities
  • Provide leadership to ensure all company safety rules and regulations in accordance with Mine Safety & Health
  • Planning the necessary resources in manpower and budgeting to accomplish site safety goals and administer safety initiatives
  • Ensure quality of product during process and adjust production plans to meet customer requirements
  • Implementation of training plans to provide employees with the necessary training to perform their job safely and effectively
  • Support development of personal and professional direct reports

You will have:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Mining, Business or related field
  • Minimum 10+ years progressive experience in lime, cement, refractory, mining, steel, construction, or heavy industry
  • Minimum of 5+ years managerial experience with increasing responsibility
  • Understanding of basic workings of plant equipment – mechanical/electrical exposure
  • Proven in leading operational excellence through applying behaviour based management
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Current eligibility to work in the US

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an industry leading company with impressive progression and development opportunities

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