• Executive Vacancy in a Quarry via Human Capacity Development Consultants

  • Posted on: 25 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Human Capacity Development Consultants ( HCDC ) is recruiting a General Manager-Quarry for a client.

    General Manager - Quarry


    Job Responsibilities

    Mining Operations:

    • Select/develop location, extraction, and production methods, based on factors such as safety, cost, and deposit characteristics.
    • Prepare schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating Quarry.
    • Develop short and long term quarry development needs.
    • Select locations and plan operations, specifying processes, labour usage, and equipment that will result in safe, economical, and environmentally friendly quarry production.
    • Supervise and coordinate the work of technicians, technologists, survey personnel, engineers, scientists and other quarry personnel.
    • Evaluate data in order to develop new products, equipment, or processes.
    • Manage and regulate the quarry’s budget


    • Track daily production and equipment usage while ensuring the production capacity of equipment are optimized.
    • Ensure equipment maintenance records are kept and scheduled maintenance activities and production are carried out accordingly


    • Monitor mine production rates in order to assess operational effectiveness.
    • Design, implement, and monitor the development of work sites, facilities, systems, and equipment.
    • Design, develop, and implement computer applications for use in quarry operations.

    Production and Performance Monitoring

    • Select or devise materials-handling methods and equipment to transport quarry products efficiently and economically.
    • Check that the quarry’s production levels are maintained safely to schedule.
    • Provide management with information and statistics on the quarry’s performance.


    • Implement and coordinate quarry safety programs, including the design and maintenance of protective and rescue equipment and safety devices
    • Ensure operators, repairers and engineers  of the quarry follow all plant safety policies and track all departments to ensure that all policies are being followed

    On Site Work Activities

    • Closely monitor all areas of the quarry to ensure that extraction and processing work is carried out to the highest standard
    • Liaise with staff on site and deal with any technical or staffing challenges that arise
    • Undertake regular site inspections and risk assessments in order to comply with all health and safety regulations;
    • Examine the materials produced to ensure that a high quality of product is maintained;
    • Assess equipment condition and production materials levels

    Qualification and Minimum Experience:

    • B.sc/HND in Geology, Mining Engineering or other related field.
    • 10-12 years of relevant work experience, 5 of which must be in a managerial role.
    • Ability to move and change systems and processes within a growing business.
    • Must be enthusiastic, goal driven and possess sound sales and marketing skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and competency
    • Previous drilling and blasting, crushing, conveying and capital projects experience
    • Knowledge of heavy equipment, maintenance, mineral processing and budgeting preferred
    • Computer and IT literate with a good understanding/working knowledge of the Word, Excel and Outlook programs and databases.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are to send their CVs to recruitment@hcdclimited.com using the position applying for as the subject of the e-mail.

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