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Ready Mix Area Manager - Carbondale, Co/North-West Colorado


Carbondale, CO, US, 81623

Company:  United Companies


Job ID:  147090


United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   


Position Overview


This is a skilled position requiring the individual to manage a variety of functions related to the field operations, and administrative functions of the Ready Mix Department in the Northern Area (Rifle, Powers, Woody Creek, Gypsum and Minturn plants). Individual should have working knowledge of ready mix concrete application, customer relations, mix design, inventory management, production, delivery and testing.  This position requires daily planning of both man power and equipment so as to obtain maximum utilization.  Position reports to the Ready Mix Operations Manager.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Positive attitude that promotes SAFETY, quality, and productivity.
  • Lead safety meetings
  • Perform internal audits – FFE safety and inventory
  • Oversee the daily operations, production of ready mix concrete, scheduling of equipment, and manpower.
  • Interface daily with plant operators to ascertain their needs and problems.  Assist with coordination of plant repair with mobile maintenance and researching solutions for problems.
  • Interface daily with quality control to ensure that the produced mix is meeting design.
  • Interface daily with site representatives to ascertain their concerns and customer problems.
  • Interface daily with customers to ensure they are receiving the ordered product.
  • Make sure the plant operators are producing the correct mix for the job.
  • Assure that company ready mix operations are conducted according to highest standards in regard to safety performance, customer relations and expectations, employee relations, environmental, quality, ethical standards, community relations, production levels, and profitability expectations.
  • Confer with plant and quality control personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as procedures, complaints, and problems related to delivery and quality of ready mix concrete.
  • Effectively work with a centralized customer service center designated to handle all incoming customer calls and orders.
  • Maximize efficient utilization of the Ready Mix delivery fleet – safe, timely, delivery.
  • Assure all company policies and procedures are strictly observed.
  • Assure adequate staffing levels, and perform annual talent reviews of employees.
  • Assure that daily, weekly and monthly paperwork is turned in correct and promptly.
  • Assure inventories are maintained correctly, including ordering new product, transferring products from plant to plant.
  • Other duties as assigned per supervisor.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.




  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.  Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Construction Management is preferred. 
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a strong background in the ready mix concrete industry; or equivalent combination or education, experience and training. 


Work Requirements


  • A minimum of 10 years ready mix concrete related experience.
  • May be subject to drug testing, medical exams and physical agilities testing.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Ability to influence people to work enthusiastically towards goals and performance targets by effectively providing necessary coaching, mentoring, and feedback.
  • Ability to lead and manage change through continuous performance improvement in employee development, quality, safety, and production.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, project specifications, project plans and memos.  Ability to write correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and determine whether a given mix design will meet the project requirements, as laid out in the project specifications and plans.
  • Ability to review the results of plastic concrete testing and a given mix design then determine what could have gone wrong in the production.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ration, percent, and to draw/interpret bar graphs.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to type and use keyboards accurately and have knowledge of Command Batch, Microsoft: Outlook, Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, Networking, Remote Computing  


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • Standard Driver’s License - Required
  • ACI Field Level I Certification – Required
  • NRMCA Concrete Technologist - Preferred


Key Competencies


  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions and actions of team.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50-75 lbs., push 200 lbs. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and cold and/or heat. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


United Companies is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Mar 13, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Colorado

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