The Heritage Group
  • Asphalt Materials, Inc. - Columbus
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, profit sharing)

Job Summary:

 The Plant Manager is considered the key leader in managing the day to day operations of the asphalt plant and is accountable for achieving business results.  The Plant Manager will be expected to ensure overall operational excellence, including production, quality control/assurance, energy efficiency, maintenance, capital projects, environmental concerns, health and safety issues, customer/community relations and employee training and development. 

 The Columbus, Ohio plant employs a total of 2-3 employees including the Plant Manager.  The Plant Manager is expected to participate as a working team member to safely meet the needs of the customer, business and other stake holders.


Job Functions: 

  • Provide day to day leadership and development of employees of the plant operations 
  • Complete and communicate calculations and reports for plant metrics such as man hours, product inventory, process codes, etc. 
  • Ensure safety, environmental and regulatory compliance for plant operations and products 
  • Build and maintain a strong functional team through effective recruiting, training, coaching, team building, employee development and succession planning 
  • Oversee quality assurance and quality control compliance 
  •  Work with sales and supply contacts to coordinate and forecast production schedules 
  • Act as point of contact for customers, sales, general public, regulatory officials, and business leaders 
  • Develop multi-year facility maintenance plan, oversee all contractors and maintenance related activities and utilize plan to create financial justifications for capital expenditure requests 
  • Reinforce a culture focused on teamwork, effective communication and problem solving through daily discussion and decision making involvement 
  • Ensure plant practices align with overall business strategy and goals 
  • Produce creative solutions and use appropriate problem solving techniques to resolve plant issues such as formulation trouble, employee conflicts, material shortages, and process breakdowns   
  • Ensure flexibility in staffing and scheduling by cross-training employees and having the ability to execute operations jobs and tasks as needed 
  • This role is responsible for the outcomes of decisions including, daily production, scheduling, process improvement, employee training and development, and will have involvement in decisions regarding expenditures, talent acquisition decisions, and disciplinary actions
  • Supervise crews to obtain top-quality workmanship, efficiency, employee satisfaction, morale, communication, commitment, teamwork and pride 
  • Review and verify employee time sheets and submit to payroll officer on specified day. Ensure that hours are assigned properly 
  • Evaluate employees skills and abilities to suggest and initiate staffing, training, development, scheduling and succession planning needs 
  • Initiate plant employee life cycle events including identifying staffing needs, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, promotions, disciplinary actions and terminations


 Relevant Skills and Abilities: 

  • Mentoring and leadership
  • Technical knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to create positive employee and customer relationships
  • Economic analysis and budgeting
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Self-motivation and positive attitude
  • Computer proficiency Microsoft Office and ability to become proficient on proprietary production planning software



  • Three to five years relevant work experience
  • High School Diploma minimum; Bachelor's degree preferred (Engineering, Science, Construction, Business or related field)
  • Experience with liquid asphalt processing, emulsions, chemical processing, refining operations or other similar industries preferred
  • Prefer experience with pumps and heating technologies including hot oil, steam and heat exchanger systems
  • Proven leadership and management experience
  • Demonstrated customer focus and satisfaction results
  • Physical Requirements: Abilities to stand for long periods of time; lifting 50 pounds; bending to lift; climbing ladders; ability to drive equipment


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