Unit Manager


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Competetive Salary + Fantastic Benefits
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Operations A&A
Business Unit:
South East

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are currently looking for a Unit Manager to join our friendly team based at Tarmac Higham Asphalt Plant, Newmarket.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Main Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Area Operations Manager, you will be expected to:

  • Co-ordinate all aspects of day to day operation of the team of operatives and contractors
  • Ensure Daily KPIs are recorded accurately
  • Work closely with maintenance team/contractors to co-ordinate maintenance activities during a normal day and during shutdowns
  • As required, co-ordinate teams during a breakdown situation
  • Liaise with customers regarding delivery and quality issues
  • Ensure the quality of the products manufactured and amp; delivered to site.
  • Ensure full communication to all parties in relation to plant availability, shut down and capacity
  • Ensure timely recording of all month end data. E.g. entering figures to SHE online, Reporting on Monthly Stock figures
  • Complete RCA’s when required in respect of Quality, Safety and Mechanical issues
  • Manage the site operation in line with the Budgetary Controls in place.
  • Compiling overtime report and forwarding to CATS Administrator.
  • Ensure appropriate training is completed to ensure that appropriately trained personnel are available during holidays and sickness absence.
  • Reporting machine hours to the Babcock Portal.
  • Daily Maintenance of Production Sheets and OPMS Inputs.
  • Implementation of Systems and Recording of all Site Monitoring requirements i.e. Water Abstraction and Discharge, Planning Conditions, etc
  • Administration of SHE Online – input of Near Hits, Actions, Visits, etc.
  • JCSC Minutes.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate will have experience within a similar Management position within a similar industry. They will also:

  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Have extensive experience of management
  • Be able to liaise with stakeholders of varying seniority levels
  • Be knowledgeable for Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Be knowledgeable for SHE
  • Be able to work within set timeframes
  • Be accountable for the safe running of site and to encourage others to adhere to Health and Safety regulations
  • Be motivated

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?