Working at a Summit Quarry

There are many options and careers available in the quarrying industry. Depending on the size of the operation or site, each quarry will have different levels of responsibility, involvement, and accountability for the various roles.

Day to day operators form the major part of the quarry workforce of a site. They are the people who operate the fixed and mobile equipment on site and ensure that the production is maintained throughout the work shift. Quarries also depend on a range of technical experts from time to time such as engineers, geologists, lab technicians and environment scientists.

The size of the quarry determines the roles required.

These may include:

Quarry Manager: whose role is to lead and manage the quarry as a whole, incorporating responsibility for safety, production, maintenance, pit development, people, sales, etc. The scope of the Quarry Manager’s role will vary greatly depending on the company and size of the quarry.

Quarry Supervisor: this role oversees and directs the work of others or activities, either in the quarry as a whole, or in various assigned processes.
Leading Hand or Foreman: generally has the responsibility for a small team or crew. This role ensures that the ‘on the ground’ work is done safely, and in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Due to the variety of equipment that is operated on a site, maintenance personnel are required, and are generally categorised by their specialisation, i.e. electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, fitter, boilermaker etc.

Quarry roles:

  • Quarry Manager
  • Quarry Supervisor
  • Operator (driving trucks, operating machinery)
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Maintenance
  • Leading Hand
  • Weighbridge Operator

What we look for

At Summit Construction Materials, our number one focus is on finding the right person for the job. We do not place any weight on sex, race, religion. On the contrary, we consider ourselves to be a diverse workforce with a single goal in mind – to satisfy the customer.

We encourage applications from all demographics. Please submit your application through the Seek Portal and include your resume, licences, accreditations, references, and answer all the questions in the job ad.

You may be required to undergo a drug and alcohol screen test to comply with our strict health and safety standards.

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