Fort McMurray is an area for oil-sand mining industry. Aside from this, it is also home to several sand and gravel firms that offer wholesale and retails of the materials to road construction companies, railway construction companies, as well as aggregates for asphalt and concrete.
Basic definition of the work of a gravel pit manager
A gravel pit manager is someone who oversees commercial and and gravel project operations. An individual who holds this position is desired to have a knowledge in the exploitation of stone and gravel, acquisitions of new sand and gravel quarries, project documentation as well as cost control and analysis of the given project. The usual qualifications in addition to possession of knowledge in these areas include having strong coordination, relevant experience experience, and good educational background. As the task of a manager is supervisorial in nature, it is necessary to have strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal with the task. The work environment conditions perhaps have an influence on the gender qualification that requires an applicant to be a male, although this is not necessarily stipulated in the job qualifications. As the manager will supervise a group of workers totalling to more than 20 individuals, skills in people management is also desired. The responsibilities of a gravel pit manager include the management of plant production, maintenance of operations, planning, scheduling, improvement of standards, safety of procedure, and cost reduction. Sometimes management of more than one plant occurs. The salary of a gravel pit manager has a range of $70,000 to $100,000 and other benefits like transportation allowance and bonuses are also give. Open positions are typically on a full-time basis.