SIMON | Ready Mix Plant Operations Manager-Sterling, CO

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

Directs and coordinates activities related to production and delivery of concrete products, including safety, compliance, quality control, budgeting/forecasting, labor & equipment utilization, capital planning, inventory management, and coordination of preventative maintenance activities.


Position is based out of Sterling, CO, although a qualified candidate may reside anywhere within the assigned market area that supports the ability to be effective in the role.  The successful candidate will oversee current operations of six ready-mix plants throughout eastern Colorado and western Nebraska, with a focus on continued business development and sales growth within the market.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Develop operational strategy for assigned market area; identify operational deficiencies and areas of opportunity 
•    Ensure optimized utilization of fixed and mobile plant equipment and personnel
•    Promote customer satisfaction through excellence in quality, production, and product delivery methods
•    Engage with contractors, government agencies, engineering firms, and municipalities to drive sales and market growth
•    Consult and collaborate with clients, vendors, and internal estimating/project management and operations staff to formulate estimates and resolve issues; provide quotes and monitor bid processes for internal and external sales
•    Work with internal teams team to analyze capital needs and prepare appropriate requests for capital
•    Ensure that key operational data are reviewed and analyzed regularly; track progress against action plans and KPI targets; investigate variances and ensure corrective actions are established and managed
•    Maintain and promote a consistent professional best-in-class image in all operations, including general site housekeeping/storage, condition of equipment, signage, and buildings
•    May participate in industry associations; community events, etc., to promote sales and organizational initiatives


•    High School Diploma or Equivalent
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Construction Management, Engineering, or similar discipline preferred
•    Valid drivers’ license and ability to maintain a clean motor vehicle record required


•    7 or more years of progressive experience working in concrete production, materials manufacturing and/or related  operational role; experience working in a heavy civil construction environment preferred
•    5+ years of experience supervising others with ability to effectively lead and motivate teams
•    Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations governed by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including but not limited to OSHA/MSHA, DEQ, and DOT
•    Solid financial and business acumen
•    Self-directed, results-oriented, and highly motivated, requiring minimal direct guidance
•    Ability to effectively manage time and multiple priorities efficiently, while working under pressure of deadlines
•    Ability to problem-solve effectively while encouraging collaboration, candid conversation, and trust
•    Proficiency in use of computers and mobile devices, including MS Office 365, planning, accounting, and production system software, and related applications

Physical Requirements:

•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE), as required by company safety guidelines
•    Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle and manipulate objects
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
•    Regularly required to stand/work on feet for long periods, and walk across uneven terrain
•    Regularly required to sit for long periods at a desk using a computer
•    Frequent work in close proximity to heavy equipment and machinery, exposure to loud noise
•    Work performed in an office environment and in the field; frequent exposure to typical industrial/construction site conditions, including work around heavy machinery, dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions
•    Travel, including overnight stays away from home may be required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:  $100,000-$120,000 DOE 

*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.

Benefits:    All full-time salary employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  


Other Compensation:    Position may be eligible for consideration of annual bonus compensation; position eligible for assigned company vehicle, computer, fuel card, and phone for business use.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Sterling CO