American Materials Company – Leadperson, Aggregates
Location: Columbia, SC | Report to: Plant Manager, Aggregates | Classification: Full-Time / Non-Exempt

American Materials Company (AMC) was formed in 1999 and has grown into a leading aggregates supplier in the Carolinas, and proudly operating as a subsidiary of Summit Materials now since 2016. As we’ve grown, hauling of aggregates has become an integral part of our services in the Carolinas. Our operations are strategically located to serve the demanding needs of our customer base. We believe our employees are the key to our success, therefore, we build strong teams based on safe and honorable work practices. AMC is dedicated to achieving the highest level of excellence in the areas of safety, quality, service, delivery, and cost. 

Our values of Safety, Integrity, Sustainability, and Inclusivity define our actions and priorities. 
Our goal is to ensure that our employees go home safely each day, because they are our most valuable asset.? 
As a valued team member, you will have opportunities to build a fulfilling career within American Materials and Summit.   

It is our belief as part of the Summit family that we hire and retain the best people. We work safely, build long-term relationships inside and outside the company, and reward outstanding contributions. Our commitment is to involve our employees in the decision-making process, while proactively coming together to support and actively participate in the communities in which we live, work and play.

Our goal is for all employees to be safe, aligned with our values and have fulfilling careers. 
We provide competitive benefits and compensation, to include:
  • Weekly Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance / AD&D
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program access (EAP)
  • 401(k) with company-matched contribution
  • HSA and FSA’s for health and dependent care
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) program
  • Growth & Development Opportunities

American Materials is looking for an essential part of quarry operations. This Leadperson, is responsible for safely and effectively operating the plant, recognizing and monitoring for potential safety, risk, and/or equipment malfunctions. Managing processes and assisting staff to ensure optimum production. Needing an attention to detail and the ability to multi-task this position is one that covers the oversight of many moving parts, while also supervision of various roles.

  • Aiding in overseeing and directing operations at the Dixiana Mine.
  • Helping to ensure that all operations are in full compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Supervising and directing all facility personnel, ensuring proper placement of resources.
  • Performing quality control testing on materials and update records, as necessary.
  • Conducting fixed and mobile equipment inspections and resolve/mitigate all safety and operating concerns.
  • Maintaining strong customer and supplier relationships.
  • Assisting with interviewing and hiring process, as necessary.
  • Willingness to develop team member’s technical and leadership skills and make recommendations for new job opportunities when appropriate.
  • Effective management of employee performance through coaching, feedback (written and verbal), rewards, and discipline when necessary.

  • Ability to perform repetitive and continuous functions, as necessary.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Respond quickly to hazards of safety concerns.
  • Perform work in an indoor and outdoor environment year-round.
  • Frequently move 50-100 pounds
  • 2-5 years of previous aggregates / quarry experience necessary.
  • Completion of work through others using effective delegation, scheduling, and time management practices.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in the English language.
  • Must have computer skills, the ability to navigate as well as proficiency with the Microsoft Suite.
  • Mathematical skills to include: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing
  • Understand multiple units of measure and interpret work orders, bar graphs, reports, etc.
  • Must be able to comply with all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards and expectations.
  • Solve practical problems, troubleshoot, and work with your hands as needed.
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers license and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that complies with company policies and standards.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous aggregate operations and leadership experience.

American Materials values diversity and strives to provide an equal opportunity, safe working environment for all our employees. We take pride in our hiring processes and our commitment to equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, veteran status, or any other class. Our goal is to drive diversity in our teams and inclusivity in our work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, deciding all employment on the basis of qualification, merit and business need. 
American Materials Company is a Summit Materials company.

Summit Materials East Region
Summit Materials (NYSE: SUM) is a publicly traded construction materials company that supplies aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, & asphalt paving mix in the United States & western Canada.
Summit Materials has completed more than 70 acquisitions since its founding & continues to pursue growth opportunities in new & existing markets. We are committed to creating value, providing access to growth capital, implementing best practices, & offering a safe place to work, while striving to exceed our environmental & social responsibilities.


This is a non-management position
This is a full-time, non-exempt position

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