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Martin Marietta Maintenance Foreman in Ames, Iowa

Recently ranked at #72 on Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in the world, Martin Marietta, a member of the S&P 500 Index, employs more than 8,500 employees at operations spanning 27 states, Canada and the Bahamas. A leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, dedicated teams at Martin Marietta supply the resources for the roads, sidewalks and foundations on which we live.

At Martin Marietta, we are always looking for the best and the brightest, for people who have the potential to be the Company's future leaders. We are building on our foundation of success by selecting the finest people and helping them realize their potential. When you decide to build your career at Martin Marietta, you'll know what it's like to be respected, challenged and rewarded.


The Maintenance Foreman is responsible for training, scheduling and the overall leadership of hourly maintenance employees. This includes contract maintenance activities for the location operations. Key objectives include adherence to safety standards and production expectations.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for supervising maintenance activities, which include underground and surface mine maintenance, plant operations and servicing all equipment.

  • Work with management on preventive maintenance needs for the plant and mobile equipment

  • Lead and develop the hourly maintenance workforce.

  • Ensure compliance with Company, Local, State and Federal rules and regulations.

  • Leads operations to established production, safety, and environmental objectives and metrics.

  • Ability to complete and or ensure competent tasks in general maintenance, welding and electrical is completed to meet safety and production expectations.

  • Responsible for the planning and scheduling of maintenance activities to meet safety and production expectations. Create work orders before work begins and close them out within 24 hours of completion

  • Performs incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

  • Maintain accurate documentation using Microsoft Office products, JDE and other software as needed

  • Other duties as assigned


  • General Maintenance

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Decision Making

  • Drive for Results

  • Attention to Detail

  • Analytical

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will supervise up to 10 direct reports.

Work Environment

This job operates frequently in a maintenance and operations environment in an underground and surface mine location. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time regularly requiring long hours and weekend work.


Occasional travel will be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • An Associate’s Degree in a Skill Trades Capacity

  • Two or more years of supervisory experience or equivalent.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field

  • Two or more years of supervisory experience or equivalent.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Skill Trade Certification(s).

  • Medical

  • Prescription Drug

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Health Care Reimbursement Account

  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

  • Wellness Programs

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

  • 401(k) with Company matching

  • Pension

  • Salary Continuation – Short-Term Disability

  • Long-Term Disability Options

  • Employee Life Insurance

  • Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance

  • Business Travel Accident Insurance

  • Direct Deposit Payroll

  • Educational/Tuition Assistance Plan

  • College Scholarship Program – for dependent children

  • Matching Gift Program

  • New Auto Purchase Discount Plans

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition ID: 2019-5907

Division: Midwest Division

External Company Name: Martin Marietta, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 831 East Riverside Rd