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The following is a listing of job openings in the Georgia and the Southeastern mining industry.  If you would like to post a position, please email the job listing to
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Senior Systems Administrator, Burgess Pigment Co. - Sandersville, GA

Burgess Pigment Company, a leading global supplier of high value kaolin clay, has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Administrator. This salaried position is located at the company’s mineral processing facility in Sandersville, Georgia.

The ideal candidate will be able to interact internally and externally at all levels remaining resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field and have 5+years’ experience competently performing a wide range of computer systems responsibilities. Must be proficient in: managing firewalls, switches, VPN, wireless LAN, servers (Windows & Linux), SAN, anti-virus and backup for corporate endpoints; IBM Domino/Notes administration; mobile device management experience (MDM). Must have strong experience in Active Directory, desktop administration and user desktop support. Advanced VMware skills (patching ESXi, vCenter, VM provisioning) required.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides an excellent compensation/benefits package. Qualified candidates should mail or email a resume (including compensation history) in confidence to:

Burgess Pigment Company
PO Box 349
Attn: Recruiting
Sandersville, GA 31082


Plant Controller, IMERYS- Sandersville, GA

IMERYS is the Global Leader in Mineral-based specialty solutions for industry. IMERYS transforms a unique range of minerals to deliver essential functions that are essential to its customers’ products and manufacturing processes.

This new Plant Controller position is located in Sandersville, GA.

Position supports the Operations Controller, Operations Director, and Plant Managers in driving improvement in performance of all manufacturing operations through: maintaining and monitoring internal controls, tracking inventory and optimization, ensuring all material transactions are in accordance with IFRS, preparing cost and variance analysis, reporting KPI’s, meeting financial reporting requirements for management and statutory purposes, costing new parts, and participating in Annual Budget process.


  • Initiate and review various reports, monthly and ad hoc, which summarize the financial position in areas of volumes and costs and expected performance.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and periodic forecasts of operating costs, review budgets/forecast proposals, challenge budget/forecast assumptions and prepare necessary supporting documents.
  • Generate monthly G/L journal entries and assure they are adequately supported by documentation and analysis.
  • Prepare GL balance sheet account reconciliations for key accounts.
  • Analyze and present (qualitative and quantitative) financial performance (Monthly, Quarterly, etc.) for each P&L.
  • Prepare and analyze month end inventory information to ensure accuracy and reduce carrying amounts and costs.
  • Providing financial information to internal and external auditors.
  • Review and update the general ledger expense accounts to ensure accurate posting of expenses to correct accounts.
  • Review and approve purchase order request to ensure purchasing policies are adhered to and correct account coding.
  • Participate in the month-end-closing process and ensure all financial deadlines are met.
  • Continually monitoring costs throughout the year to assist management in maintaining budgetary guidelines.
  • Ensure that all plant financial and business processes are in compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop Product Costs with the assistance of the Plant Managers and Product Managers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management


  • Ability to effectively communicate with people from all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Precise, detail-oriented work performance.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite specifically Excel. Knowledge/use of Access and other data analysis and reporting tools is beneficial.


  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field required. Master degree, CPA or CMA a plus.
  • 5+ Year Experience in Finance and Accounting, preferably in a Manufacturing environment.

IMERYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/IWD/PV.

Qualified candidates please apply at or link:.

Mine Manager, KaMin LLC - Macon, GA

KaMin LLC has an opening for a Mine Manager at its Macon, GA plant. The position leads and manages overall mine operations to meet quality, quantity, and timely delivery of minerals for processing in support of KaMin's customers. The principle accountabilities include:

  • Supports KaMin's strategy, annual operating plan and budget by developing and managing the implementation of short to long range objectives for
    mining and maintenance functions.
  • Optimizes recovery and yield of mineable ore reserves by managing the mine plans based upon forecasts, quality specifications and production dynamics.
  • Ensures that inventory of required grades of crude ore meet plant requirements by coordinating haulage and processing activities with plant production.
  • Ensures the most efficient, effective and economical methods of mining operations by managing the implementation of contingency plans that maxim ize the utilization of people, materials and equipment involved in: timber and contract overburden removal, mining, hauling, reclamation, and mine processing

Competencies Include:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in geology or mining engineering or a minimum of 10 years of experience to include thorough knowledge of mine planning, mining and processing equipment and methods; and working knowledge of accounting methods and principles
  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience in mining or heavy construction
  • Proficient with software programs, including mine design and information systems
  • Knowledge of surveying, mineral leases, and contract management

Other Key Competencies:

  • Ability to handle sensitive public relations situations.
  • Demonstrates effective skills in planning, supervising, monitoring and accomplishing the goals of specific project requirements. Includes balanc
    ing the task requirements with relevant people issues within the constraints of schedules and budgets.
  • Discriminates between important and unimportant details, recognizes inconsistencies between facts and draws correct inferences from information.
  • Writes clear, concise memos, letters, and instructions which others can understand; verbally transmits ideas, instructions, and information so t
    hey are clearly understood by others in formal or informal face-to-face situations.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, vacation, sick, 401k, and life insurance.
Qualified and interested candidates can apply by sending their resume to with Mine Manager in the Subject line.


Opportunities at Amec Foster Wheeler

Position: Senior Geotechnical / Civil Engineer / Project Manager
Business Unit: Environment & Infrastructure
Job Location: Tampa, FL
Job Reference#: 24037BR

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2013 annualized scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 employees in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

We offer competitive salaries along with a complete benefits package including: medical, vision, & dental coverage, 401K Matching, Educational Reimbursement, and a variety of Training and Development Programs to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path. Additional information can be obtained from our website at

Role Overview
Senior Geotechnical/Civil Engineer/Project Manager needed to join our Tampa, FL team. Candidate will manage projects and lead teams in Florida, to provide civil/geotechnical engineering services for dams, levees, mining, commercial development and civil infrastructure projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Will provide civil/geotechnical engineering and project management and be responsible for delivering geotechnical and geologic projects to Amec Foster Wheeler’s public and private sector clients; Projects include mining, site characterization, flood control, dams, levees, transportation, pavements and other civil works projects;
  • Supervise and lead civil/geotechnical investigation and design activities;
  • Project and budget management including resource management and oversight;
  • Technical management and direction of site investigations and preparing technical reports;
  • Managing and coordinating project teams, including ensuring the technical quality of deliverables;
  • Geotechnical engineering analyses;
  • Collaboration and participation in technical discussions with Amec Foster Wheeler team members; and
  • Business Development and client management.

Role Requirements

  • BS or MS in Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering or related engineering discipline;
  • 15 to 20 years + experience in geotechnical investigation and design, preferably in the water resource & mining industry;
  • Strong academic background and solid understanding of soil mechanics and local Florida soils and geology;
  • Diverse experience in the following areas highly desired:
    • Mine design (resource evaluation, mine planning and ops, tailings management, etc.);
    • Foundations;
    • Earth dams and levees;
    • Transportation and Utilities;
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills and the ability to lead, train and mentor junior staff;
  • Experience with drilling, field investigations, and laboratory testing;
  • Good communication, report writing, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients;
  • Currently registered or immediately eligible for registration as a PE in Florida;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Proficiency with SLOPE/W & SEEP/W a plus but not required; and
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.

How to Apply: Click here to apply on our website

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

By submitting your resume, you consent to Amec Foster Wheeler Americas Limited sharing this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities that you may be suitable for.

Plant Superintendent openings nationwide!

Founded in 1970, Unimin Corporation has grown from a small, local sand mining company to become a leading producer of non-metallic industrial minerals in the worldwide Sibelco Group. Our products are the fundamental building blocks of nearly every manufacturing and industrial process. We're a worldwide supplier to: the glass, ceramic and lighting industries, oil and natural gas service companies and paint, plastic, rubber and composite manufacturers.

Unimin Corporation is one of North America's leading producers of non-metallic industrial minerals. Our quartz, feldspar, nepheline syenite, olivine, calcium carbonate, clay, kaolin, lime and limestone products are the essential raw materials of nearly every manufacturing process.

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Plant Superintendent will direct mining, maintenance, and processing activities to achieve production goals at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities include: 

  • Assist with the management of the Plant's safety and health program to include implementation of policies and procedures, safety inspections, and MSHA inspections
  • Direct Mining activities including - exploratory drilling, roads - grounds - and lands maintenance, mine planning and advancement - new mine construction - stripping and reclamation - mining process equipment.
  • Direct Production activities including - washing / drying / milling - flotation - drying and screening - bagging and shipping - clean up and housekeeping.
  • Direct Maintenance activities including - Preventative Maintenance Program - equipment modification and installation - proper scheduling of equipment downtime.
  • Advise Plant Manager of any problems or potential problems which affect the ability of the mine or Plant to produce in a safe, timely, efficient manner including but not limited to personnel, equipment, transportation and quality.
  • Direct all process and loadout scheduling to ensure smooth and on time preparation of all customer orders.
  • Direct mining activities to ensure adequate supply of raw material for process.
  • Collect and check necessary labor and operating data, prepare all required reports for submission to the Plant Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation of Capital Expense Reports.
  • Direct, schedule, coordinate and inspect the installation of all capital projects as requested by Plant Manager.
  • Review, approve, and recommend actions regarding staffing, compensation, development, and training of all supervisory and operating personnel.
  • Handle and/or assist in disciplinary action.
  • Monitor environmental control systems to ensure compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Identify, administer, and/or recommend necessary training needs for the maintenance, mining, and operations personnel.
  • Submit weekly operations report.
  • Assist in appropriate areas with the quarterly report.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • BS in Engineering - preferably in Mine Engineering or Geological or Industrial.
  • 5+ years of hands on working experience; in mine or materials processing, industrial manufacturing or related industry.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.
  • Must be open to relocation opportunities now and in the future
  • Familiarity with a Unionized workforce for plants that are Union.
Qualified applicants should send your resume and contact info to

Job Title: HR Generalist
Department: Human Resources
Location: Gordon, GA

 A.  Position Summary:
Administers corporate policies relating to compensation, benefits, employee relations, and health and safety program. Works closely with the Regional HR Manager in developing, implementing, and evaluating ongoing HR policies, programs, functions, and activities at the Gordon, Georgia facility.

B.  Essential Functions:

  • Serves as local HR Rep by implementing human resources programs, policies and procedures
  • Recruits, interviews, and recommends candidates for open positions
  • Participates in disciplinary actions and ensures they are accurate and timely
  • Maintain personnel records, ensures all employee documentation is obtained and scanned into central electronic fling system
  • Serve as HR for safety investigations
  • Develop, prepare, generate, and analyze ongoing spreadsheets and ad-hoc reports pertaining to employee personnel and safety related information and data
  • Conducts new hire orientations and coordinates new hire training plans
  • Completes exit interviews
  • Participate in weekly departmental meetings
  • Organize and/or coordinates meetings and special events
  • Special projects to include develop and/or deliver presentations/training, etc.
  • Provides general and administrative support
  • Follows and adheres to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned within scope of the position

C.  Job Requirements and Skill Sets:

  • Associates Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 2 + years of experience in related field.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, i.e.; Microsoft Products (Excel, Power Point, Office, Outlook) and HRIS database
  • Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations
  • Must have high level of energy, ability to multi task and be a self starter
  • Strong integrity, moral and ethical standards
  • Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality professionalism.
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to independently complete assignments and duties from inception through completion
  • Excellent written and verbal  communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and decision making decision

CORE VALUES                                                                              CORE COMPETENCIES
Execution                                                                       Communication
Innovation                                                                      Decision Making
Integrity                                                                         Hiring
teamwork                                                                        Interpersonal Skills      
Work Environment/Safety                                                   Sense of Urgency

Interested candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to Bill Myers at 

“Active Minerals International is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, disability, martial status, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.”

Diesel Mechanic

Company: Arcilla Mining & Land Co., McIntyre, GA

High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Applicant must provide his own air/hand tools, 3 year MVR, and criminal history report. Three years working experience or comparable training. Must have knowledge of engine / transmission / driveline service, minor component replacement, air brake, wheel end, hydraulics, minor welding, and laptop operation experience is helpful. Applicant must be a motivated self-starter and proficient in all repairs. Must always maintain a drug free work environment. The flexibility and capability of working in a high paced environment.

Position reports directly to the Truck Shop Supervisor. Duties include repair, servicing, and maintenance of fleet level diesel equipment. Fifty hour work weeks with every third Saturday rotation.


Paid Vacation, Insurance Plans, Uniforms, 401K Match.

On site application only. Bring required information.
For additional info please contact:
Arcilla Mining & Land Co.
Office Phone: (478)-946-3664
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1402825 - Mines Planner - Kaolin Mining Operations - Middle Georgia

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Location: United States> Georgia> Gordon> 1E31-Gordon-BASF Corporation
Organization: BASF Corp>(EP)-Paper Chemicals>N-EPN-Paper Chemicals

Job Description

The position of Mines Planner is integral in the long term, strategic planning of mining BASF’s kaolin clay reserves in the MidGA operation. This role requires much technical aptitude especially with regard to designing and implementing mining plans graphically for clear communication to overburden contractors. Frequent interaction with production personnel and contractors requires good communication skills.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Manage stripped clay and stockpiled clay inventories by scheduling contractor crews for overburden removal and reclamation.
  2. Work with production to ensure adequate quality is available for each stockpile, and coordinate drilling with mills and crude lab.
  3. Use CAD and drilling analysis software to design overburden cuts, overburden placement, and subsequent reclamation plan. Incorporate best mining practices in all design features.
  4. Supervise all contractors in execution of overburden stripping and reclamation. Monitor KPIs, overburden placement, drainage, terrace installation, water control, grassing, etc.
  5. Assist with New Mine development and all associated permitting requirements.


  • High School Degree or equivalent required - BS degree preferred
  • Significant experience (2+ years) with AutoCAD (version 2009 or higher) and Microsoft Office Suite are both required.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Mining/Manufacturing environment required
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience required
  • Mining experience required, preferably kaolin
  • Experience with erosion control and/or hydrology preferred
  • Familiarity with state and federal environmental rules and regulations preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, to make decisions both individually and in a group

Qualified candidates may apply online at:

Human Resources Manager

Company: Arcilla Mining & Land Co., McIntyre, GA

Education: Some College

Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and two years verifiable experience OR some college and 5 years verifiable experience in Human Resources to include payroll, benefits, and safety administration, workers compensation and employee relations. Must be knowledgeable of OSHA, ADA and EEO laws. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Employer prefers SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) membership; State Board Workers’ Compensation Certification, and MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) training.

Position reports directly to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Duties include writing and updating job requirements and descriptions for all positions. Will be responsible for posting vacancies, recruiting, testing and interviewing applicants. Will conduct orientation in conjunction with Safety Administrator to ensure new hires are aware of company policies and expectations. Position is responsible for structuring pay plan in coordination with, recommending pay structure revisions based on employee performance and market trends. Will be required provide hands on assistance with generating payroll in timely and consistent manner. Will monitor and evaluate employees work and ensure that critical deadlines are met. Will be responsible for employee discipline, scheduling management and employee conferences, hearing and resolving employee grievances and educating supervisors on supervisor/employee relations. Will administer employee benefits programs, recommend benefit programs to CFO, obtain and evaluate benefit contract bids, and design and conduct educational programs on benefits programs for employees. Will work closely with Safety Director on safety initiatives and program administration. Will ensure that company is and remains in legal compliance with federal and state requirements by monitoring, conducting investigations, maintaining records and representing company at hearings.

Contact: Mr. McKenzie Davenport, CFO
Office: 478-946-3664

Company: BASF – The Chemical Co.
Job Title: 1402155 - Area Leader

Location: Mcintyre, GA
Apply Link:

The Area Leader manages and operates facilities safely and efficiently, encourages employee ownership, demonstrates and promotes effective decision making, maintains high personal standards, and establishes/maintains high crew performance standards.

  • Ensure that all activities are performed in accordance with all BASF and MSHA safety policies.
  • Ensure that equipment is operated in compliance with all environmental regulations/permits.
  • Develop and maintain high housekeeping and performance standards for area(s) of responsibility.• Ensure productivity is at budgeted levels and proactively pursue improvements.
  • Ensure quality and on-time shipment goals are met.
  • Evaluate equipment capabilities, identify process bottlenecks and develop plans to resolve constraints.
  • Provide leadership/guidance to crews to maximize performance in support of business goals.

BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an industrial processing/production environment.
  • Two or more years of supervisory or leadership experience is required. Five or more years is preferred.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter capable of working with limited supervision.
  • Good communication and leadership skills with ability to motivate employees.
  • Good problem solving skills with ability to quickly address and resolve problems.
  • Prior knowledge of Kaolin processing preferred.

Company: BASF – The Chemical Co.
Job Title: Site Services/Security Coordinator

Location: Gordon, GA
Apply Link:

BASF’s Middle Georgia site is distributed across four plants and three milling operations covering 38,000 acres. The site mines, processes and distributes Kaolin to customers around the world. The site is made up of roughly 600 employees plus 300 contractors.

Direct and assist in development and presentation of required safety training specifically, MSHA, Forklift, DOT, Mockingbird, etc.

Management of loss prevention programs, i.e. Security, GAPS, Fire Suppression systems, ADT, etc.Supervise and manage 3 non-exempt positions to insure routine environmental compliance in these areas:

- Air/dust/Title 5- Drinking water
- Solid waste disposal, Industrial Hygiene
- Radiation Inventory- Ground water monitoringManage Responsible Care & RCMS
- Serves as the Primary Contact for production, maintenance, and utility workers
- Insure tracking and correction of findings
- Audits
- Internal and Certification
- Education and Training
- Conformance SystemsContractor Leader
- Manage Contractor programs in compliance with BASF policies and procedures

BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • 6 or more years of manufacturing environment is required
  • 3 or more years of experience in management of contractors is required
  • Experience in fire protection systems and security programs is preferred
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of MSHA/OSHA regulations
  • NEC
  • EPA
  • EPD
  • Industrial Health
  • Site Security

Plant Superintendent - Mcintyre, Georgia (#1401518)

BASF’s Middle Georgia site distributed across four plants and three milling operations covering 38,000 acres. The site mines, processes and distributes Kaolin to customers around the world.


  • This position is a member of the Leadership team.
  • Lead Operations organization to ensure product design, cost, quality, and internal and external customer supply objectives are met and exceeded.
  • Develop the Operations organization team through goal setting, accountability, performance review and development, and organizational design and development.
  • Lead the Operations organization in its Journey to EHS Excellence.
  • Establish, pursue and achieve a strategic direction and manufacturing objectives for kaolin business unit which compliments and supports the Middle Georgia strategic vision.
  • Lead the continuous improvement activities of the Operations organization, foster innovation, and facilitate and embrace change that drives improvement.


  • B.S. degree in Engineering or other technical field is required.
  • 10 or more years of manufacturing experience is required.
  • A minimum of 6 years of solid management experience is required.
  • Management experience in a manufacturing environment with oversight in areas such as production, maintenance, EHS, quality is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Six Sigma and /or Lean Manufacturing is preferred.
  • Must be able to work with all levels of employees and customers.
  • Demonstrated strong competencies must include: personal and team leadership, business and financial acumen, communication, strategic and analytical thinking, and customer focus.
  • Experience working with labor unions to resolve union issues in a unionized plant is preferred.

Customer Service Supervisor

Position Description: An immediate & urgent opening exists in a rapidly growing international organization in the Middle Georgia area [125 miles south of Atlanta]. Position in reporting to the Regional Manager of Logistics & Customer Service has responsibility for leading the Customer Service team involved in high volume, large quantity order entry, invoicing, preparation of shipping documents & management of related information

Company is an international leader in the production & marketing of minerals sold world-wide for industrial, agricultural & construction applications.


  • As the voice of the company to external customers - coordinating a high volume of interactions & information including communication with multiple customers at each site to accurately process their orders/order fulfillment documentation, prepare invoices, supply quotes & resolve issues in a timely fashion
  • Interacting with sales, production, shipping, accounting, logistics, purchasing & 3rd party vendors to facilitate customers’ orders from origination to invoice
  • Implementing best practice, customer service-related process improvements
  • Overseeing the transactions of a 3rd party freight forwarder with responsibility for international vessel shipments
  • Entering daily system updates of customer & order related information
  • Leading, coaching & developing the Customer Service team of 4-6 Customer Service Representatives
Experience & Competency Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of customer service experience
  • Managerial experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of college coursework
  • Familiarity with Incoterms
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills for daily interactions with external customers - as well the internal production, logistics & sales depts.
  • Occasional travel to three U.S. plant sites & customer locations
  • Computer literate

Education & Experience Preferences:

  • Experience in a made-to-order, large quantity raw material production environment - such as clay, asphalt, gravel, paper & chemicals
Compensation & benefits:

  • $55-60K starting base compensation dependent upon experience
  • Annual bonus potential
  • Annual merit reviews & increases
  • Outstanding benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, long & short-term disability, life insurance, educational reimbursement & 401k with company matching

Reply with confidential resume to:
Pete Tosh, The Focus Group – an Executive Search firm
[Fee 100% Paid by Employer]
577 Mulberry St – Ste 710
Macon, Ga. 31201

I. Title: Senior Plant Manager – General Manager

II. Purpose of Position: To lead the operational plan of multiple manufacturing plants in line with the manufacturing strategic plan.

III. Duties/Responsibilities
A. Planning

  • Reviews and oversees implementation of annual operating plan for plants. These include production and inventory planning, in conjunction with materials planning group, as well as raw materials procurement and staffing.
  • Recommends capital projects and presents budget to senior management as part of capital improvement plan. Assures that ROI and other benefits associated with capital projects are communicated. (Annual capital plan of $1 to $5 million.)
  • Reviews and signs off on annual financial operating budget. (Annual budget of $25 to $50 million.)
  • Participates in strategic planning process, translating manufacturing objectives to individual goals for key plant employees.

B. People

  • Builds and leads a team to execute the operational and financial plans, including department and plant managers as well as staff to support multiple plants.
  • Leads plant-wide initiatives to ensure positive employee morale. Communicates vision, direction of company and manufacturing to all employees.
  • Conducts performance evaluation of direct reports, while reviewing and signing off on one-over-one employees, directing all to expand their skills and responsibilities.
  • Modifies and approves all MBOs of direct reports.
  • Hires, promotes and fires plant personnel based on opportunities and performance.
  • Leads training initiatives for plant employees, working with plant managers, corporate and staff.

C. Financial

  • Reviews and reports on plant financial performance on a monthly basis. Leads action plan to address controllable issues.
  • Approves expenditures for all capital projects for the plants.
  • Approves expenditure of all plant expenditures in accordance with approval policy.

D. Community

  • Maintains contact with community officials, assuring that positive community relations exist.
  • Coordinates response to media on any regional issue requiring attention.

E. Quality

  • Leads in implementation of new quality initiatives, in line with strategic plan. This includes training.
  • Reviews and signs off on resolutions to all quality problems associated with the plant. Addresses all problems with a quality team (corporate).
F. Safety
  • Ensures that safety procedures are in place to address all aspects of plant safety.
  • Ensures that all personnel on the premises (visitors as well as employees) understand and follow all safety procedures.

G. Environmental/Regulatory

  • Assures that the plants are fully compliant with all local, state and federal regulations with respect to environmental compliance. This pertains to all operational aspects as well as capital expansions. Works with corporate safety and regulatory personnel to get this done. Reports any variation immediately to Vice President Manufacturing and Corporate Compliance.

H. Operational

  • Assures that any circumstances where customer requirements of operational plan cannot be fulfilled over the long term (one to six months) are communicated to Manager of Material Planning.
  • Coordinates review of plant processes (between engineering and plant management) and assures process modifications or improvements that result in improved efficiency are implemented.
  • Works with Material Planning and Logistics to recommend business shifts between plants or regions in order to optimize service and cost to customers. Assures recommendations are implemented.

I. Maintenance/Housekeeping

  • Guides and approves preventative maintenance plan.
  • Reviews plant housekeeping program.
  • Approves expenditure of all maintenance costs in line with expense approval policy.

J. Raw Material Procurement

  • Approves mining program. Ensures that it is adhered to.
  • Assures that communication occurs to Manager of Material Planning on any projected raw material shortfalls and problems.

K. Other

  • Assists Marketing, Logistics, and Research on evaluating new business opportunities, including assessing process feasibility, cost, capital requirements and other issues.
  • Meets with management in other areas of the company. Shares and adopts best practices.

III. Relationships

  • Reports to Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics.
  • Supervises 3 to 10 direct reports.
  • Oversees staff of 100 to 300.

V. Accountability

  • Adherence to operational plan, including key performance metrics.
  • Safety of employees, visitors.
  • Adherence to all regulatory standards.
  • Adherence to all quality requirements.

VI. Measurement Of Performance

  • Achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Fulfillment of job description.

VII. Skills/Traits Needed

  • Strong ability to lead and develop people and a team.
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to translate strategy into executable tactical plans.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to different levels of people.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes and application of products manufactured at this site.
  • Familiarity with quality principles and tools.
  • Solid PC working knowledge.
  • Sound problem solving and analytical skills.

Contact: Ron Parks

BASF, The Chemical Company

1400153 Quality Manager, GA
BASF’s Middle Georgia site employs approximately 600 people who are distributed across four plants and three milling operations covering 38,000 acres. The site mines, processes and distributes Kaolin to customers around the world.

The Middle Georgia Quality Control Manager is accountable and responsible for all day-to-day quality control, quality assurance, and ISO 9001 activities within the four production plants (Edgar, Gordon, Daveyville, and Toddville) to ensure products are produced and shipped on time, at budgeted cost, with consistent quality and in a safe manner. This position leads the NCM (Non Conformance Management) process (Internal and external) to ensure customer satisfaction and timely investigation into root cause analysis with corrective action implementation. This position will also be an integral member of the site Leadership Team and will have an opportunity to drive change and participate in the site’s strategy, culture program and turnaround plan. This highly influential and empowered individual will be an active force to help shape the site quality culture and develop the future of the site.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing inspirational, entrepreneurial and innovative leadership to 3 quality engineers, salary and hourly employees. Directing the efforts of the production quality control and quality assurance (facilities and personnel) ensuring we are capable of meeting the business quality requirements safety. Management of 9 direct reports and approximately 31 indirect reports.
  • Meeting plant targets for quality as well as all other relevant KPI’s such as safety, production and maintenance. Establishing, tracking and meeting quality objectives for the plants and site which are consistent with Middle Georgia site and EPK business objectives. Developing the budget (fixed costs) for the quality department that meets the business targets and expectations. Tracking performance to budget and develop and implement solutions when tracking negatively versus the budget.
  • Manage and supervise site’s Quality Control Laboratory personnel and ensure adherence to relevant QA requirements related to testing, lab equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Work closely with plant and site management to identify “Cost of Poor Quality” and champion corrective actions to reduce and eliminate root cause.
  • Manage the interface between plants and quality. Ensuring execution of the Site’s Quality initiatives and policies as well as identifying appropriate testing required to ensure process and shipment quality meet required specifications and consistency.
  • Prioritizing work and capacity utilization whenever conflicts exist.
  • Ensuring best practices in all aspects of operations are shared and implemented across production sites.
  • Hiring, training and development of quality engineers and technicians to ensure that the units have all the personnel resources needed to meet the site and business needs. Ensures that succession planning is planned and completed.
  • Lead/contribute to quality investigations with site teams to ensure effective root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions are implemented.
  • Work with the plant management teams to ensure updating and maintaining lab and plant operating procedures and training manuals. Work with the Site Safety, Training and Organizational Development team to ensure all training needs are identified and satisfied. Ensure that all training is completed on time.


  • Bachelor of Science degree is required with minimum 10 years quality/production experience.
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience. Demonstrated individual and team building capability required.
  • Experience working in and leading in a Union environment is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of & commitment to a zero incident Safety philosophy and the principles of Responsible Care.
  • Excellent individual and team facilitation skills required. Well-developed communication and influencing skills. Ability to facilitate and/or lead teams to successful implementation is required.
  • Understanding of statistical process and quality control principals.
  • Innovative, creative, self-motivated, change-focused, and improvement-driven leader
  • Comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization.
  • Working knowledge and experience with LEAN or similar data driven process improvement methodologies is desirable
  • Well versed in ISO 9001:2008
  • Must have experience with internal and external ISO/RCMS auditing.
  • Must be knowledgeable in SAP NCM system
  • Experience in developing and managing a budget. Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
If you know of anyone who would be qualified for and perhaps interested in the position, please have them apply on line at, click ‘search for jobs’ on the right hand navigation and enter requisition #1400153 into the keyword field.

Site Manager - Small Operations

Location: Ivey & Lyons, GA
Overseeing the operations of two small sand mines in GA. One is located in Ivey, GA (Wilkinson County) and the other in Lyons, GA (Toombs County). Management of activities of production, maintenance, quality control and distribution at a small sand mine.

  1. Evaluates utilization of manpower, energy, capital, materials, machinery, methods and other resources for improvements to optimize manufacturing efficiency.
  2. Ensures compliance with environmental, safety and other applicable laws.
  3. Ensures plant equipment, buildings and grounds are maintained in excellent condition.
  4. Ensures excellent customer service.
  5. Meets production of raw material requirements and specifications.
  6. Communicates and coordinates shipping activities.
  7. Trains workers, as needed.
  8. Ensures proper levels of product inventory.
  9. Ensures that facility maintains plant housekeeping, environmental standards, and safety compliance with company and MSHA standards.
  10. Assists in the control of mine costs and the shipment of quality products.
  11. Oversees preventive maintenance and repairs of both stationary and mobile equipment as needed.
  12. Complies with all DOT, Coast Guard, MSHA, EPA, state, and local regulations.
  13. Assists in overseeing of production planning function.
  14. Participates in employee communications meetings.
  15. Notifies the regional/division management of anything pertinent regarding the business.
  16. Works all necessary schedules and overtime.
  17. Assists with the orientation of new employees.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned by management.


  1. Prefer BS degree in an Engineering-related field or ten years’ experience in sand mining including drilling, dredging, mobile equipment maintenance, plant maintenance and pit supervision.
  2. Previous mine supervisory positions.
  3. Ability to perform essential job functions.
  4. Ability to work all extended hours and shifts as needed.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  6. Basic computer knowledge.
  7. Knowledge of DOT aggregate specifications & MSHA regulations.

Please apply directly on our website for immediate consideration:

Environmental, Safety and Health Representative (EH&S Rep)

Company: Aggregates USA, LLC

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil / Environmental / Mining / Safety Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology or closely related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years experienced as an EHS professional preferably in a mining or mining related operation (Strong environmental background preferred)
  • Prior experience with environmental compliance, permitting and reporting requirements in Georgia (local, state, federal); environmental experience in the aggregates/mining industry preferred.
  • Candidate must be self-directed, resourceful, and be able to quickly and effectively research topics and answer questions
  • Strong communication skills with excellent analytical, judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to coordinate multiple tasks and projects.
  • Willing and able to travel throughout Georgia; occasional travel to other company locations in TN, VA and FL.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with regulatory agency personnel in a professional manner.
  • Familiarity with MSHA/OSHA regulations, standards and practices as well as skills in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.

Primary responsibilities would be to provide support to our GA and FL operations for environmental compliance. This would involve 3 active quarry operations and several sales yards. These responsibilities include but are not limited to local, State and Federal permitting and reporting (Air, Water, Surface Mining and Land Use, etc.); environmental plan development (SWPPP, SPCC, etc.), employee training, regulatory and company policy compliance; audits/inspections of sites; and participation in industry association and committees to stay abreast of environmental issues. This person will assume some additional safety and health duties in the future. Initially, the primary responsibilities would be related to environmental compliance in Georgia and Florida. However, in the future this job has the possibility to grow to assume responsibilities for operations and support in TN and VA.

Submit Resume and Salary Qualifications to the following:
Human Resources
Aggregates USA
3300 Cahaba Road Suite 320
Birmingham, Alabama 35223


Mining Engineer

PotashCorp (the world's largest integrated fertilizer producer) has an opening at its White Springs, FL phosphate operations for a Mining Engineer with 4-6 years experience. The White Springs surface mining operations consists of 4 draglines and 50 pieces of mobile equipment, and a mill, to support two chemical plants in a 100,000 acre project area. This position will report to the Manager-Mining Operations and will be responsible to ensure that mine operations construction and operations maintenance occurs on a timely basis and that mine support work and infrastructure construction is well planned and maximizes use of the Float Crew and Heavy Equipment resources.

The Mining Engineer interprets strategic plans (the current year plan/budget and life of mine plans) and develops daily/weekly/monthly (tactical) plans for the Mine, Mill, and Mine Services Foremen to implement in order to accomplish the goals of the strategic plans. The Mining Engineer develops metrics and tracks productivity of Heavy Equipment and Float Crews working closely with Mine Management to achieve timely construction targets and optimize performance and utilization of heavy equipment and human assets. This position also serves as a gateway for technical talent to enter the organization and to progress to positions of greater responsibility.

Candidates who have 4-6 years of mining experience, a BS degree in Mining Engineering, experience with surface mining, draglines and optimization of mobile fleets is preferred. This position will offer exceptional promotional opportunities for a candidate that possesses excellent communications skills, ability to coordinate activities across departmental lines and leadership skills.

Contact information: James (Jim) H. Garrison, Jr | Manager, Human Resources | PCS Phosphate - White Springs, FL
P.O. Box 300, White Springs, FL 32096

Posted on: 01-08-2013

Manager, Mineral Resources, Rayonier

At Rayonier, we're creating "value from the ground up" every day, starting with our people. People are the foundation for success and the key to making us the best performing company in the forest products industry. We are proud of our long history of success, our diverse mix of businesses and our values-based work environment, and invite you to consider a career with Rayonier.

Responsible for continuous improvement of Forest Resources' financial performance by successfully developing strategies, identifying, planning, marketing, and monetizing business opportunities related to sub-surface assets across the companies’ 2.4 million acres in the United States. The manager is expected to proactively inventory, develop and evaluate prospects at a detailed level, market and negotiate with operating companies to drive exploration and/or monetization across the land base. This position will establish, grow and manage a large number of mineral projects in a variety of commodities (including hard minerals and oil & gas) and serve as a geologic advisor to assess value, risk and returns of mineral resources associated with acquisitions and dispositions.

Keys to success include a results-oriented, strong business acumen with an entrepreneurial drive, strong project management and marketing skills; staying abreast of trends and forecasts in end-markets and value chains; actively networking throughout the industry; collaborating with others to explore, promote and develop opportunities; allocating resources to the optimum mix of business initiatives; and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Required Qualifications

  • MS in Geology or Earth Science with a preference for having completed a thesis involved with field mapping and business experience including P&L budgets preferred.
  • Ten (10) years experience in mineral exploration and development (prospects). Background in both hard minerals and oil & gas or experience with large mineral owners a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of hard minerals business, regional market dynamics, marketing, and merchandizing. Strong understanding of regional concepts, such as large-scale inventories, regional play concepts, regional geologic trends and basin framework studies.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate prospects at a detailed level. Strong business acumen with the ability to market and develop new business opportunities, perform market research and facilitate favorable contract terms.
  • Practical in assessing likelihood of success, mitigating various forms of risk and creating short-term value.
  • Strong negotiation, and project management skills and ability to manage consultant, customer, and vendor relationships and performance.
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Hard-working, hands-on team player with a responsive demeanor that can communicate and educate in lay terms to a full spectrum from operational foresters to senior management.

Rayonier is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity and is free of discrimination. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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