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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 info@georgiamining.org.
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Southern Ionics, Lab Supervisor and Mining Quality Manager

Location: Offerman, Georgia

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the quality control of the plant products, Ilmenite, Leucoxene, Rutile, and Zircon (ceramics grade, and precision casting grades)
  • Mining representative to the Corporate Quality Team, responsible for setting up a quality program that interfaces with the corporate quality program
  • Customer interface for quality concerns
  • Supervisor to 4-6 lab technicians and 1 XRF Operator, responsible for their training, monitoring performance of individuals
  • Startup of lab in April/May at the Jacksonville Office – moving to permanent Labratory in Offerman GA
  • Responsible for the calibration and maintenance of the XRF machine. The day to day tracking of this equipment will be the responsibility of the Lab Operator position
  • Oversight of other lab procedures including: heavy mineral analysis using Lithium Meta-Tungstate (LMT), particle size analysis, petrography,

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Physics, Master’s Degree preferred, 5-10 years’ experience in running analytical equipment with XRF, or XRD experience preferred. Experience managing lab technicians as well as dealing with customers. Must be good at conflict resolution and be able to handle multiple priorities at a time.

5-10% Travel: Occasional travel to Southern Ionics R&D lab in Columbus MS. As well as customer visits as necessary.

Laboratory tests:
Daily Samples: 35-40 samples/ day

  • Wet mill assays for heavy mineral analysis, magnetic and XRF analysis
  • Dry mill assays for XRF analysis of Ilmenite and rutile circuit, Zircon wet, and Zircon dry circuits.
  • Product analysis and certification by XRF and heavy mineral analysis.

Drill core analysis: 1500 – 2000 drill core samples per year.

People reporting to Lab supervisor:

  • 4 Shift lab technicians
  • 1 day lab operator
  • 2 day lab technicians

This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.
Tim McKeon, Dry Mill Manager
13291 Vantage Way, Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Email: tmckeon@southernionics.com


Southern Ionics
MINE SAFETY & HEALTH COORDINATOR

Reports to: Mining Division Safety Superintendent

JOB SUMMARY: Works with mining and mineral processing operations to maintain a safe and healthy working environment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.  Trains employees on general safety and hazard recognition.  Monitors the health of company employees through sampling and general observation methods.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, implement and modify safety and health processes to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and financial losses.
  • Assure compliance with all safety, health, environmental, and company policies and procedures.
  • Serve as operations resource for safety and health needs at the mining and mineral processing sites.
  • Initiate and implement safety measures in work areas.
  • Deliver training to workers and employees on MSHA-required safety topics.
  • Work with operations personnel in preparing task training materials and operating guidelines.
  • Inspect sites, processes, equipment, and conditions for hazardous and non-compliant elements, recommend changes, and monitor completion of corrective actions.  
  • Coordinate loss prevention systems to include development, implementation and compliance of policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate the injury management process, including managing work-related injuries/illnesses, accessing work capacity, and communicating with professional medical services, operations management, and employees.    
  • Assist operations in loss reporting, completion of accident/incident/near miss investigations, and MSHA-required notifications. 
  • Prepare safety and health reports for mining management.
  • Provide assistance to Safety Superintendent to identify and improve methods of hazard prevention.
  • Survey employee health exposures.  Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical sampling data and coordinate corrective actions when necessary.
  • Act as a liaison with federal, state, and local safety and health regulatory and emergency response agencies.
  • Remain current on safety, health, and loss-related regulations and trends and assist in modification of safety programs to ensure compliance in operations.
  • Assist with human resources and risk management programs.
  • Perform recordkeeping and compliance audits.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure all work is performed within company, state, and federal regulations, standards, statutes, policies, and procedures.
  • Attend meetings and classes as identified by Southern Ionics, Inc.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree preferred; or  minimum three (3) years of experience in Industrial Safety ; or an equivalent combination sufficient to perform essential functions of this position.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good mathematical skills are a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products and use of the internet.
  • Must have knowledge of MSHA standards and occupational/health laws.
  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving record is required.
  • Requires people management skills including the ability to establish trust, motivate, and train team members.
  • Recognizes the importance of high group morale and acts to protect or build as necessary.
  • Must have ability to work independently and problem-solve while working alone or as part of a team.

Must have a strong knowledge of safety practices for production and maintenance, as well as a working knowledge of heavy equipment including excavators, bulldozers, front end loaders, and articulated haul trucks.

Southern Ionics currently has a position opening for a Mine Safety & Health Coordinator.  The person will work from the Mission Mine plant office (1682 South Tyler Field Road, Nahunta, GA 31553) and will also be responsible for S&H at the future mineral processing plant in Patterson, GA.  Please direct any inquiries to Mark Klinepeter, Mine Safety Superintendent at mklinepeter@southernionics.com.


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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 http://jobs.basf.us/, click ‘search for jobs’ on the right hand navigation and enter requisition #1400153 into the keyword field.

Industrial Mechanical Engineer (Macon)

ID: N2013-036
Department: Industrial Engineering
Location: Macon, GA

Job Listing N2013-036

Industrial Mechanical Engineer (Brunswick)

ID: N2013-037
Department: Industrial Engineering
Location: Brunswick, GA

Job Listing N2013-037


North America Ceramics
Position Title: Maintenance Manager

EEO Code/Description: 1 - Manager
Department/Location: Maintenance (Sandersville, Ga)
Reports to (Job Title): Plant Manager
Direct Reports (Job Title): Maintenance Mechanics and Electricians

Job Summary
Improve plant and equipment operating efficiency by providing maintenance and engineering support to the plant operations. Generate cost estimates and required documentation for both capital and maintenance project approval and must complete projects on time at or under budget. Coach mechanics and electricians to improve skills and performance. Ensure safety and environmental compliance with corporate policies and government regulations. Develop the annual maintenance and capital project budgets.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Plant Maintenance:
Supervise, train, communicate with, and develop the mechanics and electricians in operational performance and skills needed to improve the reliability of the plant equipment..

Troubleshoot plant equipment failures and respond to emergencies of safety hazards and environmental regulation infractions to ascertain equipment optimization, personnel safety and governing requirements of compliance.

Develop standards for equipment to improve reliability, inventory control of critical equipment through specifications, but demonstrated practices procurement standards to ensure maximum operating hours for production equipment, quality of product and on time shipment for our customers.

Continually improve the operational integrity of the equipment by reviewing failures, PM schedules, PDM programs, and proper fuel burning optimization to reduce cost and improve production output.

Project Management and Capital Improvement
Work closely with the Sr. Manager of Engineering to develop the capital budget for the plant.

Prepare and submit plant improvement and major maintenance projects from estimating, scheduling, design, cost management, and commissioning to improve plant processes.

Work closely with the Production Department to perform process performance testing, develop cost reduction projects, equipment improvement, and methods modifications.

Skills and Attributes Requirements
The candidate will possess strong problem solving skills, maintenance, and project management experience. Must have working knowledge of fuel burning equipment, air flow control, pneumatic conveyance, hydraulic equipment, rotating equipment and material handling equipment..
Must have strong team building skills through participative management, strong verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Education/Experience Requirements
Possess plant maintenance and operation knowledge along with technical skills to perform assigned duties with a B.S. in Mechnical, Electrical or other engineering discipline and 3-5 years in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated technical and managerial skills. Experience with design and implementation with programmable controllers would be a plus

Required Activities
Frequent walking, standing, and sitting with exposure to all seasonal climatic conditions, and typical manufacturing environment conditions. Occasionally lifting, carrying, and/or pulling objects up to 50 lbs. Approximately 60% office environment and 40% plant environment.

*Applicants need to apply through Indeed.com.
For further questions contact Shannon Watkins at shannonwatkins@k-tclay.com


North America Ceramics
Position Title: Maintenance Manager

EEO Code/Description: 1 - Manager
Department/Location Maintenance/Langley
Reports to (Job Title): Langley Plant Manager
Direct Reports (Job Title): Maintenance Mechanics and Electricians

Job Scope
Sales Volume $ Primary or Shared
Operating Budget $ Primary or Shared
Capital Expenditures $600K Primary or Shared

Job Summary
Improve plant and equipment operating efficiency by providing maintenance and engineering support to the plant operations. Generate cost estimates and required documentation for both capital and maintenance project approval and must complete projects on time at or under budget. Coach mechanics and electricians to improve skills and performance. Ensure safety and environmental compliance with corporate policies and government regulations. Develop the annual maintenance and capital project budgets.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Plant Maintenance

  • Supervise, train, communicate with, and develop the mechanics and electricians in operational performance and skills needed to improve the reliability of the plant equipment..
  • Troubleshoot plant equipment failures and respond to emergencies of safety hazards and environmental regulation infractions to ascertain equipment optimization, personnel safety and governing requirements of compliance.
  • Utilize CMMS program for equipment to improve reliability and inventory control of critical parts to ensure maximum operating hours for production equipment, quality of product and on time shipment for our customers.
  • Continually improve the operational integrity of the equipment by reviewing failures, PM schedules, PDM programs, and proper fuel burning optimization to reduce cost and improve production output.

Project Management and Capital Improvement

  • Work closely with the Sr. Manager of Engineering to develop the capital budget for the plant.
  • Prepare and submit plant improvement and major maintenance projects from estimating, scheduling, design, cost management, and commissioning to improve plant processes.
  • Work closely with the Production Department to perform process performance testing, develop cost reduction projects, equipment improvement, and methods modifications.
Skills and Attributes Requirements
The candidate will possess strong problem solving skills , maintenance, and project management experience. Must have working knowledge of fuel burning equipment, air flow control, pneumatic conveyance, hydraulic equipment, rotating equipment and material handling equipment..
Must have strong team building skills through participative management, strong verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

Education/Experience Requirements
Possess plant maintenance and operation knowledge along with technical skills to perform assigned duties with a B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical or other engineering discipline and 3-5 years in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated technical and managerial skills. Experience with design and implementation with programmable controllers would be a plus.

Required Activities
Frequent walking, standing, and sitting with exposure to all seasonal climatic conditions, and typical manufacturing environment conditions. Occasionally lifting, carrying, and/or pulling objects up to 50 lbs. Approximately 60% office environment and 40% plant environment.

*Applicants need to apply through Indeed.com.
For further questions contact Shannon Watkins at shannonwatkins@k-tclay.com


Project Engineer - Middle Georgia

Position Description: An immediate & urgent vacancy in the Middle Georgia area [100 miles south of Atlanta] within the world’s leading provider of high quality, environmentally friendly oil & natural gas industry products & services.

This publicly traded [NYSE], rapidly growing organization is known for being well capitalized within their profitable industry. The company has also been recognized consistently for its managerial expertise by well-known business publications.

Primary Responsibilities:
As a member of Engineering team & reporting to the Engineering Director will provide industrial Project Engineering expertise & leadership by:

  • Planning, developing & monitoring the plans for expansion & process improvement projects ranging up to $40M
  • Writing capital project requests, assembling bid packages & obtaining vendor quotes
  • Assessing proposed engineering solutions & the status of projects
  • Serving as the company’s liaison with engineering design & construction company vendors utilized for 80% of the projects
  • Developing sound, cost effective solutions to other challenges facing the leadership teams across eight plants - by performing as a staff advisor & consultant to Plant
  • Managers, Plant Engineers, the manufacturing, maintenance & logistics functions
Experience, Education & Competency Requirements:
  • Minimum of seven years of direct project engineering experience
  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering - or a related engineering field
  • An understanding of the roles & disciplines within engineering & construction firms as well as standard industrial construction techniques
  • Field-oriented with plant construction experience & capable of working independently while assuming project oversight responsibility
  • Familiar with ACAD, PLCs & process control instrumentation
  • Strong knowledge of process equipment such as kilns, dryers, mixers & material handling systems for solids
  • Up to 50% travel
Compensation & Benefit Package:
  • $100 – 120K starting base compensation dependent upon experience & annual merit reviews
  • Annual bonus potential of 20% of base – company has paid a bonus for several years
  • Outstanding benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance, profit sharing & 401k plan
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Exceptional promotional opportunities

Reply with confidential resume to:
Pete Tosh, The Focus Group – an Executive Search firm
pete.tosh@thefocusgroup.biz
478-746-6891
[Fee 100% paid by employer]


Project Engineer - Middle Georgia

Position Description: An immediate & urgent vacancy in the Middle Georgia area [100 miles south of Atlanta] within the world’s leading provider of high quality, environmentally friendly products & services within the oil & natural gas industry.

This publicly traded [NYSE], rapidly growing organization is known for being well capitalized within their profitable industry. The company has also been recognized consistently for its managerial expertise by well-known business publications.

Primary Responsibilities:
As a member of Engineering team & reporting to the Engineering Director will provide industrial Project Engineering expertise & leadership by:

  • Planning, developing & monitoring plans for expansion & process improvement projects
  • Primary focus will be on building & expanding remote logistics distribution centers - overseeing the design & construction of all phases of the engineered systems [storage silos, rail yards, rail & truck loading/unloading & trans-loading]
  • Writing capital project requests, assembling bid packages & obtaining vendor quotes
  • Preparing contracts & negotiating revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers & subcontractors
  • Assessing proposed engineering solutions & the status of projects
  • Serving as the company’s liaison with the engineering design & construction company vendors utilized for 80% of these projects
  • Developing sound, cost effective solutions to other challenges facing the leadership teams across eight plants - by performing as a staff advisor & consultant

Experience, Education & Competency Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct project engineering experience
  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering - or a related engineering field
  • An understanding of the roles & disciplines within engineering & construction firms as well as standard industrial construction techniques
  • Field-oriented with plant construction experience & capable of working independently while assuming project oversight responsibility
  • Familiar with ACAD, PLCs & process control instrumentation
  • Knowledge of process equipment such as kilns, dryers, mixers & material handling systems for solids
  • Up to 50% travel
Compensation & Benefit Package:
  • $80 – 100K starting base compensation dependent upon experience with annual merit reviews
  • Annual bonus potential of 20% of base [company has paid a bonus for several years]
  • Outstanding benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance, profit sharing & 401k plan
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Exceptional promotional opportunities

Reply with confidential resume to:
Pete Tosh, The Focus Group – an Executive Search firm
pete.tosh@thefocusgroup.biz
478-746-6891
[Fee 100% paid by employer]


Site Manager - Small Operations

Location: Ivey & Lyons, GA
Description:
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.

Duties:
  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.

Qualifications:

  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.

EEOE/DFWP
Please apply directly on our website for immediate consideration:
http://certitempfl.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-472833.html


Job Title: Management Trainee

Department: Operations
Location: Gordon, GA (USA)

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a management trainee in a plant environment, become familiar with all aspects of production operations, and be exposed to all functions. This position requires a level of understanding in each role that will qualify the incumbent to function in a back-up capacity to several key roles. Once training has been completed, the employee will be reassigned within the company to plant operations, sales, or other positions as available.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete daily production reports.
  • Conduct inventory, daily housekeeping inspections and warehouse management, if needed.
  • Back-up Production Logistics Coordinator.
  • Compile and maintain safety and environmental documentation and training.
  • Serve as back-up in the QA lab and learn the AMS system; serve as inventories back-up.
  • General administrative duties as assigned; assist with contractor verification and administration.
  • Monitor and submit document updates for SpringCM (includes scanning and labeling of documents).
  • Create and maintain Job Safety Analyses, work instructions and operating procedures.
  • Adhere to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Skill Sets:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Liberal Arts, Finance, HR, Marketing, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Excellent computer skills required; experience with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills necessary to be successful.
  • Geographical mobility is required.
  • Respirator Fit Test is required at hire; no facial hair can interfere with the seal of the respirator during pre-hire and annual fit test screening.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to LaKisha Tuft at l.tuft@activeminerals.com.

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


Job Title: Production Supervisor

Department: Plant
Location: Gordon, GA - USA

Position Summary:
This position will supervise all production employees on a shift. This position must ensure the efficient productivity of employees and equipment by means that allow for a good, harmonious work environment while ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate daily to all shift employees expectations and production needs.
  • Assist lead operators to work out production problems, crude blends, etc.
  • Comply with, support, and enforce all AMI policies including safety and state/federal laws.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of safety supplies and perform weekly safety meetings.
  • Perform employee evaluations, coaching, counseling and disciplinary actions as necessary.
  • Ensure all equipment reports for each piece of equipment are completed each shift.
  • Responsible for calling maintenance during off shifts and reporting equipment repair work orders to maintenance.
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure all plant and warehouse areas are neat and clean.
  • Collect and submit all production reports for each shift and any downtime logged per machine.
  • Meet or exceed production goals in bagging and milling areas; create production orders if needed.
  • Assist Operations Manager with monthly inventories and provide accurate accounting per product.
  • Turn in absence and vacation reports daily to HR Representative.
  • Perform daily floor inventory for warehouse.
  • Work with lab personnel for quality checks or help with blends.
  • Set SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Aligned/Agreed, Relevant, & Timely), provide monthly coaching, and evaluate performance of team members.
  • Adhere to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Skill Sets:

  • Communicate daily to all shift employees expectations and production needs.
  • Assist lead operators to work out production problems, crude blends, etc.
  • Comply with, support, and enforce all AMI policies including safety and state/federal laws.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of safety supplies and perform weekly safety meetings.
  • Perform employee evaluations, coaching, counseling and disciplinary actions as necessary.
  • Ensure all equipment reports for each piece of equipment are completed each shift.
  • Responsible for calling maintenance during off shifts and reporting equipment repair work orders to maintenance.
  • Perform daily inspections to ensure all plant and warehouse areas are neat and clean.
  • Collect and submit all production reports for each shift and any downtime logged per machine.
  • Meet or exceed production goals in bagging and milling areas; create production orders if needed.
  • Assist Operations Manager with monthly inventories and provide accurate accounting per product.
  • Turn in absence and vacation reports daily to HR Representative.
  • Perform daily floor inventory for warehouse.
  • Work with lab personnel for quality checks or help with blends.
  • Set SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Aligned/Agreed, Relevant, & Timely), provide monthly coaching, and evaluate performance of team members.
  • Adhere to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Interested candidates please submit your resume to Jennifer Maynard @ j.maynard@activeminerals.com.

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


Human Resources Manager

Location: Gordon, GA
Company: Active Minerals

Position Summary:

Design, plan, and implement human resources programs for a plant. Administer corporate policies relating to compensation, benefits, employee relations, training, and health and safety programs. The incumbent may be responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement human resources programs, policies and procedures for site.
  • Recruit, interview, and recommend candidates for all hourly and salaried positions.
  • Participate in all disciplinary actions.
  • Ensure disciplinary actions are accurate and timely.
  • Support and make recommendations for supervisors regarding employee performance coaching.
  • Compile HR data; create monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Responsible for maintaining personnel records.
  • Conduct new employee orientations and coordinates new hire training plans.
  • Responsible for worker’s compensation claims management at site.
  • Adhere to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO.
  • Provide onsite training on a wide range of HR related topics.
  • Provide help desk support and train on Human Resources Information Systems.
  • All other projects/duties as assigned.

 Requirements:

  • Associates degree in a related field or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in an HR-related work environment, preferably in manufacturing
  • Strong working knowledge of HR laws, concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Labor relations and negotiation skills are preferred but not required
  • Occasional domestic travel; valid driver’s license required
  • Continued professional development

Interested applicants submit your resume and cover letter to j.maynard@activeminerals.com

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


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

Company: Aggregates USA, LLC

Qualifications:
  • 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.

Responsibilities
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
tammymoore@aggregatesusa.com


PotashCorp

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
E-Mail: jhgarrison@potashcorp.com

Posted on: 01-08-2013


Manager, Mineral Resources, Rayonier

Overview
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.

Description
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.


Pyramax

Environmental Health & Safety Manager - PyraMax Ceramics, LLC


JOB TITLE: Environmental Health and Safety Manager
LOCATION: greater Augusta, GA area
Classification: Salaried/Exempt
Position Reports To: Plant Manager/VP Manufacturing
Supervises: Contractors and/or Employees

A.  Position Summary:
This position is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing an effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management system that will ensure ongoing compliance towards PyraMax's standards and regulatory compliance, while continuously improving site PyraMax culture. The HSE will actively collaborate and participate as a valued member of the leadership team to provide guidance, technical support and coordinate activities and processes across the site. 

B.  Job Requirements and Skill Sets:
Responsibilities including but not limited to the following:

  • Review current and proposed regulations and develop company requirements; recommend and then implement appropriate program measures to ensure compliance. 
  • Develop proactive strategies to prepare for upcoming changes and drive actions to ensure compliance with regulatory (Federal, State, County, Local) and corporate requirements.
  • Coordinate and manage critical HSE programs, such as pollution prevention, recycling, waste water management, storm water management, air quality management, hazardous waste management, PPE, HAZCOM, confined space and fall protection procedures and reporting requirements for each.
  • Work to continuously improve integration of all HSE processes across the site.
  • Provide backup and assist Facilities Engineering group on facility projects and production process improvement projects.
  • Provide on-site management support to any required remediation projects.
  • Provide advice on HSE concerns and work with employees at all organizational levels to affect corrective action strategies.
  • Develop HSE improvement strategies including capital projects, HSE budgetary items, management system maturity and other continuous improvement projects.
  • Develop and provide training and guidance to site personnel, leadership and contractors to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate training requirements.
  • Develop HSE policies/procedures and ensure that requirements are effectively integrated into standard operating procedures.
  • Partner with business leaders and employees to continuously improve HSE culture, awareness and accountability, in support of site HSE objectives.
  • Manage and Direct safe use of chemicals in the factory and be responsible for new chemical use approval for site operations.
  • Provide HSE expertise and input for review of Job Safety Analysis and Standard Operating Sheets.
  • Direct incident investigations, determine root cause, develop corrective actions, and conduct closure verification activities.
  • Direct HSE inspections, self-assessments and audits.  Manage reports and present summaries to management with recommended solutions.  Monitor corrective action closure.
  • Provide expertise during concept and design phases of manufacturing processes to ensure that sound HSE control methodologies are integrated into design.
  • Coordinate environmental risk assessments, and work to deploy corrective measures to continuously reduce site's environmental impact footprint.
  • Coordinate and conduct employee hazardous waste and environmental training activities.
  • Create a work environment conductive to employee morale and motivation to accomplish performance objectives through effective change management.
  • Ability to train multiple groups of employees.
  • Must be able to promote a positive safety culture with all employees.

C.  Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry or equivalent with focus on Environment is required.
  • 5+ years of HSE experience in progressively increasing responsibility including oversight of Title V permit compliance
  • Verifiable experience creating, implementing and overseeing a facility governed by MSHA
  • CSP designation would be viewed favorably.

    D.  Working Conditions/Environment:


    Must be able to lift, carry, and move objects up to 55 pounds; frequent climbing, walking, squatting, sitting, and standing; exposure to dusty (non-hazardous) environment and extreme heat or cold; up to 30% travel expected

    E.  Compensation & Benefits:


    Very competitive base compensation dependent upon experience, merit reviews & an annual bonus potential

    Potential for professional growth as Company expands to multiple plants

    Complete benefit package including but not limited to medical, dental, long term disability & life insurance; health care spending accounts; 401k

    Possible relocation package available for those located more than 75 miles from plant-site.

Qualified candidate should e-mail salary resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources Manager
hr@pyramaxceramics.com

Please put job title in message header or you will not be considered for position

Project Engineer

This is an immediate & urgent vacancy in the Middle Georgia area within the world’s market leader in the manufacture & supply of leading edge, high quality, environmentally friendly products & services utilized within the oil & gas sector. This publicly traded, growing company is known for being well capitalized within their profitable industry & has been consistently recognized by well-known publications as being effectively managed.

Responsibilities:

Providing professional, Project Engineering expertise to include:

  • Developing and evaluating the plans and criteria for a variety of expansion /construction and/or process improvement projects
  • Developing sound and cost effective solutions to problems facing the Operations team
  • Planning, creating and/or monitoring the design of all phases of multiple engineered systems
  • Assessing the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering solutions to include serving as the liaison with engineering consulting service
    vendors
  • Performing as a staff advisor and consultant to the Engineering Manager, Plant Managers, and production and maintenance groups
  • Writing capital project requests, assembling bid packages, and obtaining vendor quotes
  • Incorporating safety and environmental practices within all processes to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations

Requirements:

  • A minimum of ten years of direct project engineering experience
  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or a related Engineering field
  • An understanding of the roles of the different disciplines in engineering/construction processes as well as standard industrial construction techniques
  • A field-oriented, project minded, self starter

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Very competitive base compensation dependent upon experience, merit reviews & an annual bonus potential of 10% of base – company has paid a bonus for each of the last 5 years
  • Outstanding benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance; health care spending accounts; profit sharing & 401k
  • Comprehensive relocation package

Reply with confidential resume to:
Pete Tosh, The Focus Group – an Executive Search firm
pete.tosh@thefocusgroup.biz
478-746-6891
[Fee 100% paid by employer]


Maintenance Manager

Purpose of Position - Maintain plant and equipment to meet business goals.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop maintenance management tools and practices
  • Schedule and plan manpower and skills.
  • Develop an autonomous maintenance program with zero accidents and zero break downs while operating in a tightly controlled fiscal position.
  • Forecast replacement capital needs.
  • Develop subordinates and maintenance employees
  • Develop and maintain safety rules and practices.
  • Manage site contractors
  • Interface with purchasing to manage parts and inventory
  • Partnership with process and department managers served by maintenance
  • Develop budget and control cost
  • Prepare reports and analyze performance
  • Continuously improve processes and activities that deliver business performance
  • Develop process and maintenance improvements

Accountability

  • Meet goals for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance time
  • Effective maintenance planning and forecasting.
  • Manage cost of repairs using lean manufacturing processes.

Measurement of Performance

  • Achievement of goals related to plant operations, primarily operating availability and maintenance cost but also more detailed measures of maintenance performance such as conformance to schedule, job standards, call-backs, zero accidents, zero breakdowns, overtime, etc. to be further defined
  • Customer satisfaction and partner relationships

Required Skills and Experience

  • Knows technology required to operate and maintain equipment such as crushers, kilns, mills, screens, fans, pumps, blowers, belt conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, packaging lines, bag houses, cyclones, burners, electrical distribution, spray systems, waste systems, piping, computerized controls, dozers, hydraulic loaders, trucks, etc.
  • Experienced in maintenance planning, analysis, forecasting, administration and documentation, work order management, parts management, preventative, predictive and condition-based maintenance technologies and in systems to manage this work plant-wide.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to implement and manage lean manufacturing processes
  • Safety methods and technology
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Leadership as a way of gaining cooperation and group and individual accountability and results.
  • Experienced user of Windows-based computing and software
  • Project management skills and tools

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Familiar with MSHA (or OSHA) regulations and practices
  • Four year technical degree, mechanical engineering preferred
  • Knowledge of control systems and electronics
  • Construction and structural codes and methods

For immediate consideration send your resume to:

Jon D. Harvill CPC
Managing Director
Professional Search of Atlanta, Inc.
jharvill@professionalsearchatlanta.com
770-952-0009 or 800-648-0009

Posted on: Feb-09-2010

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