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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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R&D Process Chemist/Engineer

The SASCO Chemical Group, LLC is a specialty chemical manufacturer that produces mineral pigmented specialty coatings and surface treated mineral based powders used as process aides or as additives in the rubber industry.  SASCO is seeking a highly motivated R&D Process Chemist/Engineer to support its process development and piloting scale-up efforts at its Technology & Innovation Center located in Macon, GA.  The focus of this position will be bench scale and pilot scale process optimization studies associated with new products and on the subsequent scale-up of these processes to SASCO’s manufacturing plants located in Albany, GA.  These process studies will be carried out in close collaboration with the product development team to insure that both chemistry and equipment hardware considerations are taken into account in the design and optimization of those processes.  The ideal candidate for the position should therefore possess the following attributes:

  • Candidate must be a hands-on person that is capable of setting up and operating chemical & mineral processing equipment needed in the execution of their processing studies on new products.
  • Candidate should have a good mechanical aptitude for troubleshooting, maintaining or modifying the Macon Tech Center’s pilot processing equipment as needed.  The ability and willingness to do some basic troubleshooting repair of equipment and the ability to operate a forklift to move modular pilot equipment into different use configurations is desired.
  • An individual with previous plant or pilot plant processing experience that has a fundamental understanding of R&D methodology and has used statistical based methods of process optimization is also desired.
  • Candidate should demonstrate the technical ability to make adjustments in the chemistries, to make additions or changes in the equipment employed, and to recommend any instrumentation control systems as required to successfully implement a new process.
  • A self-motivated individual that has the ability to design and execute complex projects with minimal supervision is needed.  Candidate should thrive on driving process development initiatives which they bring to full scale commercialization.
  • Previous work experience or technical training in the areas of colloidal surface chemistry, surfactant science, coating formulation science, kettle reaction processes, mineral processing, pigment or particulate mineral dispersions, dispersion rheology, particle engineering and fine powder processing technology are highly desired.
  • Upon completion of a process development project, candidate will be responsible for transferring the technology to production and establishing a written SOP for the Albany plants to use in the manufacture of the new or improved products.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills must be exhibited to resolve internal production problems, product scale-up issues or customer quality complaint issues in a timely manner whenever they arise.
  • Candidate must possess the interpersonal skills to interface effectively with R&D, production, quality control as well as sales personnel.  Good oral and written communication skills as well as good computer skills are therefore required.
  • The candidate should demonstrate a high degree of flexibility as the scope of work will vary depending on project priorities at any given time.  Project activities will entail working in a variety of work settings that include laboratory, pilot plant as well as plant manufacturing environments.  The nature of the project work will also inherently encompass elements of chemistry, R&D and engineering.
  • Depending on a project’s resource requirements, candidate may periodically need to direct the work activity of technicians or operators.  

The successful candidate should have a technical degree in Engineering, Material Science or Chemistry with 2 – 7 years of relevant industrial work experience.  The job is based in Macon, GA but it will entail some travel to the Albany plants as project demands require and some occasional overnight travel to customer’s production facilities in support of field trials on new products that are being commercialized.  Given SASCO’s strong commitment to innovation this technical position represents a good career opportunity for the right individual.  The position will report to the Director of Technology and will be filled at a level and salary appropriate to the skills, education and experience of the candidate.

The SASCO Chemical Group, LLC is a member of the Polymer Services Group of Arsenal Capital.  SASCO is a fast growing and innovation-driven company who is expanding its footprint into Europe and Latin America.  The Macon Technical Center is a R&D laboratory & pilot scale-up facility which is located within a few miles of three 4-year colleges.  Macon also offers easy access to Atlanta’s cultural and entertainment opportunities which are approximately a 75 minute drive north.  SASCO Chemical offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, a bonus plan, paid vacation and a company sponsored 401K savings plan.  Relocation assistance is also available for this position.  Additional background information about SASCO Chemical, its products and targeted markets can be found by visiting our company website at  SASCO Chemical is an equal opportunity employer however applicants must be a U.S. citizen or already have permanent U.S. residence status.  Candidates interested in applying should submit their resume along with their professional references to

Technical Director

Burgess Pigment Company, a leading global supplier of high value kaolin clay for over 65 years, has an immediate opening for the role of Technical Director.  This salaried, exempt position is located at the company’s operations in Sandersville, Georgia.

The qualified candidate will: manage the company’s kaolin research and development activities to improve the attributes of existing products and/or develop new products for existing and/or new end use applications; identify research and development projects and define necessary resources; interpret project/trial results and make recommendations to leadership regarding product and/or process changes; and respond to internal and external inquiries regarding specific products and end use applicability.  Must possess an in-depth knowledge of kaolin chemistry and processing including limitations and applicability in end use applications.  Minimum of bachelor’s degree in engineering or science with 10+ years of direct experience in minerals processing.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including 401(k) and profit sharing.  Qualified candidates should mail or email a cover letter and resume (including compensation history) in confidence to:

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

Human Resources Director, Sellers Construction Company

Manages functional areas of human resources such as recruiting, staffing, employee relations, EEO/AAP, benefits, and compliance. Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates HR activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience in business administration, human resources management, or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years exempt level human resources experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to, the functions listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Recruiting
  • Employee Relations; Performance Management and Development
  • Write and evaluate exempt and non-exempt jobs
  • Implement and oversee policies and procedures
  • Recommend and advise management regarding Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices, etc.
  • Work with Management in regards to hiring, terminations, and employee discipline
  • Administration of Benefits including answering questions and counseling employees
  • Assist with employee orientation
  • Manages governmental and company regulatory compliance efforts.
  • Collect employee time for third-party processing

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Thorough knowledge Human Resources policies, procedures, and practices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarization with HRIS
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, reconcile, and resolve problems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proficient Communication – orally and written

We are required to participate in the federal government's E-Verify program. With E-Verify we are able to confirm the employment authorization of all newly hired employees and most existing employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. With respect to new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with a new hire's completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification upon commencement of employment.

It is the policy of this company not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or any other protected status under applicable federal, state, and local law. This Company likewise does not tolerate harassment based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or any other protected status. The Company takes all complaints of harassment seriously and all complaints will be investigated promptly and thoroughly.

Contact Robin McDonald, Human Resources Director, Sellers Construction Company, LLC 478-628-1080.

BASF Vibration Technician

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

This role executes all assigned work safely, effectively and efficiently within the general scope of work defined below. Provides feedback on preventive maintenance that might improve the process and notes additional work required on inspected equipment. Responds to emergency or unplanned work as needed, including callouts. Works on plant modifications, expense and capital. Performs duties in a manner that fosters good teamwork between maintenance and operations and is consistent with our vision of maintenance being a high performance work team.

  • Comply with all safe work practices; use proper PPE, fall protection equipment, etc.
  • Complies with all MSHA Safety and Health regulations.
  • Complete preventive maintenance work and provide feedback on any issues.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment
  • Performs emergency/unscheduled repairs as needed, including callouts.
  • Performs laser alignment of rotating equipment.
  • Support site as necessary with aligning rotating equipment
  • Be capable with laser alignment tools and reporting
  • Train / Develop others in alignment skills
  • Performs troubleshooting of equipment failures and participates in root cause investigations of major or repetitive equipment issues.
  • Manages input to work orders and notifications.
  • Collect and analyze vibration data from PM routes and follow-up to issues found.
  • Perform all the necessary installation inspections and quality checks on new rotating equipment installations.
  • Maintain the vibration PMS in a timely manner (including instrument calibrations).
  • Participate in failure analysis for critical issues through the Asset Reliability Team.
  • Maintain data integrity within the CMMS as it relates to rotating equipment.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Level I Vibration Certification
  • Technical training; Associate degree strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of related maintenance
  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Fault Analysis (mass unbalance, misalignment, looseness, gearbox, motor, fan, pump faults, and rolling element bearing faults)
  • Machinery balancing experience
  • Predictive Maintenance experience in Laser Alignment and Ultrasound technology.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • AMS Machinery Manager Software experience preferred
  • CSI 2130/2140 experience preferred
  • Knowledge of IR technology for rotating equipment

If qualified and interested in this opening you may apply to BASF @

Contractor, Environmental Management, & Loss Coordinator (1602202) – McIntyre, GA

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The BASF 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 420 employees plus 250 contractors.

We are currently seeking Contractor, Environmental Management, & Loss Coordinator.

You will manage the Contractor programs in compliance with BASF policies and procedures including screening, bidding, hiring and follow-up to ensure that the programming needs are met.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Manage the loss prevention programs which include: security, serving as the site Information Protection Officer as well as the G4S Site Security Team Manager, GAPS, Fire Suppression systems, ADT.
  • Supervise and manage 3 non-exempt Environmental Technicians to insure routine environmental compliance in these areas:
    • Air/dust/Title 5
    • Drinking water
    • Solid waste disposal, Industrial Hygiene
    • Radiation Inventory
  • Direct and assist in development and presentation of required safety training specifically, MSHA, Forklift, DOT and Success Factors.
  • Leadership Core Responsibilities:
    • Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
    • Support development assignments and movement of talent across units
    • Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
    • Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally
    • Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
    • Execute performance and career development discussions
    • Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
    • Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • HS diploma/GED required. Associates Degree preferred 
  • 3 or more years of experience in the management of a vendor contractor program
  • 6 or more years of manufacturing environment is required
  • Experience in fire protection systems and security programs is preferred
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience required
  • Travel up to 5%

Preferred skills

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

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people.  Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Safety Manager for CEMEX

Posting Date: August 25, 2016
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Closing Date: October 12, 2016
Location of Position: Clinchfield, GA
Position Title: Health and Safety Manager
Department: Health and Safety
HR Manager: Stephanie Thompson
Requisition No: 16000676

Summary of duties and responsibilities of the position, reporting relationships, and desired qualifications:

Job Summary:
Responsible for the implementation and management of a site-specific, comprehensive Safety Management System throughout assigned locations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Development and management of comprehensive, site-specific Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Development, and analysis, of Hazard Analyses (HA's) as related to site-specific operational and safety functions.
  • Implementation and management of the CEMEX, Inc. hazard Recognition and Risk Control Program.
  • Development of the Health and Safety training program to address site-specific issues as directed by CEMEX, Inc, OSHA, MSHA, and other pertinent federal and state regulatory agencies.
  • Implementation and management of the CEMEX, Inc. Incident Investigation and analysis program.
  • Implementation and management of the CEMEX, Inc. Industrial Hygiene Monitoring program.
  • Implementation and management of the CEMEX, Inc. Transitional Duty/Medical Management program.
  • Implementation of the CEMEX, Inc. Supervisor and Manager Health and Safety Responsibilities program.
  • Implementation of the CEMEX, Inc. Contractor Safety Management program.
  • Implementation of a site health and safety audit program in order to conduct self-evaluations of the operating site's comprehensive health and safety program.
  • Participation in the CEMEX, Inc. Safety Management Systems Audit.


  • 4-year degree and 5-7 years’ experience in Health and Safety managing and implementing programs.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of both MSHA and OSHA regulations.
  • Effective written and oral communicator with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to conduct training, provide instruction, and otherwise coach both formally and informally.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Team-orientated approach, with ability to work independently as a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making ability through performance, assessment and interview process is required.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Experience in working with MSHA Inspectors and Officials.
  • Microsoft Office Programs. (i.e. Word, Excel, Office)

This position is to be filled without regard to sex, religion, age, race, national origin or disabilities.

Qualified candidates can apply by contacting Stephanie Thompson, HR Manager, at or calling 478-988-2333.

Quality Manager - Wrens, GA

KaMin LLC, a privately held, international supplier of high quality hydrous and calcined kaolin clay, is seeking an experienced Quality Manager to lead and direct the Wrens Plant Laboratory teams in order to ensure the quality of products produced meets shipment requirements and customer specifications. This position will minimize the possibility of waste due to rejection of unacceptable products by finding root causes of product issues and implementing solutions. This position serves as a member of the plant leadership team, providing positive leadership while working with technical service, research and technology, and purchasing to meet customer needs.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelors of Science degree and a minimum of three years of management experience in a scientific environment. Qualified candidates will also have excellent planning and communication skills and the ability to drive to root cause.

This position offers an excellent salary and benefit program including life, health, dental, paid vacation, and 401k. Qualified candidates should email resumes to and reference Quality Manager in the subject line.

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HR Manager – Macon, GA

Kaolin clay is more than a job at KaMin, it is our passion. Our immense reserves of premium fine and ultrafine kaolin on two continents set us apart from all other producers. KaMin Performance Minerals is recognized as a business leader in export quantities and safe mining practices. The HR Manager position plays a vital role in bringing together the best people in every discipline to create the greatest possible work environment for our team.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit exempt and non-exempt employees to include sourcing by working with agencies and direct ads.
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate policies and procedures at the local level through the implementation of core HR processes. 
  • Ensure that Human Resource compliance systems at the local level support the strategic business goals in the areas of: Employee Relations; Staffing; Rewards and Recognition; Performance Management and Development; and Work Environment.
  • Recommend and advise local management regarding Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices, etc. 
  • Recommend hiring, terminations and appropriate discipline.
  • Respond to the HR implications resulting from the Strategic and Operational Business Planning process.
  • Support KaMin’s Strategic Human Resource Plan in the area of Employee Relations by assisting in the implementation of programs, and by coaching and developing employees to reach their full potential.
  • Provide Wage and Benefit Administration.
  • Answer questions and counsel employees regarding company benefits
  • Provides employee orientation for exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Write and evaluate exempt and non-exempt jobs, and facilitate, with HR Director the equitable grading of all exempt positions in area of responsibility.
  • Assist HR Director with special projects such as wage surveys, development of company policies and writing of handbook.
  • May assist in executing due diligence for strategic acquisitions and assist with the integration of appropriate Human Resource systems and processes.
  • Provide a network to effectively and positively communicate company goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc. to people in local area of responsibility.  Provide feedback from people in local area of responsibility to HR Director for guidance as needed.
  • May assist or take the lead role in safety programs or safety improvement activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience in business administration, human resources management, or similar discipline
  • Minimum of 4-8 years exempt level human resources experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Must possess high proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must possess business savvy and change agent skills and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to organize and plan work in advance, deciding on the most efficient or convenient manner in which to accomplish assigned tasks or projects, e.g., making plans, assigning personnel and resources appropriately.
  • Successfully manage one’s own time to maximum advantage on a day-to-day basis.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, vacation, sick, 401k, and life insurance. Qualified candidates can apply by sending their resume to with HR Manager in the Subject line.
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Technical Service Manager - Macon or Atlanta, GA

As a global leader in the kaolin industry, KaMin Performance Minerals is recognized as a business leader in export quantities and safe mining practices. We operate at the intersection of nature and technology to create innovative customer solutions. KaMin is seeking a Technical Service Manager to service its Asia Pacific and European region. The position can be based in either Macon, GA or greater Atlanta, GA.

This role will understand the research and development activities and the technical attributes of kaolin and the company's existing Industrial products and end use applications; improve the attributes of current and or new Industrial products; suggest ways that products can meet alternative needs; educate customers, distributors, and vendors on technical specifications; resolve issues, concerns, and questions pertaining to products and applications; respond to questions and suggest process or procedural changes to resolve technical issues.

Qualified candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related degree with at least five years of experience working with Industrial products such as paints and coatings, inks, adhesives, rubber and or plastics.

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

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EHS Specialist - Wrens, GA

As a global leader in the kaolin industry, KaMin Performance Minerals is recognized as a business leader in export quantities and safe mining practices. Bringing together the best people in every discipline to create the greatest possible work environment for our team, the EHS Specialist plays a vital role in supporting activities designed to grow a “safety conscious culture.” The Wrens, GA Plant has an exciting opportunity in the EHS Department. The EHS Specialist coordinates and manages Environmental, Health, and Safety programs in an effort to eliminate all accidents and environmental citations and will act as the main interface with MSHA and Georgia EPD.

Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Ensure environmental and safety policies are developed, trained and implemented in the facility
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing the operations.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of required EPD and MSHA reports.
  • Administer site specific training programs, MSHA new employee training, annual refresher training, employee task training and environmental procedures.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Clean Air and Water Acts compliance programs including Title V and NPDES permit conditions and operations, and reporting to regulatory agencies including SARA, Tier 2, and RCRA.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental, or health and safety or related technical curriculum and/or 4 years of mining and kaolin operations or industrial manufacturing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in safe work and environmental management procedures and practices.
  • Proficient use of PC applications and related Microsoft Office software.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local occupational safety, health, environmental rules and regulations.
  • Ability to effectively work with employees, contractors, vendors to enlist needed cooperation in coordinating regulatory requirements and compliance. This individual must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to offer effective constructive advice.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in office environment with time spent observing work in plant, mine and laboratory areas.
  • Must be able to climb, stand, and walk long distances.
  • May require some local travel.

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

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Quality Group Leader: McIntyre, GA

BASF’s Middle Georgia site employs approximately 600 people who are distributed across four production plants and three milling operations covering 38,000 acres.  The site mines, processes and distributes Kaolin to customers around the world.  This position will oversee the Quality Operations to assure product and process quality in accordance with quality principles such as planning processes, material control, acceptance, sampling and measurement systems. Oversees activities of the Plant Quality laboratories, ensuring timely and accurate support to the production process.  The position will provide technical support and facilitate decision making for timely problem solving / issue resolution and the implementation of corrective action to prevent recurrence. Assures all customer issues are addressed adequately, and in a timely manner.

Responsible for the disposition of off specification materials while maintaining product quality as defined on respective product control plans. Identify, implement and support continuous improvement activities

  1. Ensure accurate, timely and cost efficient quality control/analytical test, data, and directions are available for control of plant processes and evaluation of final products by: 1) managing the activities of the Plant Quality Supervisors across site 2) directing the development of quality control methods, 3) maintaining standard operating procedures and ensuring appropriate training of lab personnel, 4) developing and maintaining information management systems that deliver lab information and data to all necessary personnel in a timely fashion, 5) working with other departments across the site to understand and accommodate quality control and analytical information needs.
  2. Responsible for submission of quality lab goals, budget and resource needs.
  3. Understand the Environmental and Quality Policies and perform job responsibilities safely by following documented work procedures and instructions.
  4. Oversee daily activities of all plant quality laboratories which includes the supervisor of quality supervisors.
  5. Supervisory responsibility for both Management Represented and Union represented Plant Technicians.
  6. Participate as a contributing member of cross-functional teams at various levels of the organization to address quality, cost and continuous improvement challenges.
  7. Support all Quality Management System initiatives, including participation on Internal Audit Teams.
  8. Work individually and with project team members to develop process control deliverables including manufacturing and quality plans, inspection documentation and test methods.        
  9. Monitor and improve process and product quality through use of SPC, data review and other improvement techniques.
  10. Responsible for conducting root cause analysis of off-spec or downgraded material in a timely manner to minimize off specification materials, and for providing resolution for affected inventories.
  11. Lead / participate in 6S / Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement activities.
  12. Analyze failure, corrective and preventive action to respond to customer complaints.
  13. Participate in Customer interactions and External Quality Audits.
  14. Interface with off-site Sales and Technical Support associates to ensure customer satisfaction.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:

  1. Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
  2. Support development assignments and movement of talent across units
  3. Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
  4. Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally
  5. Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
  6. Execute performance and career development discussions
  7. Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
  8. Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable


  • BS in Engineering or Chemistry, or other technical field with equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years manufacturing experience with focus on quality systems and process improvement.
  • Experience with 5S and 6 Sigma methodologies preferred.
  • 5 years previous supervisory experience.
  • Supervision in a union environment is an asset.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9000 and Responsible Care Management Systems.
  • Previous Internal Audit experience.
  • Effective presentation/communication skills, project/resource management skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and root cause analysis skills.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people.  Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Please use this link to apply directly for this job:

Site Safety/Security & Learning Development Training Leader: Gordon, GA

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

This position is accountable for developing and coordinating all site safety, security, and training activities for the site.  The individual in this role will be an active and strong influence to help shape the site culture and develop the future of the site.

Job Description:
  •  Implement a sustainable, effective and world class training program for all salaried and hourly personnel.  This includes all regulatory, legal, safety, process, technical and refresher training.   Roll out this training program by developing and implementing a train-the-trainer program
  • Support the development and rollout of a Process Flow based Operator training process. Establish and manage a means for sustaining this training process
  • Work with site and business leadership and external organizations to develop, deliver, and implement programs to improve leadership, management techniques and provide support implementing the Customer Awareness, Operational Excellence and Mindsets and Behaviors, and other programs to create a good environment within the organization to promote continuous improvement, ownership and accountability.
  • Manage the implementation of Leading and Living the Journey Phases of the Exposure Reduction Process.
  • Work collaboratively with Site and HR leadership to develop, design, deliver, and implement various learning programs.
  • Manage the administration of the BASF Learning Management System (Mockingbird Replacement) including maximizing its application for MIDGA’s needs.
  • Coordinate interface with Corporate EHS hub according to service level agreement
  • Coordinate all internal and external audits with regard to EHS (MSHA, RCMS  ...).  Ensure and audit that all actions and findings are tracked and completed.  Identifies gaps to actions plans and provides solutions to close the gaps.  Tracks and reports on MOC, AIMS and other safety / regulatory issues to ensure that actions are completed on time
  • Manage the site security, safety and environmental team to ensure that the site is in compliance with all security, safety and environmental rules and regulations


  • BS Degree in business (or related field), education, or in a technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a process manufacturing  environment and knowledge of learning management systems is required
  • Excellent individual and team facilitation skills required.  Well-developed communication and influencing skills.  Ability to facilitate and/or lead project teams to successful implementation is required.
  • Comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in training systems and effective training techniques.  Must have experience and skills in conducting assessments to determine training requirements.
  • Working knowledge of EHS rules and regulations is required. (Note: Individual must be available for travel up to 10% of time.)
  • Union environment experience preferred.

Please use this link to apply directly for the job.

Lubeman / Greaseman - SELLERS Construction, Gordon, GA

Date: November 10, 2015

Lubeman / Greaseman

Equipment and Maintenance

Maintenance Supervisor

Responsible for change oil, greasing and preventive maintenance (PM) and washing/cleaning of vehicle and equipment.


  1. Familiar with equipment maintenance and oil and lubricants quantities for each machines.
  2. Familiar with greasing and draining points of any vehicles and equipment.
  3. Can fill‐up, control and update the maintenance records on daily basis
  4. Familiar with oil and grease and grades and all types of filters.
  5. Holding class B CDL with Haz Mat driving license.
  6. Excellence driving safety record.
  7. Aware for all tools required for such activities
  8. Can speak, write and read English language.

Knowledge in engine starting and can drive light vehicles.

Minimum of (3) years work experience as Grease man / Lubeman for all types of equipment and vehicle both in workshop and sites preferred.



Can work with less supervision and under pressure.

Physically strong and healthy.

None required

SELLERS Construction Company
115 Milledgeville Rd.
Gordon, GA 31031

478-628-1080 office
478-357-5679 cell

Plant Maintenance Engineer, 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 Maintenance Engineer position is located in Sandersville, GA.

This position serves as key technical resource for the processing operation focusing on preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem resolution for electronic/mechanical equipment issues.

Position is responsible for:

  • Plant and process support to a 24/7 operation.
  • Maintenance activities involving Imerys employees and contractors.
  • Projects being executed in the process operations which involve the maintenance program and utilizes continuous improvement methodologies laid out in the reliability process.


  • Develop, design and implement innovative process improvements, work practices and equipment changes which improve productivity and/or enhance equipment availability.
  • Investigate and implement methods (ways) to increase component life and reduce maintenance costs of key process equipment; improve product throughput, recovery, and quality.
  • Gather, analyze and interpret data from reliability centered maintenance tools (oil analysis, vibration monitoring, alignment, thermography, etc.)
  • Implement and review the effectiveness of the asset management strategy. This includes direct and indirect performance of data analysis, root cause analysis, failure mode and effect analysis.
  • Perform predictive maintenance engineering technical support tasks, such as developing scheduled preventive maintenance kits and developing engineering and maintenance standards
  • Ensure completion of reliability and predictive maintenance inspections, analyze inspection results and trends, and coordinate changes to inspection schedules and action plans to address inspection results
  • Recommend and implement changes to component specifications (materials, tolerances, speed, etc.)
  • Interact closely with all operations, maintenance, Pilot Plant, project engineering and purchasing for scoping, development and execution of capital projects and other plant process changes.
  • Oversee the implementation of new designs and perform project management to implement project. (installation/commissioning equipment)
  • Assist the maintenance departments to improve use of Tabware and utilize Tabware for cost analysis.
  • Maintain and advise on use and disposition of stock items, rental equipment, etc.
  • Verify equipment assets are configured in Tabware properly.
  • Direct and interact with contractors and vendors.
  • Respond to safety and environmental hazards to eliminate them and maintain compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for managing maintenance budget with maintenance supervisor.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for maintenance employees.
  • Schedule weekly/daily maintenance activities for contractors.
  • Interact with Purchasing to manage warehouse inventory and maintenance critical spare parts.
  • Assist production personnel with identifying system/equipment issues and solutions (trouble-shooting).
  • Conduct safety meetings for employees.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • Knowledge of plant production processes; understanding of process control concepts; and understanding of broad range of equipment types (pumps, heat exchangers, conveyors, filters, dryers, etc)
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skill set including strong knowledge of Excel to analyze process data.
  • Knowledge of computer based systems MicroSoft Office suite. Strong skills utilizing any CAD drawing program
  • Understanding of mass balances and flow sheets
  • Knowledge of budgetary and cost/benefit analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills with ability to convey information verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and with various levels of personnel.


  • Bachelor degree or higher in any engineering discipline; Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • One to three year work experience in industry is require; experience in mining industry is preferred. Experience in project/process engineering is relevant as a graduate engineer or engineering intern in a comparable application.
  • Interact with computers/systems to program, set up functions, enter data, process information.
  • Work environment –Plant environment with exposure to varying temperature/humidity and chemicals and process equipment: Office environment–sitting, desk work - 40%; process environment - standing, walking, observing – 60%.
  • Lifting < 50 lbs. - Infrequent
  • Communicating - verbally/written required – Listening
  • Travel – infrequently
  • Valid driver license required

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

Link to job posting:

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

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

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.

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.

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

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