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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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Mine Supervisor – Hephzibah, GA

Unimin Corporation, a member of the Sibelco Group, is North America's leading industrial mineral producer and a technology partner to a diverse customer base. Our silica, high purity quartz, feldspar, nepheline syenite, calcium carbonate, clay, kaolin, lime and limestone products are the fundamental building blocks of nearly every industrial and manufacturing process.

Quality and innovation are at the foundation of Unimin; but our real strength is our employees. Unimin employs a diverse and highly skilled team of professionals to convert natural minerals into engineered solutions for our customers.

Unimin is looking for a dynamic Mine Supervisor who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Hephzibah, GA location. As a Mine Supervisor, you will supervise the mining and stripping operations, work with the corporate Mine Planner, execute the most cost-effective Mine Plan to meet quality and quantity needs of the plant shipments, and work with QC Supervisor to deliver clay of the proper quality and quantity to the plants.

  • Ensure all activities follow corporate, state, or federal safety, health, and environmental guidelines and laws.
  • Stockpile and Plant Feed Management.
    • Working with the QC Supervisor and Laboratory Technicians, help the plant manage stockpile quality and stockpile management systems for generation of blends to dry and slurry plants.
    • Coordinate with corporate Geology on mine planning to ensure timely processing of core samples.
  • Perform all functions needed to strip the clay reserves.
    • Work with Mine Planning to set up the stripping area and coordinate with the plant surveyor.
    • Direct the stripping contractor where to place topsoil or overburden and at what rate to strip.
    • Control extra charges incurred during stripping, such as ripping or overhaul.
    • If blasting is needed, ensure all safety procedures are followed, including contacting neighbors, etc.
    • Direct proper reclamation of the mined-out areas.
    • Coordinate the outside surveyor to complete post-stripping settlement surveys and cover results with the stripping contractor.
  • Perform all functions needed to deliver clay to each operating plant.
    • Work with the mining contractor and backhoe operator to ensure the proper quantity and quality is delivered to each of the plants.
    • Maintain appropriate reports of tonnage, inventory, etc and report as needed formanagement or royalty purposes.
  • Control activities of Southeast Sand and/or other outside contractors at the mine site.
  • Ensure all activities follow corporate, state, or federal safety, health, and environmental guidelines and laws.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Using the philosophy and techniques of continuous improvement, initiate various programs to improve quality, eliminate waste, decrease costs, and improve productivity's and other efficiencies.


  • Previous mining or mineral processing experience is required.
  • Must have 5+ years of experience with a bachelor's degree (preferably in engineering) or 10+ of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have previous supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office is required.


  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits – medical, vision, dental
  • 401K with company matching and fixed annual contributions
  • Vacation + Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance
  • Disability, Life / AD&D, and Long-Term Care Insurances
  • Employee Assistance Program

At Unimin, we strive for and support a diverse workforce as we recognize this lays the foundation of our success. Our compelling culture supports inclusion, individuality and respect within the workplace. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non-work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status.

The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.
Please click here to apply:
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Chemist, Burgess Pigment Company: Sandersville, GA

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

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a BS in Chemistry or related field. Experience in minerals processing or in kaolin end-use applications (e.g., paint, plastic, coatings, etc.) preferred but not required. Primary responsibilities for this position include: performing research and development activities to improve the attributes of existing products; assisting in the development of new products for existing and new end use applications; identifying research and development projects and defining necessary resources; interpreting project/trial results and making recommendations to leadership regarding product and/or process changes; and responding to internal and external inquiries regarding specific products and end use applicability.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k), profit sharing and more. 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.

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

  • 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.
  • Responsible for submission of quality lab goals, budget and resource needs.
  • Understand the Environmental and Quality Policies and perform job responsibilities safely by following documented work procedures and instructions.
  • Oversee daily activities of all plant quality laboratories which includes the supervisor of quality supervisors.
  • Supervisory responsibility for both Management Represented and Union represented Plant Technicians.
  • Participate as a contributing member of cross-functional teams at various levels of the organization to address quality, cost and continuous improvement challenges.
  • Support all Quality Management System initiatives, including participation on Internal Audit Teams.
  • Work individually and with project team members to develop process control deliverables including manufacturing and quality plans, inspection documentation and test methods.        
  • Monitor and improve process and product quality through use of SPC, data review and other improvement techniques.
  • 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.
  • Lead / participate in 6S / Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Analyze failure, corrective and preventive action to respond to customer complaints.
  • Participate in Customer interactions and External Quality Audits.
  • Interface with off-site Sales and Technical Support associates to ensure customer satisfaction.

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


  • 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

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