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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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Lab Technician, 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 Lab Technician who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Hephzibah, GA location.  As a Lab Technician, you will work with plant supervisors to gather information from samples, and correct problems. 

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities: 

  • Run analytical tests as needed, such as screen tests, moisture, MBI, viscosity, XRF, SediGraph, color, cast rate, surface area, carbon, etc.
  • Record all data on proper forms or enter into computer database.
  • In the plant or mine, gather samples or perform sampling of various materials.
  • Interface with plant operators, supervisors, or customer service personnel to correct quality problems, change ore blends to achieve desired final product, highlight trends that could cause a problem, etc.
  • With guidance from the QC/Environmental Affairs Supervisor as needed, approve shipments by comparing analytical test results with customer or internal specifications.
  • Generate Certificate of Analysis for customers as needed.
  • Repair and maintain the analytical equipment.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of lab experience
  • Good analytical and math skills
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with MS Excel 
  • Familiar with Mining and MSHA is a plus
  • Degree in Mineralogy, Chemistry or related field is a plus

Benefits:

  • 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, age, disability, or veteran status.
The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits. 

Please direct applicants to apply online using the following link:
https://unimin.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=291552&company_id=15836&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1010631&level=levelid2&levelid2=102403&startflag=3

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Safety and Health Supervisor – McIntyre, 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 Safety and Health Supervisor who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its McIntyreGA location.  As a Safety and Health Supervisor, you will oversee and direct the plant's Safety and Health program while implementing all facets of the Corporate Safety Health policies and enforcing MSHA's safety regulation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement all portions of Unimin's Corporate Safety and Health policies. Maintain all plant records and USIS records required for proper documentation 
  • Complete the monthly safety inspections and issue work orders for items that cannot be easily abated. Provide inspection summaries to Plant Management
  • Establish and implement a safety-training program to include MSHA training and monthly safety meetings including documentation of all training to meet both Unimin and MSHA requirements. Ensure all safety training is completed by scheduling and conducting any required make up training 
  • Accompany the MSHA inspector during their inspections and have all records available and in order for their inspection. Oversee correction of any identified deficiencies or citations
  • Conduct dust tests and noise sampling on plant personnel consistent with Plant and Corporate schedules 
  • Recommend policy and procedures for implementation and establishment of safety standards. Be responsible for safety concerns relative to the plant's process instruction sheets
  • Direct all aspects of the Unimin safety and health program. Conduct plant safety inspections per Corporate and Plant Specific Policies and Procedures. Perform hazard recognition training including safety analysis of new construction 
  • Conduct follow-up on physicals and X-rays to ensure employee has knowledge of results 
  • Maintain current catalog of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for employee "right to know" review
  • Participate in the Plant Steering Team and Staff meetings as required 
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as judgement or necessity dictates 

Qualifications: 

  • Must have 2+ years of safety & health experience in heavy industry and a bachelor's degree in a related field (preferred), or 7+ years of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree.  High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess MSHA or OSHA experience.  MSHA experience preferred.
  • Must be innovative and a self starter.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office.

Benefits:

  • 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, age, disability, or veteran status.

The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.

Please direct applicants to apply online using the following link:
https://unimin.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=291424&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1010599&company_id=15836&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=1&byRegion=US_US-GA&bylocation=&keywords=&byCat=NULL&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city 

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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: https://unimin.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=291510&company_id=15836&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1010599&aid=1
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
recruiting@burgesspigment.com



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