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Mining Engineer, KaMin, Macon, GA

DEPARTMENT: Mine Operations
REPORTS TO: Director of Mining

Role of Job:
Uses knowledge of mining and how mining activities impact cost and production, including: overburden stripping, clay mining, plant utilization. In addition, uses IT related skills to prepare mine planning and reserve calculation to support KaMin processing plants and efficiently utilize crude clay reserves.

Dimensions of Job:

  • Mine planning, data analysis, and maximization of all ore reserves for Operations.
  • Work with Mine Supervisor and Operations in preparing schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating the mine(s) that supply KaMin Plants as well as inactive mines.
  • Prepares reports, spreadsheets, and printouts as needed to measure productivity / quality related to mining operations
  • Work with and coordinate efforts in the Exploration Department related to surveying and drilling, testing, compositing, and interpretation of laboratory results.
  • Develop and oversee reclamation projects.
  • Provide backup leadership for all mine supervision related to clay haul, overburden stripping, and degritting plant operations.
  • Inspect mining areas for unsafe structures, equipment, and working conditions.
  • Prepare the annual Mine Plan for Operations to include all Company and Contract stripping operations, crude clay haul, processing plant requirements, reclamation targets, and environmental monitoring of all erosion control and water controls on Mine properties.
  • Monitor and create models for crude tonnage utilization by property and tracking charts for the Mine Plan.
  • Write routine capital investment projects (trucks, pumps, computers, etc.), as well as repair projects.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Supports KaMin’s strategy, annual operating plan and budget, by developing short and long term mine plans for mine operations to meet forecasted crude requirements.
  • Develops statistical profiles of ore reserves.
  • Uses mining software to determine the best utilization of crude clay along with competent cut configurations in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that future mining areas are delineated in sufficient time for stripping operations by working cross-functionally with the Exploration Department to define drilling, testing and surveying needs.
  • Produces basemaps and result maps for use by the Mine Supervisor, Crude Coordinator, and/or contractors for overburden removal, mining, and stockpiling crude clay.
  • Assists Mine Supervisor with all activities in mining and testing.
  • Ensures cost-effective mine operations by providing complete, accurate and timely reporting of productivity measures and costs associated with all mining activities, by coordinating purchasing and maintenance requirements, and by recommending process improvements.
  • Support large mine-related projects by coordinating activities of consulting engineers and environmental specialists.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local environmental legislation by:
    1. Working with Exploration and the Staff/Project Geologist, secure necessary permits, and support the construction and maintenance of environmental control structures.
    2. Support all local health, safety and environmental initiatives that provide safe operations in the Mining Department.

May have other accountabilities

Additional Position Requirements:

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures to achieve the KaMin Vision and visibly support the Site Safety Policy Statement.
  • Comply with safety rules, policies, and procedures with the intent to maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Required to lead and participate in regularly scheduled safety meetings to guide team objectives.
  • Ensures that all department employees are properly trained and provides the required resources necessary to safely perform each job.

Major Challenges:

  • Coordinating requirements of mining and production.
  • Coordinating drilling and testing assets with Sandersville and Wrens requirements.
  • Meeting increasing internal customer quality demands with lower quality available ores through selective mining, statistical analysis, and blending.
  • Working outdoors in hot/cold conditions and inclement weather.
  • Walking on slippery and/or uneven surfaces, walking through dense vegetation, and climbing stairs.

Decision Making Authority:

  • Authorize contractors to complete projects including mining activities and drilling.
  • Function in the role Mine Supervisor and / or Crude Coordinator in their absence.


  • Bachelor of Science in Geology or Mining Engineering or 5+ years experience in mine operations.
  • Detailed knowledge of plant specifications related to quality and production needs.
  • Detailed knowledge of mine stripping equipment, mine processing equipment, lab testing equipment, surveying, drilling, and mine operations relative to mine planning.
  • Detailed knowledge of mining equipment, mine testing procedures, plant quality and operational needs, government regulations, reserve base, computers and software, and safety.
  • Thorough knowledge of Carlson software, AutoCAD, and Excel.

Other Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrates effective skills in planning, monitoring and accomplishing the goals of specific project requirements. Includes balancing the task requirements with relevant people issues within the constraints of schedules and budgets.
  • Discriminates between important and unimportant details, recognizes inconsistencies between facts and draws correct inferences from information.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule form.· Write clear, concise reports, letters and instructions which others can understand; verbally transmits ideas, instructions and information so they are clearly understood by others in formal or informal face-to-face situations.

Notes: Management retains the discretion to add or change content of the position at any time. The incumbent is required to be thoroughly familiar with the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy and to know and adhere to the company’s Affirmative Action Plan to prevent discriminatory action because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion or national origin.

For consideration, please forward resume to:

Department Head - Industrial, Clark Nexsen, Macon, GA

Title: Department Head - Industrial
ID: N2018-154
Job Location: Macon, GA
Department: Industrial Engineering

Position Open: October 26, 2018
Position Close: Until filled
Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.

Must apply online through corporate website at

Firm Description
Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.

Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.

Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.

Job Description
We seek to hire a Department Head - Industrial in our Macon, GA office who will be responsible for overall technical quality within their department and support the development of design discipline staffing to meet the needs of the firm in terms of numbers, experience, and professional qualifications.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing Department Head duties as assigned
  • Facilitate communication of the impact of design/scope decisions on the department level of effort, project schedule, construction cost and quality of the final product. Review performance, status, budgets, and organization of the project documents.
  • Assure that the department standards are being utilized efficiently. Facilitate the improvement of the standards and include training in the departmental guidance. Help introduce new employees to the standards.
  • Review performance, status, budgets, and organization of the project documents.
  • Monitor construction activities and provide lessons learned.
  • Monitor professional development of staff members to assure that individuals are being technically challenged in a productive manner and maintain their technical abilities.
  • Encourage the use of software tools to enhance the efficiency of team members. Evaluate alternative tools as they become available. Provide opportunities for training as required. Ensure that staff has the right computing equipment for their position and coordinate needs with the IT department.
  • Encourage mentoring within the department and serve as an example for future leaders. Identify roles for members of the department to aid in their professional growth.
  • Encourage “lessons learned” and internal communication to help prevent recurring issues. Discuss reviews with designers and reviewers to identify quality trends.
  • Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Senior Management
  • Assist in marketing and business development activities
  • Assist in preparing proposals and participating in contract negotiations
  • Assign department staff to project teams
  • Participate in staff annual reviews
  • Ability to travel is required

Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct reviews of the project discipline technical decisions
  • Monitor department workload to maintain staff utilization rates
  • Review fee and budget proposals on individual projects
  • Monitor budget and schedule performance on individual projects
  • Assist MP’s and PM’s in assigning suitable or appropriately skilled staff to project teams
  • Participate in design reviews of projects
  • Participate in technical reviews of projects
  • Participate in QA/QC project reviews and briefings


  • BS in engineering –or
  • Post-graduate degree in, engineering, engineering technology or engineering management

Licenses, Certifications and Accreditations

  • Completed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and all other state requirements for certification as an EIT is preferred.
  • Completed or be in a position to complete requirements for PE licensure within 24 months after being hired is preferred
  • 24-hour MSHA miner safety training is desirable
  • Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever-increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process is desirable
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with Industrial safety programs and compliance with site specific safety programs in an Industrial plant environment is required

Software Skills
A Department Head - Industrial should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.

Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable.

Career Experience

  • A Department Head - Industrial should typically have 15 years or more of significant design and practice experience in a leadership role with an Industrial firm or multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm with substantial knowledge in one or more of the following areas: bulk material handling, process piping, conveyance equipment detail shop drawings, dust collection, chute fabrication drawings, tank/bin design, equipment platforms/catwalks, MSHA standards and other related industrial process design parameters is highly desired.
  • Design or construction experience in Design/Build and EPC project delivery methods is desirable.
Other Criteria
  • Ability to prepare effective and concise documents
  • Possess technical precision and creative design skills
  • Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
  • Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
  • Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
  • Demonstrated recognized leadership within the firm and/or outside the firm
  • Possess team leadership capabilities and abilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of firm-wide design goals and abilities to execute them on projects that they have participated


Burgess Pigment Company, a leading global supplier of high value kaolin clay for 70 years, has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Engineering Manager. This position is located at our processing operations in Sandersville, Georgia.

The responsibilities of this salaried/exempt position include, but are not limited to: leading, managing and motivating the maintenance team; diagnosing and repairing equipment failure; planning and directing a preventative maintenance program; managing and prioritizing urgent/breakdown maintenance; and managing spare parts inventory.

The qualified candidate will have extensive industrial plant maintenance experience with a minimum 5 years of experience maintaining and troubleshooting heavy industrial equipment.  The aforementioned must be coupled with a proven track record of successful collaboration with impacted internal customers.  A thorough working knowledge of maintenance related safety initiatives with a strong background in OSHA/NFPA requirements is required.  Experience in the kaolin or a related mineral industry preferred.  The qualified candidate will have a minimum of a BS in Engineering Technology and must reside within 30 miles of the operations and be able to respond at any time to emergency breakdowns.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive compensation 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 in confidence to:

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


Burgess Pigment Company has an opening for a Coatings Technical Manager at its Sandersville, Georgia operations. We are a leading global supplier of kaolin clay minerals that enhance the physical, mechanical, aesthetic, and/or electrical attributes in a wide range of commercial/industrial end-use applications. Our products are primarily used in interior and exterior paint & coatings, polymer, adhesive, cement/concrete, and ink applications. This role will focus on the company’s coatings offerings to the architectural, industrial, decorative paints, automotive and related markets.

The Coatings Technical Manager will research and develop new products for coatings applications, provide marketing and technical support to internal and external customers for existing and new products, optimize/reformulate existing product lines for enhancement/new applications, find process efficiencies for coating material runs, and manage batch scale-up at the plant level.

The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of broad industrial experience in research and manufacturing practices specific to the coatings industry. Proven record of product development and product launch to market. Strong market knowledge of coatings industry. Strong analytical skills with strong knowledge of coatings chemistry. This position requires a BS degree in a technical field (chemistry, engineering, polymer science) – supervisory experience and advanced degree preferred. Fluent in the English language with strong written/verbal/presentation skills. Approximately 25% travel is required.

Burgess Pigment Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive compensation 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 in confidence to:

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

Mineral Processing Engineer, Southern Ionics Minerals (SIM)

Job Code #M‐101
Reports to: Mine Manager
The role is posted on SIM’s website

The Mineral Processing Engineer role ensures that heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) produced at the Wetmill Concentrator Plant and Attritioner Plant meets the specifications for the off‐site Mineral Sand Plant (MSP). This is done at the highest recovery and throughputs achievable while minimizing downtime. This is accomplished through daily coordination with the Mission Mine production team, daily process checks and analysis of mill assays to determine what process changes are required. In addition, the Mining Process Engineer role will lead process improvement efforts for the Mission Mine Site, as well as future mine sites, and provide technical and metallurgical support as needed.


  • Adherence to all company safety, environmental and health rules and all company policies and procedures
  • Understand and improve heavy mineral sand production and processing methods, both Wet and Dry circuits
  • Ensure HMC is on grade and recovery targets are met.

Daily tasks:

  • Monitor wetmill and attritioner performance through sample analysis and visual inspection of the process at key points
  • Coordinate with production team and offer process control support on plant settings for optimal product grade and recovery
  • Perform test work to evaluate and correct metallurgical challenges as they arise, including loss analyses and spiral surveys.
  • Offer guidance and support to operational personnel to further develop in‐house technical expertise.

Weekly tasks:

  • Participate in the weekly Mine Meeting and prepare to report on recovery and HMC grade performance.
  • Create action items and follow up from meeting discussions
  • Investigate trends in HMC quality and mineral recovery to drive improvement plans.
  • Evaluate, initiate, and implement minor projects designed to improve concentrator production and quality,attritioner production and quality and/or improve safety, cost, and revenue performance.
  • Provide assistance, as required, to complete special projects, mainly assisting Project Team, but also our mining engineers and geologist as necessary.
  • Assist Mine Planning Engineers, as required, with both short term and long‐term mine plans.

Process Improvement Leadership:

  • Manage projects that come out of the weekly recovery and grade reviews and drive all process improvement programs
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis of process improvement opportunities to rank the priorities
  • Maintain and improve existing Standard Operating Platform in support of operational consistency
  • Complete documentation for process changes including SOP, PFD, and any other documentation that the process requires.
  • Work with operational team to make sure they are trained with any changes in operation
  • Audit process improvements to make sure the changes are sustained
  • Monitors and manages reagent usage to ensure cost effectivenessMineral Processing Engineer


  • Proven ability to successfully interact with 3rd party design and engineering firms
  • Expertise in PFD (Process Flow Diagrams) including generation and interpretation
  • Proven ability to perform plant‐wide mass balance analysis
  • Experience in slurry pump performance and calculations
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Access
  • BS/MS in Mining Engineering, Process Engineering, Metallurgy and/or Mineral Processing.

Vice-President of Commercial Sales and Marketing

KaMin Performance Minerals, a global leader in the mining and processing of kaolin clay is seeking a Vice-President of Commercial Sales and Marketing.

The V.P of Commercial Sales and Marketing is responsible for establishing, leading and achieving the commercial strategy for a global industrial minerals company. This Role will develop and execute strategic plans based on company goals that will promote sales growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. Applicants must be a strong team player that will work effectively within company leadership to grow existing and new markets.

This Position reports directly to the Company President and is based at the KaMin Corporate Office located in Macon, Georgia. Excellent Benefit and Compensation package are included with this opportunity.

For consideration, please forward resume to:

Kaolin clay is more than a job or what we do at KaMin, it is our passion!

KaMin Performance Minerals is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, disability, natural origin, gender, or veteran status.

Mineral Separation Plant (MSP) Manager, Southern Ionics Minerals (SIM)

Great Opportunity!!! Southern Ionics Minerals (SIM) is a privately owned company that is working on expansion opportunities, with this role at the heart of the business. SIM is looking for a strong leader to join the management team, an individual who has excellent communications skills and is capable of building a strong team. Responsible for a state-of-the-art plant with the newest technologies, this role provides an interesting learning opportunity for a natural leader. The company has an exceptional reputation when it comes to environmental stewardship and community engagement, which will support a sustainable future. The minerals sands market is on an upward trend, and with all of SIM’s products fully sold the challenge is on finding ways to maximize the plant performance to take full advantage of this positive position.

The role specifically requires the individual to plan, direct and provide leadership for the Southern Ionics Minerals Separation Plant operations, to maximize the return on investment, by optimizing production levels, cost efficiencies and product quality, while maintaining a safe, motivated and trained workforce. The role is accountable for all levels of production at the Minerals Separation Plant (MSP) managing operations, maintenance and metallurgy.

The role is posted on SIM’s website

To plan, direct and provide leadership for the Southern Ionics Minerals Separation Plant operations, to maximize the return on investment, by optimizing production levels, cost efficiencies and product quality, while maintaining a safe, motivated and trained workforce. The role is accountable for all levels of production at the Southern Ionics Minerals Separation Plant managing operations, maintenance and metallurgy.


  • Maintain a safe workplace by ensuring compliance with company occupational health and safety policies and procedures and relevant regulations.
  • Promptly report all personal injuries, incidents, near misses and hazards and assist in investigations, when required.
  • Actively promote safety EHS awareness amongst company and contract personnel by providing relevant inductions, training, instruction and communication.
  • Maximize production of on-specification products meeting customer requirements, consistent with budgets and plans by ensuring the most efficient application of available resources.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of processing plant and equipment by planning production activities and addressing losses on a regular basis.
  • Manage operational costs by monitoring and reporting cost variances from budget, and where necessary, amending plans/forecasts or operational activities.
  • Maximize effectiveness of contracts directly associated with the processing operation.
  • Prepare operating and maintenance budgets for the processing plant by working effectively with staff, production planning and commercial personnel.
  • Work effectively, professionally and tactfully with SIM’s diverse workforce, team leaders, senior staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Actively engage with the local community to maintain and promote SIM’s reputation.


  • Degree in Engineering or relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership/management experience in a mining or processing environment
  • Previous experience in a mineral sands or mineral separation plant (MSP) is preferred.
  • Experience in mining & production environment preferred
  • Ability to prepare technical reports for submission to management
  • Experience in establishing and managing effective work teams to achieve deliverables
  • Experience with establishing and maintaining systems and processes
  • Ability to manage departmental workload through highly developed planning & organizational skills and effective delegation across a range of disciplines and levels
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships build networks and influence stakeholders to achieve results
  • Knowledge of EHS management systems
  • Ability to manage contractors and consultants

SIM Job Description A-103 – MSP Manager / 9.5.2018

Purchasing Manager

LOCATION: Sandersville, GA or Roswell, GA

Imerys is a Paris based global leader with 18,000 employees, located in 50 countries, with 21 Regional labs, 250 Industrial Facilities, 8 Major R&D Centers, and 300 Scientists & Technologist. Imerys transforms minerals into thousands of high value specialty products essential for our customers' products that are used every day.

Plan and execute purchasing and procurement strategies. Work closely with all levels of management to determine needs, develop strategies, and provide procurement sources in support of those needs. Optimize the
supplier base into a select group of proven high-quality strategic suppliers that meet or exceed expectations of the end-user.

Develop procurement strategy for major categories of spend including: Energy – Natural Gas and Electricity Agreements, Contract/General Labor – production, mechanical/electrical maintenance, Packaging - pallets, bags, Chemicals, fuel, and all other MRO supplies.

  • Monitor and analyze trends in spending and inventory control in order to make recommendations for the future and to identify areas of possible savings
  • Identify savings targets, develop plans, utilize staff to achieve goals and measure the results towards budget.
  • Select suppliers, assesses vendor capabilities, develops alternate sources, and evaluates vendor performance in order to secure cost-effective sources for products and services.
  • Negotiate purchase price, terms, delivery methods (prepaid vs. collect), and warranties for products and services for all key suppliers and/or contractors.
  • Effectively develop and manage personnel and communicate procurement strategies to team members in remote locations in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Assures department records are maintained and purchases are followed up or expedited when required. Department records include price histories to provide information on price variances.
  • Participate in global supply chain initiatives.


  • Excellent presentation and supplier negotiation skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Budgeting, inventory, and cost management skills
  • Ability to effectively manage others
  • Ability to standardize ‘best practices” throughout the organization


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Related Field
  • 5+ years of experience in Purchasing with progressive responsilities
  • Strong Computer skills: MS Office suite & ERP

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


*This Position is Not Open to Agencies*

Purchasing Category Lead (chemicals, etc)

LOCATION: Sandersville, GA

Imerys is a Paris based global leader with 18,000 employees, located in 50 countries, with 21 Regional labs, 250 Industrial Facilities, 8 Major R&D Centers, and 300 Scientists & Technologist. Imerys transforms minerals into thousands of high value specialty products essential for our customers' products that are used every day.

This role is responsible for leading the procurement function for the Chemical category. Lead and facilitate all contract work for this Division of Imerys NA. In addition, will be the purchasing project manager
for joint ventures between North America and global initiatives.


  • Responsible for sourcing major chemicals and other categories as defined by manager. Manages qualification process for unqualified material, RFQ process for all chemicals, and negotiation with suppliers to be followed through with the completion of the contract process.
  • Interacts with accounting, operations and other departments to provide detailed forecast data by chemical.
  • Assists in the budgeting process for chemicals. Reports monthly PPV analysis and quarterly review process.
  • Selects vendors, assesses vendor capabilities, develops and qualifies alternate sources, manages and evaluates supplier performance, negotiates price and delivery.
  • Understands and interprets current and future market conditions, risks, and opportunities for chemical categories to determine the appropriate acquisition and negotiation strategies. Recommend and plans sourcing strategies.
  • Manages the working capital targets in order to meet overall inventory goals.


  • Excellent presentation and contract negotiation skills required
  • Market analysis such as market trends and forecasting skills required


  • Bachelor degree in business or related field
  • At least 3-8 years of experience in purchasing with progressive responsibilities
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strong Computer skills required
  • Travel required, 25% , occasionally greater than 25%

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


*This Position is Not Open to Agencies*

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