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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.

JOB SUMMARY:
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.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

  • 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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 ROLE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP.

*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.

JOB SUMMARY:
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.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 ROLE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP.

*This Position is Not Open to Agencies*



Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer, Clark Nexsen

Title: Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer
ID: N2018-053
Job Location: Macon, GA
Department: Industrial Engineering
Description
Position Open: March 22, 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 www.clarknexsen.com.

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 Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer in our Macon, GA office who will perform industrial and mechanical engineering services on industrial process projects of small to large scope for facilities that process minerals, pulp and paper, and petrochemicals, among others.

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing various design services as an engineer, including Conceptual Studies, Process flow diagrams, P&IDs, mass balance, calculations, equipment selection, instrument selection and general arrangements for bulk material handling, process piping, conveyance equipment detail shop drawings, dust collection, chute fabrication drawings, tank/bin design, and equipment platforms/catwalks with minimal direction from supervising staff.
  • Providing oversight and coordination of projects, and working with assigned design managers and project managers, to meet client’s budget, contract fees, goals, objectives, and deadlines
  • Coordinating and communicating all aspects of industrial and mechanical design within multidisciplinary teams as requested by the Design Manager or Project Engineer.• Developing project schematic designs, design development designs, and construction documents
  • Complying with quality control policies and procedures
  • Providing support services during the bidding process, i.e., preparing addenda, amendments, open bids, tabulate bids, etc. as directed
  • Performing construction phase services including representing the firm on-site, answering RFI’s, reviewing shop drawings, preparing as-builts, etc. as directed
  • Working with, responding to, and taking direction from senior engineers and project managers
  • Working independently with limited direction
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff in the Industrial Engineering Department
  • Performing other responsibilities as assigned by the Project Engineer, Design Manager, Project Managers, principals, and senior management.

Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for document organization and clarity
  • Responsible for discipline drawing coordination
  • Drafting of plans, partial plans, sections, details
  • Completing sections and details produced to a schematic-level of completion by the Engineer
  • Create schematic-level plans and details for approval by the Mechanical Engineer
  • Developing an accurate, three-dimensional model of the mechanical systems with the necessary level of detail using the required Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, when BIM is a project requirement
  • Develop design options for resolution of system conflicts
  • Assist with building systems calculations and LEED templates
  • Participate in building system selections
  • Participate in building code analysis process
  • Monitor individual performance relative to project budget and schedule
  • Coordinate work product with other disciplines
  • Adhere to project budget and schedule
  • Travel, up to 30%

Education
Must have graduated from an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program, ideally in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

  • Completed or be in a position to complete 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 60 months after being hired is preferred
  • 24 hour MSHA miner safety training is desirable
  • Applicable Autodesk certifications is desirable
  • Active membership in drafting or modeling-related organizations (local or web-based) is desirable
  • Certificate of Management for Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) 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 5 years of onsite experience with Industrial safety programs and compliance with site specific safety programs in an Industrial plant environment is required

Software Skills
A Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management. Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.

Specific software includes:

  • Microsoft Office
  • AutoCAD
  • MicroStation
  • BIM

Career Experience
A Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer should typically have 10 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
  • Familiarity with 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

  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Possess technical precision and creative design skills
  • 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

Must apply online through corporate website at www.clarknexsen.com.


Department Head - Industrial, Clark Nexsen

Title: Department Head - Industrial
ID: N2018-054
Job Location: Macon, GA
Department: Industrial Engineering
Position Open: March 22, 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 www.clarknexsen.com.

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 Industrial Department Head 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

Education

  • 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

Must apply online through corporate website at www.clarknexsen.com.


Controller, Arcilla Mining & Land, LLC

General Functions:

Arcilla Mining & Land, LLC is seeking an experienced hands-on Controller to join our leadership team and oversee all company financial functions. We are looking for an individual that is dynamic, highly motivated, a strong personality with excellent leadership, social and communication skills, to groom and grow our financial team to further advance and achieve company strategic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Ensure from a financial perspective, the Company's capacity to successfully operate with     its on-going and future business model in accordance with the strategic plan.
  •  Provide accurate and timely reports, budgets and forecasts and other financial data, as well as the analysis of financial results, reports, budgets and forecasts to line management.
  •  Work with the Company’s outside accountants to insure the accuracy of its financial reporting
  •  Provide accurate financial reports and forecasts of the Company's direct costs and allocated costs by operating unit.
  • Ensure the appropriateness and maintenance of financial control policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and develop accounting systems, procedures and governance so that accounting records provide accurate and timely information in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and in compliance with federal, state and international tax and legal jurisdictions.
  • Provide the financial format and leadership for business planning, including the selection of financial measurements or drivers to be used to evaluate Company performance.
  • Maintain and develop a financial staff that meets the needs of the organization.
  • Maintain and develop an annual budgeting procedure including update procedures on at least a half yearly basis.
  • Maintain and develop commercial banking relationships and, in conjunction with the President, investor and investment community relationships to meet the company's future capital needs and equity market strategy.
  • Perform any additional duties and assignments, as deemed necessary by the President, CEO, or Board of Directors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to function in a leadership role
  • Ability to function as a team player
  • Must have strong organization and communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent accounting skills
  • Must be able to prioritize work to meet scheduled deadlines while handling multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of contract law/lien law
  • Must have managerial skills and be able to function in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of computer-based spreadsheets and reporting
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • 6-7 year’s financial closing experience
  • Minimum five years of progressive accounting experience

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits program including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Company paid Life Insurance along with paid Holiday & Vacation time.  Interested candidates should send a resume to bmyers@arcillamining.com  Arcilla Mining & Land, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classification in making employment decisions.


Maintenance Manager, Huber Carbonates, Marble Hill, GA

Purpose of Job: 
Manages overall maintenance system and directs day-to-day maintenance activities for the plant and mine.  Supports plant operations, mining operations, capital projects, engineering and process improvement projects.

Dimensions of Job: 

  • Direct Supervision of 12-15 hourly employees at a site that operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Accountable for operating within the maintenance budget.  (Approximately $1.5 million/annual).
  • Manager is responsible for maintaining compliance with the Mandatory Minimum Standards Required, within his/her sphere of influence. This may include compliance with any air permits, waste water permits, storm water permits, or other rules as presented to the employee as requirements.
  • Responsible for completing any necessary documentation to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.  Responsible for knowledge of the basics of the regulations and laws effecting assigned work areas and working to help ensure that all regulations and laws are followed.  Responsible for bringing all EH&S incidents or concerns to management for resolution.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides for the proper maintenance of the mine, mining mobile equipment, plant process equipment, process computers, Utility systems, equipment, buildings and grounds.
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates department’s people resources.
  • Works with Buyer to maintain an economical system of spare parts and supplies.
  • Provides skill development to the Mechanical, Mobile Equipment and Electrical services group to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Manages a preventative maintenance system to support the maximum optimization of plant resources.
  • Researches and makes recommendations on methods to improve equipment performance.
  • Manages relationships and leads decisions regarding outside contractors for Mobile Equipment maintenance.
  • Plan and coordinate major maintenance that requires equipment shut down with other Department Managers in the plant.
  • Utilize computer based maintenance software system to enter and update work orders, maintain equipment detail and schedule PM procedures for equipment maintenance and test equipment requiring calibration.
  • Serve as SME (subject matter expert) team for element 220A – Site Level Change Management.
  • Serve as SME (subject matter expert) team for element 400 – Monitoring, Measuring and Operational Control
  • Maintain an action tracking system to enter; track and close action items that arise from audits, customer visits, MSHA inspections, etc. that might not be entered into the work order database.
  • Maintains process control computer systems.
  • Plans, schedules, coordinates and trains required resources to maintain, troubleshoot and repair computer systems.
  • Manages and controls all software associated with the process computer systems, including installation of new systems and upgrades of existing systems.
  • Has good working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC hardware and software. Able to interpret ladder logic and program PLC’s at ladder logic level. Ideal candidate would also have a strong working knowledge of RsView, RsTrend and other Allen Bradley software interface programming applications
  • Should possess a good working knowledge of instrumentation including, but not limited to: temperature measurement, flow measurement, pressure measurement & weight measurement.
  • Provides production and process development with process engineering support.
  • Works with production and process/product development to move experimental products to commercial production.
  • Assists production in troubleshooting non-routine quality and throughput problems.
  • Recommends process enhancements to improve product quality and plant throughput rates.
  • Develops and manages various expenses and capitalized projects.
  • Initiates and prepares written Capital Appropriation Requests.
  • Oversees and executes capital projects within time and budget.
  • Ensures that quality standards for maintenance department are upheld by writing and monitoring applicable ISO 9000 procedures and by assuring that training is provided as necessary.
  • Ensures proper communication systems are developed and practiced to assure individuals are kept well informed with pertinent, timely information necessary for the successful operation of the facility.
  • Manages a department which fosters a team environment to fully support the objectives of plant operations while using various metrics to measure continuous improvement for the plant and team performance.
  • May perform other duties as assigned and that employee has been safely trained to perform.

Major Challenges: 

  • Maximizing equipment efficiency and performance while meeting operating plan and budget.
  • Developing and maintaining competent motivated employees to continually perform quality work in a safe and timely manner.
  • Manage the demands of a 24/hrs day operation with a limited staff.
  • Building a repository for electronic maintenance related documents including: owner manuals, part lists, etc. Linking these into the maintenance work order system.

Decision Making Authority: 

  • Consults with HR and Plant Manager on disciplinary actions, hiring/promotional decisions, training opportunities.
  • Completes performance appraisals twice per year (mid-term and final), competency forms as required.

Specialized or Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 5 years supervisory experience preferred or a minimum 10 years other relevant experience.  (Heavy-industry maintenance and/or mining a plus).
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with employees at all levels.
  • Must have working knowledge of software applications (MS Office / Excel / MS Word, etc)
  • Is exposed to heat, cold, dust/dirt, noise, vibrations, humidity moving equipment, for 8 – 12 hours at a time and/or underground mine environment for shorter periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs alone and heavier weights assisted, must kneel, squat, use hands and fingers to feel repeatedly.  Must ascend and descend stairs repeatedly during a shift.
  • Must be capable of wearing required PPE for entire shift:  Hard hat, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, safety harnesses/lanyards, etc.
  • Must be able to operate equipment at a speed that is reasonable and prudent for the conditions while maintaining an efficient level of production.

NOTE:  MSHA required training will follow Marble Hill’s Part 48 Training Plan including New Miner training and annual refresher.  Prior MSHA training will be acceptable if proper documentation can be produced.

Note: Management retains the discretion to add or change the job duties of this 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 disability, religion or national origin.

Contact: Teresa Schluter, Human Resources Manager
Teresa.schluter@huber.com
770-894-8229


EHS Specialist, Gordon, GA

About AMI:
Active Minerals International (AMI) focuses on innovative industrial mineral solutions for today’s technologically advanced world. We are an award winning, environmentally responsible company, dedicated to reserving resources, reclaiming mined land and leaving the Earth a better place. AMI is the largest supplier of air float kaolin and gel quality attapulgite. Its vision, mission, and values are based on the core values of Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Execution and Safety.

We are currently seeking an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist in our Gordon, GA location.

Position Summary:
Meet company’s primary goal of providing a safe working environment for employees. Reduces hazards and risks which to prevent injury, illness, property loss, productivity loss and associated costs.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements and evaluates corporate EHS programs, policies, and procedures
  • Ensures organization complies with current federal, State and local regulations
  • Audits the organization’s facilities, equipment, procedures, training, and recordkeeping to identify areas of improvement
  • Implements EHS training programs
  • Engages with team members at all levels to achieve results
  • Conducts or coordinates frequent safety meetings for all shifts
  • Conducts accident investigations; identifies root causes and recommends corrective actions
  • Implements compliance tasks; maintains electronic work order systems for EHS
  • Participates in agency regulatory inspections and/or responds to agency correspondence
  • Generates reports; maintains EHS spreadsheets and systems
  • Adhere to all QMS procedures and documentation as applicable to position and department, and as required by ISO
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Job Requirements and Skill Sets:

  • Associate degree in related field
  • 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in mining/manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of MSHA standards
  • Familiarity with reference standards (ACGIH / ANSI / NIOSH / NFPA / NEC / OSHA)
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and facilitate learning
  • Public speaking skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications and Microsoft products
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • EHS certifications helpful (MSP, CMSP, ASP, OHST, MSHA Instructor, 30 hour OSHA General Industry, Visual Emissions Evaluator)

Benefits:

  • 3 medical plans to choose from
  • Dental & vision plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with 6% company match
  • 3 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), 5 weeks PTO after 5 years
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement programs

Please visit www.activeminerals.com/careers to apply.

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

Maintenance Superintendent, 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 Maintenance Superintendent who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Hephzibah, GA location.  As a Maintenance Superintendent, you will supervise, schedule, and direct maintenance work utilizing plant employees or outside contractors. Coordinate with management and other supervisors to accomplish daily preventative maintenance and repair requirements for mobile and stationary equipment, plant buildings, and grounds.  Direct, schedule and provide basic engineering for routine in-plant process modifications and process trouble shooting.  Administer the Controlled Maintenance Program.  Insure adequate inventory of spare parts, maintenance materials, and operating supplies.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Be responsible for maintaining and updating the plant specific controlled maintenance program manual and ensure compliance to corporate policy.
  • Direct and supervise activities of maintenance personnel to achieve efficient utilization of manpower, material and facilities.  Direct and oversee job training, safety, housekeeping and labor relations within realm of supervision.
  • Direct outside contractors, construction and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Recommend changes in standards, work methods, equipment and process modifications to improve performance, productivity, and profitability.
  • Maintain open communications with subordinates, peers, and superiors.
  • Collect, check, and forward necessary labor, maintenance, and operating data for all required reports.
  • Implement and maintain an effective preventative maintenance program for all equipment at the plant, including inspection schedules, lubrication / servicing, oil sampling, and historical maintenance tracking.
  • Utilize IFS software for all work orders, PM’s, purchases, and inventory control of spare parts.
  • Maintain appropriate records for all safety or environmental maintenance requirements.
  • Work with Purchasing & Warehousing Supervisor to order parts as needed and to assure that critical spare parts are available when needed.
  • Review time cards of all maintenance employees and deliver to Office Administrator for weekly payroll.
  • Maintain plant PLC’s and computers used for plant control including maintaining back-ups for each location.
  • Oversee programming of plant controls using RSLogix and Wonderware.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have 5+ years of maintenance supervisory experience in dry materials and a bachelor's degree in engineering (preferred), or 10+ years of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree.  High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess troubleshooting experience. 
  • Must be mechanically and technically inclined.

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 direct applicants to apply online using the following link:
https://unimin.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=291584&company_id=15836&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1010631&level=levelid2&levelid2=102403&startflag=3

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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