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The following is a listing of job openings in the Georgia and the Southeastern mining industry.  If you would like to post a position, please email the job listing to
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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.


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 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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