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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: Mike.McCurdy@Kaminllc.com

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.


COATINGS TECHNICAL MANAGER

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
recruiting@burgesspigment.com


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 http://www.southernionicsminerals.com/careers.html

SUMMARY:
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

  • 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.

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*


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



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