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Production & Shipping Supervisor

Location: Pevely MO Posted Date: February 12, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 292728-836 Careermine Job Id: 1833644
Covia is a leading supplier of minerals and material solutions to the industrial and energy markets. The formation of Covia in 2018 is the most recent of many significant milestones in our shared history. Built from the merging of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corporation, Covia's rich legacy includes many achievements across industries and capital success through partnership. Our ability to deliver the right product, to the right place, at the right time, is unmatched. Just as strong is our commitment to building partnerships that help our customers succeed.

Quality and innovation are at the foundation of Covia; but our real strength is our people. Covia employs a diverse and highly-skilled team of professionals to convert natural minerals into engineered solutions for our customers. Every member of our team has a valuable opportunity to help shape our future and make a positive impact on the world around us through our commitment to the locations where we live and work.

Covia is looking for a dynamic Production & Shipping Supervisor who will have a positive impact on the Production team at its Pevely, MO location. As a Production & Shipping Supervisor, you will direct shift mining production, shipping, maintenance and quality activities to execute plans and achieve production goals at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements while maintaining Covia safety standards for all Plant employees.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:
  • Provide strong leadership in all of the Covia safety program policies and initiatives.
  • Assure that all safety and health, and environmental matters adhere to regulatory agency requirements and Covia policies.
  • Direct employees in mineral processing activities that include:
    • drilling and blasting
    • pit development and mining sequences
    • washing, pumping and tailings
    • drying, screening, loading and cooling
    • product shipment and inventory levels
    • bagging
    • maintenance
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of the hourly employees to achieve plant key performance indicators, short and long-range production requirements, and quality control parameters. This includes scheduling of all regular production and maintenance shifts, and overtime as necessary.
  • Coordinate and direct the maintenance functions to include establishing maintenance schedules that reduce non-scheduled down time and assure that maintenance records and equipment data information is accurate and up to date. This will include but is not limited to plant winterization, and correct startup and shutdown procedures.
  • Maintain acceptable labor and employee relations, provide positive and corrective feedback to hourly employees, administer employee handbook and Covia policy guidelines, and handle employee discipline matters while working closely with the Plant Superintendent and Plant Manager.
  • Review and recommend actions regarding the development and training of hourly employees to improve plant operations.
  • Initiates corrective actions when required to maintain and improve plant efficiencies.
  • Provide the Plant Superintendent with periodic updates of any problems or potential problems that would affect the ability of the plant to produce in a safe, timely and efficient manner including, but not limited to, personnel, equipment, transportation, quality and raw materials.
  • Collect, check, and forward the necessary labor and operating data for submission of required reports.
  • Utilize the ERP system for purchase requisitions, maintenance work orders, and production records.
  • Assist in the development and construction of capital improvement projects and engineering changes to ensure that they fulfill Plant needs and meet long-term maintenance requirements.
  • Coordinate work with outside contractors and provide supervision and audits as necessary to ensure expected results.
  • Ensure that Plant work standards, policies, procedures and plans are maintained at the highest levels.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.

The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferred, but not required
  • Three (3) years of prior supervisory experience in a mining or industrial environment is preferred
  • Desire to take a "hands-on” approach throughout the plant to direct the mineral processes and partake in troubleshooting and maintenance activities
  • Capability to utilize MSWord, MS Excel, ERP, and other business software programs

  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental
  • 401K with company matching and fixed annual contributions
  • Vacation + Paid Holidays
  • Disability, Life / AD&D, and Long-Term Care Insurances
  • Employee Assistance Program

At Covia, we strive for and support a diverse workforce as we firmly believe 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer