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/Quarry & Quality Control Supervisor who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its St. Canut location.
The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:
Assume responsibility for and maintain product quality standards in plant operations on shift.
Recommend changes in standards, work methods, and procedures to improve performance, productivity, profitability, and safety.
Ensure that Company assets are used in a manner consistent with their designed function and that maximum utilization is achieved.
Report major problems that occur on shift immediately to management.
Initiate maintenance requests and follow-up on completion.
Develop and maintain good labor and employee relations.
Direct and ensure safety and good housekeeping. Maintain active involvement in safety program and ensure safe work operations and aid in safety training of personnel. Enforce safety and health rules.
Ensure work standards, policies, plans and procedures are maintained.
Maintain open communication with the Production and Shipping Supervisors on other shifts, with the Maintenance Department, Purchasing & Warehousing Supervisor, and Safety Supervisors.
Manage / Administer the Plant-Specific Quality Improvement Program (QIP) and Laboratory Procedures manual
Recommend, plan and manage sampling & testing aimed at improving product quality and/or increasing process efficiency.
Run analytical tests as needed, such as sieve tests, moisture, XRF, etc.
Repair and maintain the analytical equipment.
Record all data on proper forms or enter into computer database.
Generate Certificate of Analysis for customers as needed.
Prepare monthly product samples for analysis at CASL.
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.
Assist with development of new and/or revised product specifications as required.
Perform investigations and root cause analysis of customer complaints as required.
Ensure timely and accurate daily reporting of all process-control analysis to plant supervision and plant management.
Write and present reports as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:
5-7 years of front line mining sector supervisory experience required
Recent four-year degree in business or engineering required in lieu of supervisory experience
Post-secondary education an asset
High school diploma or equivalent required
Microsoft Office proficiency required
Candidate must be safety focused, detail oriented, and a natural leader
The hours could be 4:00pm-12:00am or 12:00am-8:00am