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Facility Maintenance II - 2nd shift

Covia Corp

Facility Maintenance II - 2nd shift

Kearney, MO
  • Responsibilities

    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 MINERAL DRESSING ENGINEER who will have a positive impact on the TEHCNICAL SERVICES team at its MONTERREY NL, MEXICO location. As a Mineral Dressing Engineer, you will have the opportunity to propose and recommend process solutions in out current productive process, also evaluate and recommend technical solutions as equipment or new process focused in reduction of production cost and product quality.


    • Process Audits:
      • Planning and developing process audits according to company policy
      • Determine the equipment and material to make the sampling of the process to audit
      • Keep updated the process flowchart
      • Collect and send material sampler to central laboratory and analyze the physical and chemical properties
      • Use the FSSIM software using the information collected to analyze the process.
      • Determine the process effectiveness according the information collected during audit.
      • Identify opportunities and process gaps to increase process efficiency
    • Capex projects and process start-up
      • Advise to operations and engineering area in technical issues for new capital projects
      • Review and approve the process flowchart according to technical methods
      • Recommend and review the acquisition of new equipment included in the capital project.
      • Verify and test new equipment according the vendor features.
      • Review the mechanical, civil and electrician draws according to Project technical requirements.
      • Create the instruction process and technical manuals to operate the new equipments
    • Continuous improvement
    • Elaborate continuous improvement report according to problem analysis solution
    • Stablish an workplan in case of process deviation
    • Measure and take samples to analyze the information for CI process
    • Recommend and propose new solutions to operations
    • Coordinate the start-up test execution


    • Barchelor’s in Metallurgic Engineer
    • 4 years’ experience in industrial process minerals
    • Knowledge of mineral beneficiation techniques,
    • Including crushing, grinding, flotation, magnetic separation and screening, are essential.
    • Experience with silica beneficiation is a big plus.
    • The candidate must possess excellent communication, problem solving and PC skills as well as the ability to manage projects with minimal supervision while working in a team environment.
    • Full bilingual English / Spanish


    • Benefits above Mexican law requirements
    • Excellent Healthcare Benefits
    • Competitive Incentive Bonus
    • Other social security benefits

    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


    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications
    • Strong communication & leadership skills, professional attitude, flexible time management, responsible, highly organized.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage daily office interruptions
    • Knowledge of general administrative practices: HR/Accounting functions/payroll
    • Ability to operate and learn in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must have strong learning strategy to comprehend and integrate new skills and processes daily tasks
    • Intermediate to advanced Personal Computer knowledge
    • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite ( word, excel, power-point), Visio (preferred)
    • Keyboard/typing skills
    • Process development skills preferred
    • Documentation skills preferred

    Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.