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Manufacturing Test Engineering Co-Op (Fall 2019)

Covia Corp

Manufacturing Test Engineering Co-Op (Fall 2019)

Independence, OH
+1 location
Seven Hills, OH
  • 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 FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS DIRECTOR who will have a positive impact on the FINANCE team at its INDEPENDENCE, OH location. The Financial Planning & Analysis Director will report directly to the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and support the Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and the CFO and all corporate Financial Planning & Analytics of the Covia business. This will include preparing detailed profitability analysis (revenue, gross margin, expenses, EBITDA) for the business, as well as assisting in the preparation of forecasts and budgets, analyzing business trends, and preparing analysis to evaluate business opportunities. The position will also support the budget, forecast, strategic planning process and may include assisting in the evaluation of potential acquisitions and expansions.


    • Develop, communicate, and implement the budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning process for Covia

    • Prepare monthly, analysis of operating performance, including analysis of sales (volume and pricing), gross margins (by product and market) and EBITDA for the company’s businesses

    • Participate and assist in the monthly close process, including the explanation of variances to plan, forecast and prior year performance

    • Prepare analysis and reports for inclusion in monthly financial package

    • In collaboration with the leadership team for the Covia’s business segments; lead the annual budget process for the business, including submission of volume and pricing assumptions and preparation of SG&A cost budgets and balance sheet and cash flow budgets

    • Lead the forecast updates, including volume, pricing and SG&A projections, balance sheet and cash flow, and reconcile to actual, budget and previous forecast as needed

    • Assist in the evaluation of strategic alternatives, including new market/product expansion and acquisitions

    • Assist in preparation of key financial data points in support of external earnings calls and Board of Directors presentations


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required; Master’s Degree preferred
    • Minimum 10+ years of relevant financial analysis experience required
    • Demonstrated ability to serve as liaison between Corporate Business Partners and resource for the internal customers (Executive Leadership Team)
    • Ability to lead projects across the organization, communicate effectively, resulting in successful outcomes for internal and external customers
    • Ability to lead and effectively develop direct reports to next
    • Must be able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
    • Strong accounting and finance skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with great organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects with strong attention to detail
    • Experience preparing a variety of financial analysis, including operating and investment analysis
    • Strong logic and critical thinking skills both technical and financial a must
    • Ability to travel as necessary


    • 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, gender expression, age, disability, or military service or reserve 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
    • Personal Computer knowledge
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Electrical Circuit concepts.
    • Software concepts.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Locations
    Independence, OH • Seven Hills, OH