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Plant Manager

Company: Covia
Location: Kermit
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Covia is a leading supplier of minerals and material solutions to the industrial and energy markets. 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 ofCovia; but our real strength is ourpeople.Coviaemploys 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 thelocationswhere we live and work.

COVIA IS COMMITTED TO EMBRACING AND PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (D&I) WHERE WE WORK, WITH WHOM WE DO BUSINESS, AND WHERE WE LIVE. We strive to create an inclusive culture where diversity is valued and respected and where all feel included and engaged. We are intentional in our efforts to bring Team Members together and create opportunities to contribute their unique skills, experiences and perspectives in the pursuit of Covia's business growth objectives. Enabling all Team Members to perform at their best while being themselves is fundamental to the Clearly Covia Values and Culture.

Covia is looking for a dynamic Plant Manager who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Kermit, TX location. As a Plant Manager, you will administer and control all activities at the location. You will safely provide customers with quality products, on schedule, at the lowest optimum cost consistent with Corporate objectives. You will coordinate work with supervisory personnel in executing plans and achieving goals for location profitability.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Administer all phases of location activities, including:
  • Function as leader of the local plant's steering team.
  • Implement the basic tenets of Covia's Management System by instilling a strong sense of "ownership" in subordinates.
  • Establish and maintain a system of continuous training: on-the-job training, simple charting and statistical techniques, brainstorming, basic process control procedures, and work sampling
  • Using the philosophy and techniques of continuous improvement, initiate various programs to improve quality, eliminate waste, decrease costs, and improve productivities and other efficiencies. Develop and implement continuous improvement plans.
  • Review mining and production costs and product quality and, through subordinates, initiate programs to adhere to standards or establish new and improved standards.
  • Manage operating conditions and production schedules and, through frequent contact with Corporate Operations, Marketing, Technical Services, Purchasing, Engineering, Safety and Health, Sales, and Distribution Departments, suggest more desirable conditions or levels of operation to meet inventory or sales demands.
  • Make certain that the location fosters a safety culture, executes all safety initiatives, and is in compliance with appropriate regulatory agency guidelines for safety and health.
  • Ensure that all manuals and other informational documents are kept current, e.g., Corporate Policy and Procedures Manual, Plant-Specific Policies and Procedures, Corporate QIP Manual and Plant-Specific Q.C. Manual, Permit/Legal Book, Controlled Maintenance Program Manual, Position Descriptions, Process Instructions, and Safety and Health Manual.
  • Direct maintenance of physical condition of all facilities through systematic program of preventative maintenance, repairs, and through initiation of capital requests when this action appears appropriate and economical.
  • Ensure minimum staffing (salaried and hourly workforce) as required for the most efficient and economical operation.
  • Develop and maintain a Disaster Recovery Plan, including arranging for adequate fire protection and flood control for the property, plant, and equipment.
  • Direct, review, and approve or recommend actions taken regarding selection, evaluation, compensation, and training of employees. Conduct the program of performance appraisal for salaried employees. Prepare development plans and Management Development Programs for key employees and ensure their implementation.
  • In union operations, administer labor contracts and participate in the grievance procedure as established in the plant's collective bargaining agreement. Establish, maintain, and administer the location's or Corporate work rules consistent with good employee and labor relations. Participate as a member of the labor contract negotiating team. Conduct regular, periodic Company-Union meetings. Conduct regular, periodic employee information meetings.
  • In non-union operations, administer the Employee Handbook. Establish, maintain, and administer the location's or Corporate work rules consistent with good employee and labor relations. Participate as a member of the wage and benefit review team for the location. Conduct regular, periodic employee information meetings.
  • Direct the preparation of location budgets, cost controls, and informational reports. Coordinate the daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting procedures.
  • Assure the flow of routing information to other departments or immediate supervisor as may be required.
  • Develop and implement action plans to establish and maintain good relations with neighbors and the local community. Set general tenor of Company relationships with the community and maintain personal contacts with local officials in the community and others in influential positions.
  • Develop and implement environmental action plans to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and to broaden the environmental awareness of employees.

    The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree, technical or engineering major strongly preferred.
    • 5+ years of related heavy industry experience required, mining or mineral processing experience strongly preferred.
    • 2+ years of front-line supervisory experience required.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).
    • Knowledge of and understanding of safety regulations.
    • Experience working in ERP Systems preferred.
    • Pleasant and professional manner.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


      • Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental
      • 401K with company matching
      • 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


        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Covia, Midland , Plant Manager, Executive , Kermit, Texas

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