The Mine Supervisor will act as a leader on our team and direct mining and tailings activities in a safe manner while achieving production, cost and quality objectives. This position reports in to the Plant Superintendent and the opportunity offers a chance for advancement within the company, personal and professional growth and the possibility of making a lasting impact on a growing global company. The ideal candidate will have a passion for safety a propensity for leadership and a team-oriented approach toward achieving results.
Perform workplace examinations for the active mining and dump areas (highwalls, berms, tailings cells, etc.) as well as the tailings system (guarding, electrical, spillage, etc.) to ensure safe operating conditions.
Monitor pre-shift inspections of mobile equipment and ensure compliance to MSHA regulations.
Monitor all areas to ensure compliance to government, safety, and health regulations.
Plan and evaluate safety and training programs for the Mining department consistent with MSHA regulations.
Conduct safety meetings. Conduct and document employee task training.
Drilling and Blasting Responsibilities
Ensure adequate shot inventory in advance of mining. This includes delineating shot locations in the field, developing a blast pattern map, surveying holes, and calculating drilling depth.
Maintain communications with the drilling and blasting contractors. This includes scheduling activities, monitoring quality, pricing, and invoicing.
Coordinate activities during blast.
Prepare purchase requisitions for each shot.
Maintain shot records, spreadsheets, maps, and develop year- end procedures.
Evaluate shot quality/costs and drive improvements.
Coordinate site inspections from IDNR.
Participate with annual pricing and competitive bidding activities.
Schedule and direct daily loading and hauling activities to ensure homogenous feed to the density separators.
Maintain sufficient ROM stockpile inventory.
Ensure adherence to 5-year Mine Plan and Permits.
Provide survey control as needed to monitor bench grade.
Coordinate project work for Heavy Equipment (All Units) position.
Maintain haul roads and perimeter roads.
Coordinate road construction, haul out, landscaping, etc.
Participate in bid meetings and contractor selection process.
Provide necessary survey control, including stripping limits and dump toes.
Monitor contractor activities, including safety, haul roads, volume moved, diesel fuel invoices, and adherence to plants.
Ensure topsoil is stockpiled and undisturbed areas are protected.
Monitor dump construction for safety and adherence to plans.
Notify contractor when sandstone has been sufficiently cleaned.
Coordinate reclamation activities.
Monitor tailings pond. Perform and document inspections.
Monitor Tailings deposition. Ensure the density separator tailings line is moved according to Plan. Monitor reclaim water pumps and discharge line.
Monitor the active Sub Pit dewatering pumps, pipelines, and levels.
Monitor permeable dam performance.
Monitor and maintain tailings line route and conditions.
Mine Planning Responsibilities
Assist with the development of the Five-Year Mine Plan and ensure the Plan is followed.
Recommend development core drilling targets within the mine to prove reserves and to determine waste zones affecting mine sequence.
Maintain Main Pit/Sub Pit bench set room using sound mining practices.
Monitor product quality and adjust blend to satisfy requirements.
Perform GPS mine surveys and maintain mine plans.
Monitor and report the required Continuous Monitoring/Control System (CM/CS) parameters.
Supervise and schedule mining personnel including filling overtime and other vacancies.
Collect and check necessary labor and operating data to prepare all required reports.
Coordinate and schedule (via work orders) maintenance for the mining mobile equipment, pipelines and pumps.
Advise Plant Superintendents and Maintenance Superintendent of all problems or potential problems that may affect the ability of the mine operations to produce in a safe, timely, efficient manner, including - but not limited to personnel, equipment, transportation, quality, and raw materials.
Review and recommend actions regarding staffing, development, and training of operating personnel.
Handle discipline and first-step grievances in areas of responsibility.
Prepare, submit, and administer the mine capital budget.
Develop and implement productivity improvement activities.
Understand workings of the Processing and Maintenance departments. Assist with vacancy coverage as needed for the Production/Shipping and Maintenance Supervisors.
Work with Corporate departments as necessary in the performance of assignments (Geology, Mine Planning, Environmental Affairs, Purchasing, UASL, etc.).
Monitor plant security on off-shifts and weekends.
Work with agricultural land leases to maintain good relationships.
Serve as a member of the Natural Management Team.
Perform other duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The ideal candidate will have experience supervising personnel in a unionized environment - a history of positive interactions with MSHA - a desire to grow as a leader and advance his or her career.
Responsibilities in this role will center around - safety, drilling & blasting, mining, overburden stripping and reclamation, tailings, mine planning, scheduling - supervising - planning and maintenance.
A minimum of (2) years experience supervising in a mining or related environment is required.
Unimin Corporation, a member of the Sibelco Group, is North America's leading industrial mineral producer and a technology partner to a diverse customer base. Our silica, high purity quartz, feldspar, nepheline syenite, calcium carbonate, clay, kaolin, lime and limestone products are the fundamental building blocks of nearly every industrial and manufacturing process.
Quality and innovation are... at the foundation of Unimin; but our real strength is our employees. Unimin employs a diverse and highly skilled team of professionals to convert natural minerals into engineered solutions for our customers.
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