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Calera, AL - Up to US$30.94 per year Full Time Posted: Friday, 18 January 2019

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 Maintenance II who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Calera, AL location. This role will perform maintenance inspections, repairs and rebuilds on all plant operating equipment. This role is critical to achieving Plant OEE and Equipment Availability goals by elimination of unplanned stops and extended downtimes. Incumbents in the position are required to participate in company-sponsored training and certification programs to ensure that their job knowledge and skills meet evolving company standards.

At all times compliance with all MSHA and Company safety procedures and policies must be adhered to. This includes mandatory work place inspections, equipment inspections, Energy Isolation and an absolute commitment to the SLAM (Stop, Look, Analyze, Manage) process which is required to be performed prior to any work that will be undertaken.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:
* To comply with all company safety and environmental requirements in the performance of the job including participation and co-operation in safety meetings, safety inspections and incident and accident investigations.
* Must comply with company, state and governmental health and safety regulations at all times.
* Must complete and document Workplace Inspections in a timely manner.
* Must be able to perform preventive maintenance checks and report findings. (Both verbally and in writing)
* Must participate in the work order initiation and documentation process.
* Must ensure all inventory parts are correctly charged from Stores as per Covia procedures.
* Must be well versed in the installation and maintenance of all types of bearings.
* Must possess a good knowledge of oil and grease seals and their applications.
* Must possess a good knowledge of lubricants and their uses.
* Must be able to perform shaft alignments using precision alignment tools.
* Must be able to perform chain and sprocket installation and alignments.
* Must be able to perform belt and sheave installation and alignment.
* Must be able to install and align all types of new equipment.
* Must be able to disassemble and rebuild all types of crushing, screening and conveying equipment.
* Must possess a high level of rigging skills and crane operation with both stationary and mobile lifting equipment.
* Must have experience and expertise in the installation and trouble-shooting of pneumatic and hydraulic piping systems, including the use of proper fittings and connectors.
* Must be able to troubleshoot and repair all plant environmental equipment and demonstrate knowledge of dust collection and baghouse operations.
* Must be able to service and perform all types of repairs to air compressors presently in service.
* Ensures maintenance tools are kept in good condition, repaired or replaced when necessary.
* Must possess and maintain a complete set of personal hand tools as per the Company tool list.
* Must be able to operate plant mobile equipment.
* Must be proficient in the use of precision measuring tools. (micrometers, dial indicators, etc.)
* Must be proficient in all kinds of acetylene cutting and welding.
* Must be proficient in use of carbon arcing
* Must be proficient with fabrication and basic design of steel components and assemblies
* Must be proficient in all kinds of acetylene cutting and welding.
* Should be able to perform thickness testing.
* Should understand what thermography is used for.
* Should have a basic understanding of non-destructive testing.
* Should possess some knowledge of CMMS Systems and be willing to correctly complete work orders and checklists including signing and dating.
* Must be able to troubleshoot and perform repairs to hydraulic systems.
* Must be able to troubleshoot and perform repairs to pneumatics systems.
* Must perform post-job inspection to ensure a high level of housekeeping standards.
* Must be willing to upgrade skills by participating in vendor training.
* Must be willing to upgrade level of skills by participating in company-designated training.
* Must be willing to train on any new equipment installations.
* Must be willing to perform any other assigned tasks not specifically indicated.
* Must perform all tasks in a timely and efficient manner.

This job description is not all inclusive. The company may add or subtract duties or otherwise change the duties at a later date at its sole discretion.

The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:
* High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
* 3-5 years of experience required.
* Must be physically capable of performing all required duties.
* Must be able to work in high places and confined spaces.
* Must be receptive to overtime and call-outs.
* Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
* Must have completed an apprenticeship program, technical program, or have verifiable equivalent experience and training.
* Must complete aptitude and maintenance knowledge tests with predetermined grade levels.
* Must have possessed a valid welding certificate (eg ASME 4G) for Flat, Horizontal, Vertical, and Inverted Stick Arc welding in the past 5 years.
* Must be well versed on all aspects of safety.
* Must be able to function as a team member
* Must be a self-starter and possess good verbal communication skills.
* Must have adequate computer, writing and mathematical skills.
* Must be able to read blueprints and mechanical drawings.
* Experience in a heavy industrial environment would be an asset.

* Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental
* 401K with company matching and fixed annual contributions
* Vacation + Paid Holidays
* Education Assistance
* 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, age, disability, or veteran status.

The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

NO RECRUITER INQUIRIES PLEASE. All other inquiries should be directed to the Talent Acquisition team.


Calera, AL, United States of America
Up to US$30.94 per year
Covia Corp.
Tara Roberts 
1/18/2019 8:04:18 AM

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