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Operations Manager

Company: Covia
Location: Chardon
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionCovia 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 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 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 Operations Manager who will have a positive impact on the team at our Best Sand location in Chardon, OH. As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible to direct production, shipping, and maintenance activities to execute plans and achieve production goals at the lowest cost with the highest regards to safety and product quality.
The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Direct safe mining, processing, and shipping activities while maintaining inspection and production records including stripping, pit development, mining, pumping, processing, shipments, maintenance, reclamation, and plant security;
  • Use the philosophy and techniques of continuous improvement to improve quality, eliminate waste, decrease costs, and improve productivities and other efficiencies;
  • Coordinate and direct activities of subordinates to achieve optimum rates of output consistent with short and long-range production and quality control requirements;
  • Recommend changes in standards, work methods, equipment, and process modifications to improve performance, productivity, and profitability;
  • Assist the Plant Manager in preparation of operations reports, weekly IFS upload, and monthly MoM variance comments;
  • Partner with Plant Manager in preparation for and leading Best Sand's Annual Operational Excellence Meeting and OEM Plant Review Conference Calls;
  • Initiate programs to adhere to standards or establish new and improved standards;
  • Advise the Plant Manager of all current or potential problems, including but not limited to the following: staff, equipment, quality, safety, raw materials, and transportation;
  • Partner with applicable parties to monitor customer complaints, reach equitable resolution for customer(s) and Covia while maintaining complaint file. Maintain open communications with subordinates, superiors, and other departments;
  • Maintain acceptable labor and employee relations while overseeing the hiring of hourly employees;
  • Assure safety, health, and environmental regulations and/or permit conditions are followed;
  • Inspect records from the production and maintenance departments for proper completion and to identify and act on problems;
  • Assume all responsibilities of the Plant Manager in the absence of the Plant Manager;
  • Perform other duties as required.

    The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical 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;
    • Management experience in leading and developing teams to deliver results;
    • Strong negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills;
    • 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
      • Competitive Incentive Bonus

        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 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 DisabilitiesThe 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, Cleveland , Operations Manager, Executive , Chardon, Ohio

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