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Technician Safety

Company: Covia
Location: Oregon
Posted on: March 17, 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 Health & Safety/Quality Control Technician who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Oregon, IL location. As a Health & Safety/Quality Control Technician, you will report to the Environmental, Health & Safety/ Quality Supervisor (EHS/QC Supervisor). Your primary responsibility will be to assist in the administration, monitoring and compliance of the Company's Safety, Health and Quality Control programs at the Oregon site.
The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:
Safety Responsibilities

  • Adhere to, comply with, and assist the EHS/QC Supervisor manage all MSHA safety rules, regulations and Covia specific requirements.
  • Assist the EHS/QC Supervisor develop, facilitate, implement, train and manage the health and safety system which will meet or exceed all aforementioned regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in a regular area inspection program and Behavior Based Safety (BBS) observation system that involves all employees at the plant.
  • Participate in developing the active safety training program, including MSHA Training and Monthly Safety Meetings.
  • Maintain and update monthly a prioritized list of safety items requiring attention from data gathered from plant inspections, safety meetings, shift reports, and MSHA inspections.
  • Schedule and conduct monthly Safety Team inspections,
  • Perform and monitor respirable dust surveys for all employees and work areas.
  • Perform and monitor noise exposure surveys for all employees and work areas.
  • File reports of accidents/injuries that occur on plant property, including employee personal injury, property damage, and near-miss accidents.
  • Monitor the fire extinguisher program to ensure appropriate and adequate equipment is installed and maintained in work areas and mobile equipment.
  • Maintain communications with the Corporate Safety & Health Department.
  • Recommend changes in plant procedures or policy as needed to improve the health and safety of all employees.
  • Act as a facilitator and active member of the plant safety committee and schedule regular meetings. Record meeting minutes and prepare action items as necessary.
  • Act as a back-up on environmental monitoring and compliance to the EHS/QC Supervisor

    Quality Responsibilities

    • Run daily quality control samples and record and save all test results.
    • Perform instrument calibration according to the prescribed schedule.
    • Prepare and ship monthly composites to the corporate lab. Prepare and ship sample requests as necessary.
    • Assist the EHS/QC Supervisor in the implementation of the Quality Implementation Program (QIP).
    • Prepare customer reports and compile necessary data as requested.
    • Other duties as assigned

      The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

      • Associates degree or higher in applicable field preferred but not required.
      • If no college degree is present, then incumbent must have a minimum of three (3) years' relevant experience in Health and Safety and or Quality/laboratory work at a mining or manufacturing facility.
      • MSHA Part 46 or 48 Training Certification and/or previous exposure to surface and dredge mining with aggregates in a plant environment a plus.
      • Proficient in Word, Excel and knowledge database systems.
      • Strong experience in industrial/mining safety and health programs and or quality programs.


        • Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental
        • 401K with company matching
        • Vacation + Paid Holidays
        • Disability, Life / AD&D
        • 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


          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, Rockford , Technician Safety, Professions , Oregon, Illinois

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