Unimin Corporation

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Safety & Health Supervisor

at Unimin Corporation

Pay: up to $77000.00/year
64000.00 to 77000.00 annually
Posted: 5/24/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 291755

Job Description


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 Safety & Health Supervisor who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Dividing Creek, NJ location. As a Safety & Health Supervisor, you will oversee and direct the plant’s Safety and Health Program while implementing all facets of the Corporate Safety and Health policies and enforcing MSHA’s safety regulations. 



The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Improve safety culture, safety awareness and safety compliance at the Dividing Creek Plant.
  • Implement all portions of Unimin’s Corporate Safety and Health policies. Maintain all plant records and Cintellate records required for proper documentation.
  • Complete the monthly safety inspections and issue work orders for items that cannot be easily abated. Provide inspection summaries to Plant Management. Enter the Safety Inspection data into Cintellate.
  • Complete monthly safety meetings on a variety of safety topics and procedures following the approved “Training Plan”. Copy the Plant Manager and Plant Superintendent with the meeting summary and attendance rosters. Enter information into Cintellate.
  • Accompany the MSHA inspector during their inspections and have all records available and for their inspection. Oversee correction of any identified deficiencies or citations.  
  • Complete monthly checks of fall protection devices, respirators and fire extinguishers.
  • Conduct dust tests and noise sampling on plant personal consistent with Plant and Corporate schedules.
  • Ensure that annual items such as: respirator fit tests, ground checks, transformer ground checks, pressure vessel inspections, MSHA refresher training, etc. are completed on a timely basis and documentation is readily available.
  • Investigate incidents in accordance with Corporate, MSHA, and State Insurance (Worker’s Compensation) policies and procedures; submit all required reports to appropriate entities (MSHA, ACE/ESIS, Corporate Safety & Health, etc.). Utilize the ICAM model for incident investigation. Develop action plans as appropriate to prevent recurrence.
  • Routinely complete safety audits to ensure that all employees have the proper equipment and tools to perform their jobs. This includes all the safety clothing and personnel protective equipment. Routinely follow-up on training with audits of daily employee work practices and habits.
  • Ensure that all employees are trained in applicable safety guidelines and they follow them.
  • Proceed with first and second step disciplinary action for employees that do not follow safety rules and regulations, plant rules or shop rules.
  • Ensure that regular housekeeping is performed to maintain the appearance of the plant. A clean, well-maintained plant helps boost employee moral and lends itself to a more efficient and safer working environment.
  • Provide new miner safety training for new hires. Ensure the proper Task Training records are maintained for all plant personnel.
  • Conduct follow-up on physicals and X-rays to ensure employee has knowledge of results.
  • Maintain the catalog of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for employee "right to know" review.
  • Assist with filling in for vacationing Production Supervisors.
  • Routinely review your project/goals list and complete these in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to Covia’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures when parts, goods or services from outside vendors and contractors are procured.
  • Most of all, work with all plant personnel striving for continuous improvement in all areas, but especially with regards to the Safety & Health Program.
  • Participate in the Plant Steering Team and Staff meetings as required.
  • Chair the Safety committee meetings.
  • Track monthly incident and frequency rates and submit monthly report to the Plant Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.



The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of related experience




  • 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 recognize 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, age, disability, or veteran status.


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


An Equal Opportunity Employer




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