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Compass Minerals America Inc. General Foreman Production in Cote Blanche, Louisiana


We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential!

At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.

With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 27 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be their best.

Summary: The General Foreman Production optimizes the safe production of salt in the mine operation through the supervision and control of mining department employees working within the constraints of capital and operating budgets, mine plan and scheduling. The General Foreman Production will assist management to ensure mine production and operational activities are achieved to mine plan specifications, by promoting continuous improvement and driving ongoing change in levels of safety, productivity, cost and quality.

Essential Job Functions: Include but are not limited to the following:

(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Consistently provide leadership and promote safe productive behaviors.

  • Comply with the site’s safety, health and environmental standards and procedures.

  • Promote awareness of safety, health, and environmental practices and ensure that all personnel know and follow the company’s policies, procedures and standards for safety, work assignments, and MSHA regulations.

  • Demonstrate effective performance in achieving safety, health and environmental goals in support of the department, site and company standards.

  • Demonstrate leadership in safety through conversations and leading by example.

  • Provide clear expectations on performance in safety, health and environmental compliance through setting objectives and KPIs.

  • Ensure safety incidents are thoroughly investigated and recommendations are implemented.

  • Take an active role to ensure that regulatory obligations and standards are met.

  • Effectively lead supervisors and unionized production and maintenance personnel within a 7/24 schedule.

  • Ensure ongoing effective people management of staff by setting clear performance objectives, providing regular feedback and development through training of employees.

  • Ensure personnel are assisted to achieve their full potential.

  • Ensure all employees attend work in a punctual manner and that correct procedures are followed in cases where absences may occur.

  • Ensure the mine development and operational activities are achieved to plan specifications.

  • Ensure resources are available and utilized in an effective and efficient manner to achieve budget.

  • Ensure costs are controlled to meet budget and where possible reduced to achieve savings.

  • Effectively communicate to encourage team involvement, engagement and address concerns, suggestions, grievances, etc.

  • Consistently holds team leaders accountable and follows the site progressive disciplinary policies.

  • Ensure work is conducted according to established procedures and in the safest manner.

  • Ensure that all work areas are kept in a safe and clean condition.

  • Ensure that communication and best work practices are achieved through conducting safety/toolbox meetings at the beginning of each shift.

  • Ensure that mining production targets are achieved through effective supervision of mining personnel, effective partnership with management, maintenance personnel and cross shifts, effective planning, organization and allocation of work on each shift.

  • Continuously improve the skills/knowledge of operators to optimize mining performance.

  • Constantly monitor process performance and take corrective actions when necessary.

  • Identify and quickly resolve process or mine problems.

  • Contribute to cost efficiency of the department/shifts through monitoring and controlling usage of stores items, minimizing waste, ensuring that mine equipment is operated efficiently, ensuring employees are kept fully informed of duties, constantly looking for process improvements and cost reduction opportunities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience and a minimum of 7 years of experience with 5 years management experience.


  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience.

  • Post-secondary education in related field; related job experience will be considered.

  • Strong Leadership Competencies.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Compass Minerals is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodations, contact or 913-344-9200

Job: Operations

Primary Location: US-LA-Cote Blanche

Work Locations: Cote Blanche, LA USA 1382 Cote Blanche Island Cote Blanche 70538

Organization: Operations

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Day Job

Req ID: 2000006C