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Compass Minerals America Inc. Mill Inspection Technician 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 there best.

Summary: The basic function of this role within the COTE BLANCHE

MINING AND PROCESS DEPARTMENT is to perform routine detailed inspections of our

fixed asset equipment, including but not limited to, primary, secondary, and

tertiary crushing equipment, conveyor belts, screens, transfer points, chutes,

and mill structures. The inspection process will help with work identification

and planning purposes in order to aid our RAM PROCESS. This role will be

critical in identifying, prioritizing, and kitting fixed asset maintenance in

coordination with the Production Maintenance Coordinator.

EssentialDuties and Responsibilities include

but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add ormodify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Inspectionof mill conveyors, screens, crushers, and structures (operational andnon-operational):

  • Inspectscreen media to avoid oversize products

  • Inspectgearboxes and drive belts

  • Inspectelectrical motors

  • Inspectall wiring

  • Inspectconveyor belting for damage or belt lacing

  • Inspectsplices

  • Inspectrollers

  • Inspectskirting

  • Inspecttracking (ability to make minor adjustments)

  • Inspectguarding

  • Inspectsafety appliances (pull cords, speed switches, fire extinguishers, etc)

  • InspectYPS application systems

  • Inspectsampling systems

  • Inspectmagnets

  • Inspectbelt scales

  • Inspectthe skipping line, loading pocket, and loading bins/gates

  • Inspecttrench hoppers

  • Inspectsurface surge tank systems

  • Inspectfor accumulations of spillage and debris

  • Inspectthe condition of any belt cleaning systems

  • Developand log detailed work requests based on inspection findings

  • Workwith Production Maintenance Coordinator and Fixed Asset Maintenance crewon critical findings to prevent breakdowns

  • Reducebottlenecks in fixed assets through improved inspection and maintenanceprocesses

  • Attendnecessary prioritization meetings per RAM PROCESS

  • Set upjobs for Fixed Asset Maintenance Crew by ensuring stores has properlykitted planned work

  • Workwith the Production Maintenance Coordinator to have the correct equipmentavailable for the Fixed Asset Maintenance Crew.

  • Participatein field reviews with Fixed Asset Foreman, Production Maintenance Coordinator,Lead Mine Engineer, or operations leadership as necessary

  • Routinereview and development of our fixed asset inspection process

  • Ensurefixed asset operating parameters in coordination with Lead Mine Engineerand technical specifications

  • Participatingin the identification and implementation of reliability drivenimprovements

  • Performa variety of tasks that assist with the operation of the plant, includingcleaning, sweeping, and shoveling materials

  • Adherenceto all Compass Minerals safety rules for self and all other employees

Accountabilities: The following will be measured and this

position held accountable

  • Inspection Compliance

  • Work identification and workrequest development

  • Kits in Warehouse forfixed asset crew


Qualifications: To

perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each

essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative

of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may

be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential


Educationand Experience : AA, BS degree and/or 3 plus years of

effective technical, maintenance or production leadership experience. Technical,

production and/or maintenance experience in the current operating facility(s)

will be considered as highly desirable. May be required to complete formal

training in area of specialty.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient with

computers and possess the ability to quickly master skills required to function

in CMMS. Must also be proficient in Office Suite. Proficiency in ERP systems with emphasis on

maintenance module.

Competency: To performthe job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the followingcompetencies:

InterpersonalSkills - Ability to present

issues clearly and concisely in group settings.

WrittenCommunication - Concise,

complete and well organized written communications are essential

Planning/Organizing - Must have the ability to independently

and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts

well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of

their status or position; Follows through on commitments. Professionalism and


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks

for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve

performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

LanguageSkills: The abilities listed are representative of thelevel of competency the incumbent needs in order to effectively perform theessential duties. These specific abilities may or may not be required for thisparticular position.


to read, analyze and interpret job related information, Ability to write

technical reports, business correspondence, prepare brochures and procedure


Mathematical and Reasoning Abilityand Skills: The ability to

perform higher level math functions pertaining to engineering disciplines. Must be able to proof own work for

accuracy. Ability to collect and

accurately assemble data in a logical manner.

EssentialJob Functions : Thephysical demands described here are representative of those that must be met byan employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the

employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and

talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with

hands and arms 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 25

pounds. Specific vision abilities

required by this job include close vision.

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, contract 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: 2000004X