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Compass Minerals America Inc. Operator - SOP (Sulfate of Potash) in Ogden, Utah


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 21 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: This position is responsible perform assigned duties in the crushing/ preparation and conveyance of the raw material into to process facility. Conducts tasks in a safe and efficient manner. Is responsible for the inspection, care and cleaning of the assigned operating area. Shift work is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Conducts routine sampling of raw material fed to the process facility.

  • Forwards material to the control room for analysis.

  • Obtains a shift composite sample and forwards to the lab for analysis, continuously inspects 20-30 pieces of equipment in the assigned area of responsibility.

  • This includes crushers, conveyor systems, pumps, idlers, gearboxes and motors.

  • Visually inspects belts for proper alignment and signs of fraying or general wear.

  • Listens for unusual noises emanating from equipment.

  • Monitors temperatures of bearings for unusual heat.

  • Reports problems to the control room and logs all entries accordingly.

Monitors product spillage, proactively prevents such occurrences and cleans up accordingly.

Performs other functions as directed by the supervisor or control board operator

Follows established safety and housekeeping rules and reports, and/or, corrects unsafe conditions.

Area is clean, safe free of product buildup and other EHS hazards as measured by routine daily inspections conducted by supervisor and/or other personnel.

Crushing operations not disrupted due to inattention to signs of potential equipment problems as measured by on stream time and number of relevant referrals to supervisor for proactive maintenance.

Equipment inspection check sheet accurately documents spills, leaks, belt wear, unusual noise or heat etc. as measured by daily review of crushing area and associated checklist by supervisor.

Samples are delivered timely, every two hours, as measured by receipt log and lab technician input. Samples are obtained from proper areas, in proper quantities as per input from lab tech.

Crushing area log entries reflect: a complete accounting of relevant shift information, accuracy and legibility per daily review by supervisor.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and should be considered the minimum standard. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be willing to work rotating shifts.

Education and Experience: Must have a high school diploma and previous experience or education demonstrating the ability to monitor equipment for proper operation and perform tasks related to maintaining product quality. Experience in a process plant in the mining / minerals industry is preferred.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be PC literate and proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access to analyze and communicate information. Must be able to navigate an ERP to issue work requests and review inventory.

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact effectively with others and work as a member of a team. Actions demonstrate CMP Core Principles.

Written Communication: Concise, complete, legible and well organized written communications are essential.

Planning/Organizing: Must be able to plan and organize a schedule that is conducive to position duties. Must have the ability to independently and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments. Must be able remain on task in disruptive setting.

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.

Quality: Able to follow communicated/trained quality procedures. Able to recognize and resolve issues affecting product quality. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Language Skills: The abilities listed are representative of the level of competency the incumbent needs in order to effectively perform the essential duties. These specific abilities may or may not be required for this particular position. Ability to read, analyze and interpret job related information. Must communicate clearly and concisely.

Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and Skills: The ability to accurately perform basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to collect and accurately assemble data in a logical manner.

Essential Job Functions : 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 occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is also required to frequently stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.

If candidate cannot be located at this level, consideration will be given to another level.

EEOC statement

Compass Minerals strictly prohibits discrimination against employees, contractors or others that conduct business with the Company on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), age, military status, status as a protected veteran, and status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If interested and qualified, please apply online at

Job: Operations

Primary Location: US-UT-Ogden

Organization: Operations

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard


Travel: No

Req ID: 2100007K