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Maintenance Mechanic at Covia in Hephzibah, Georgia

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


Covia 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 looking for a dynamic Maintenance Mechanic who will have a positive impact on our team at our Hephzibah, GA location. Maintenance Mechanic's function is to provide a classification for employees working full time performing maintenance tasks on plant or mine equipment and machinery. These tasks require the use of judgement to determine most effective and efficient ways to repair plant equipment; and can require considerable physical exertion.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify, report, and correct safety and environmental concerns. Must report unsafe conditions to supervisor; take action to prevent accidents and injuries;

  • Report malfunctions of equipment and deficiencies in processes;

  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, calibration, and repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems;

  • Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether instrumentation or other errors contributed to the problems;

  • Be responsible, self-motivated, and committed to maintaining highest standards of quality;

  • Work can include maintaining, installing, moving, dismantling, and repairing process equipment, repairing vehicles, machines, motors, etc.;

  • Learning the computer systems and instruments that operate the plants for troubleshooting issues;

  • Maintaining and repairing buildings, materials handling or transporting equipment, heavy mining equipment, electrical equipment, and systems;

  • Operating material handling equipment; uses a variety of tools and equipment; i.e., oxyacetylene cutting and welding equipment, electric welding equipment, jack hammers, presses, power saws, and hand tools;

  • Plan maintenance work with operations, contractors, and other plant employees as requested by Maintenance supervisor;

  • Maintains record of labor used on each job; cleans work area; and, performs other related tasks as assigned by Supervisor;

  • Must be capable of working in all areas and locations of plant sites;

  • Work closely with Maintenance Technicians and Process Technicians on site, as well as assist teammates in completing tasks outside the scope of typical responsibilities;

  • Maintain parts inventory;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required;

  • Experience as a mechanic or multi-craft technician is mandatory;

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment;

  • MSHA certification as experienced Miner;

  • Experience is a mining environment is a plus;

  • Working experience with screw conveyors, belts, feeders, rotary valves, dust collectors;

  • Self-motivated able to work with minimal supervision;

  • Ability and willingness to work safely and wear PPE as required;

  • Must have experience using computers and maintenance software;

  • Self-motivated able to work with minimal supervision;

  • Ability and willingness to work safely and wear PPE as required;

  • Experience using smart devices: Tablets, iPad;

  • Good communication skills: verbal and written;

  • Good mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, eye hand coordination, vision, hearing and be capable of performing heavy work;

  • Must be willing to work overtime and be available for call backs;

  • Must be able to wear a respirator if required for an extended period.;

  • Must be able to work in elevated locations.


  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental

  • 401K with company matching

  • Vacation + Paid Holidays

  • Disability, Life / AD&D, and Long Term Care Insurances

  • 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, gender expression, age, disability, or military service or reserve 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 Disabilities

The 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)