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Mill Production Support

Company: Minerals Technologies
Location: Lucerne Valley
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The Company has three reportable segments: Specialty Minerals, Performance Materials and Refractories. MTI provides a business environment and promotes a culture that encourages all employees to contribute to our success. We have long been committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people. We recognize that MTI's ability to provide the highest caliber of products and services is enhanced by a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities and countries in which we work.

The Specialty Minerals (SMI) segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), mines mineral ores and processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. This segment's products are used principally in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

What We Offer:

Competitive pay, commensurate with experience
Health/Dental/Vision plans
401k company match
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability & Long-Term Disability
Educational Assistance
Employee Assistance Plan

Position: Mill Production Support

Location: USA Lucerne Valley, California

Job Summary

The basic purpose of this position is to produce product for customers, load trucks to transport material to customers, and check specifications to ensure quality product. The Production Specialist position is a continuum beginning at Production Specialist 1 and progressing through Production Specialist 4 as skills are gained. Level is determined through the use of training checklists and the accumulation of points as skills are gained. Employees may be assigned to perform any task for which they have been qualified. Employees may also be assigned to positions for which they are working to become qualified as a portion of the training process. The duties for all grandfathered mill production positions also fall within the scope of this job description.

This is considered a safety sensitive position therefore will be subject to random drug testing as required.

Note: Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Workstation Requirements

Follows established procedures for set-up, start-up and shut down of all equipment.
Performs visual inspection and completes pre-shift safety inspections as required by MSHA.
Completes MSHA required paperwork as it applies to each piece of equipment.

Quality Assurance

Enters quality data into company established computer systems.
Processes Certificates of Analysis from company established computer systems.
Performs sampling and collection on products according to established standard operating procedures.
Uses a variety of laboratory equipment to perform physical tests on finished products according to customer specifications.
Collects and analyzes data statistically.

Mill Feed Circuits

Produces pebble mill feed and Raymond mill feed according to established standard operating procedures, adjusting as necessary to meet customer specifications.

Bulk Truck Loading

Loads bulk trucks with product incorporating knowledge of appropriate loadout locations, spouts, scales, etc. and following established standard work specifications and customer shipping requirements.
Uses company established computer systems to appropriately load bulk products into bulk trucks and railcars.
Communicates effectively with truck drivers regarding loading procedures, including truck placement, axle requirements, etc.


Monitors various production circuits and equipment to produce a variety of finished products meeting customer specifications.
Performs product changeovers as required.
Locates appropriate product tanks and products and samples materials.
Troubleshoots and performs maintenance on equipment as required.


Operates a variety of Packers, adjusting as necessary to maintain proper bag weights.
Packages, labels, stretch wraps, and shrinkwraps products using a variety of equipment and computer systems to meet customer specifications.
Follows established packaging procedures to verify packaging scales once per shift.
Follows established procedures for sampling products per quality standard.


Uses company established computer systems to ship product and process shipping paperwork (short bills, long forms, bills of lading, etc.)
Loads packaged products onto trucks using specific loading configuration patterns and customer requirements.
Loads products into railcars according to established standard work procedures and customer requirements.
Ships material according to customer specifications, ensuring all required shipping paperwork is completed accurately.
Unloads and stores packaging materials according to established safety and standard work specifications.


Operates track mobile according to established standard work specifications to move railcars as required, incorporating knowledge of plant traffic flow, speed, inspection, loading, sealing, movement, weight, shutdown, parking, and breakdown requirements.
Communicates with and acts as spotter for rail movement using established communication systems.

Vacuum Truck

Understands vacuuming locations and requirements for connecting hoses and engaging controls in a variety of areas.
Performs vacuuming operation of equipment following established standard work specifications.
Dumps material in designated areas and according to established standard work specifications.
Schedules servicing, performs minor repairs, and maintains cleanliness of equipment.
Understands and uses plant communication systems as required.
Completes daily logbook entries.
Refuels equipment and returns equipment to designated parking area.

Skid Steer

Operates skid steer according to established standard work specifications incorporating knowledge of operating capacities and limits (weight, clearance height), plant traffic flow, speed, dumping procedures, shutdown, parking, and breakdown requirements.

Oracle Order Management Shipping

Enters shipment data in company established computer systems, incorporating knowledge of shipping order information and special instructions to accurately perform data entry.


Actively participates in the implementation of sustainable improvement processes, such as 5S, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Daily Management Control, Standard Work and Problem Solving.


Records pertinent labor and/or production information from work shift.
Completes safety inspection sheets for work areas.
Completes work requests and production data in company established computer systems.
Communicates issues/status with next shift.
Takes and records fuel usage as required.
Assists maintenance staff with repairs of equipment as needed.
Trains other employees as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The requirements listed in the sections that follow are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (primary duties) of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge of basic math and the English language are required. Prior knowledge of mechanical/electrical applications, clerical procedures, manufacturing/production processes, shipping/receiving, computers, commercial motor vehicles, and hazardous materials is preferred.

While performing the duties of this job, an employee is typically required to have the ability to exert physical strength continuously throughout the work shift, coordinate movements, use repetitive motions, lift materials weighing up to and including 50 pounds, sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, twist, lift, climb, push and pull throughout a work shift, have the ability to operate mobile equipment, select and use appropriate equipment/tools to accomplish job duties, read, write, listen, speak and understand English, follow all instructions and other oral/written information, visually inspect equipment/work area/product, complete paperwork/labeling and other documentation accurately, use judgment to identify, analyze, troubleshoot, and solve equipment/work area/product issues, communicate effectively with others, record labor distribution and/or production information from the work shift in writing and on a personal computer, perform basic mathematical calculations, be aware of oneself in relation to surrounding equipment, work independently and as a team with others, use, monitor and adjust equipment and related processes, keep pace with equipment/machinery, and react quickly to equipment/product issues. The ability to effectively instruct/transfer job information/knowledge to others as needed is preferred.

Being under general supervision, the employee is expected to be self-directed and take initiative when appropriate to accomplish necessary duties and keep busy without prompting from the supervisor or coordinator. Additionally, the employee is expected to be adaptable/flexible to changing work assignments, perform multiple tasks at once, have a high level of integrity . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Minerals Technologies, Victorville , Mill Production Support, Professions , Lucerne Valley, California

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