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EP Minerals, LLC Process Engineer in Lovelock, Nevada

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a global performance materials company and last-mile logistics provider and is a member of the Russell 2000 Index. The Company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in a wide range of industrial applications and in the oil and gas industry. Over its 120-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 400 diversified product types to customers across its multiple end markets.

U.S. Silica’s wholly owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics ™ . EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics ™ is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient. The Company currently operates 23 mines and production facilities.

The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas and has offices in Reno, Nevada, and Chicago, Illinois.

The Process Engineer will be responsible for evaluating and improving processes in the manufacturing systems and driving cost improvement projects within the Lovelock, NV plant operation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Improves process capability and production volumes while maintaining and improving quality, safety, environmental, and health standards and oversees the quality lab.

  • Partners with project engineering by reviewing engineering specifications and design proposals to improve reliability of new installations within cost and other performance requirements.

  • Plans, develops, designs, manages and implements projects for plant modifications and operations.

  • Aids purchasing in receiving and assessing bids.

  • Develops project estimates and cost proposals and participates in cost improvement analysis and recommendations.

  • Assures compliance of safety, health, and environmental regulations.

  • Participates in preparing operating and maintenance budgets. Assists in preparation of the capital budget.

  • Oversees outside contractors and plant personnel for construction projects.

  • Leads and implements the plant continuous improvement program.

Required Education, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • Knowledge of both maintenance and processing.

  • Knowledge of predictive and preventative maintenance, TPM, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement.

  • Mining experience is a plus; Minerals experience preferred.

  • Six Sigma Green- or Blackbelt, Lean Six Sigma, or related CI/Process Certification, a plus