Administrative Assistant

An administrative assistant performs a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties include providing support to managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing a company’s general administrative activities. Administrative Assistant responsibilities include making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing reports, and maintaining appropriate filing systems. Additional duties would include answering and directing phone calls; organize and schedule appointments, distribution of mail; must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have at least a basic high school diploma or GED or secretary would be a plus.

Blaster

Determines strength and pattern of blast required and charges and detonates explosives in surface or underground mine, pit, or quarry to fracture or separate stone or minerals from solid formations: Studies formation to determine amount, type, and location of explosive charge required. Connects wires to electrical firing device and pushes plunger, turns dial, or presses buttons to set off single or multiple blasts. High school graduate or equivalent is required.

Construction Materials Field Technician

Field Technicians routinely obtains representative field samples of Aggregates, Soils, Aggregate Bases, Concrete, and Asphaltic Concrete. Daily task include performing moisture and compaction tests using a nuclear densimeter or sand cone device to assist contractors to meet specification requirements and performing a variety of tests on concrete to determine temperature, unit weight, slump, yield, and air entrainment. Communicate with project manager, engineering technicians, client representative, contractor’s representative and others as applicable regarding the construction site, project requirements, and testing, observation, and inspection requirements and results. Transport material samples with associated identifying documentation to the laboratory for further testing and analysis. Tabulate, prepare, and submit data and observation in the form of written and digital reports as work is performed for daily transmittal. Maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history. You will need to be in good physical condition and be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or GED may be required. Helpful courses include Math, English, and basic computer skills. Field technician certifications include ACI Field Testing, ATTI Field, ATTI Asphalt, and National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET).

Construction Materials Laboratory Technician

Performs a variety of tests on construction materials including soils, reinforcing steel, sand, aggregates, concrete, asphalt and other mixes, cement-treated bases, and other materials, using materials-testing equipment. Records and reports test results after performing mathematical calculations, making graphical solutions and graphical representations. Communicate with project managers, project engineers, client representatives, contractor’s representative and others as applicable regarding the material requirements and test results. Tabulate, prepare, and submit data and observation in the form of written and digital reports as work is performed. Maintain and clean equipment, tools, and work areas. You will need to be in good physical condition and be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or GED may be required. Helpful courses include Math, English, Chemistry, and basic computer skills. Laboratory technician certifications include ACI Strength Testing, ACI Aggregate Testing, ATTI Soils and Aggregate, ATTI Asphalt, and National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET).

Controller

The controller position is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards. Individual over accounts payable, accounts receivable. Maintains the chart of account and financial statements for organization.

Crusher Operator / Mechanic

Inspects, repairs, and maintains crusher. Performs skilled mechanical diagnosis, maintenance and repair work on plants and other supporting facilities. Uses hand tools, power tools, hoists, cranes, welding equipment, measuring, and testing equipment. Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment, using electrical and electronic test equipment. Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problems or repair machines. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. Previous construction related experience highly preferred.

Diesel Mechanic

This position involves skilled work in the operation of performing all maintenance activities and tasks including shop and field preventive and predictive maintenance on mobile and stationary equipment, light vehicles, support, and auxiliary equipment.  The operator is responsible for the safe operation of the equipment which includes daily inspections, fueling, oiling, and cleaning of the equipment.  Good communication skills are helpful in performing this job. Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems used in the production field. Must be able to analyze operational mechanical problems on all plant equipment & take corrective action. Make necessary corrective and running adjustments to maintain maximum production & quality products. Must posse knowledge of all plant equipment. 

Driller

The position of Driller is an operational role within Cardross Mining. A Driller has an integral role to ensure that the drill rigs, machinery, equipment, and other resources are effectively operated to optimize the profitability of the company's site operations. Needs a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of one to two years mining experience.  A plus to have some blasting and/or lab experience to help you understand the results of the job.  Helpful high school courses are Math, English, science, and Auto Shop.

Drone Pilot

Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are used to collect and gather information used for land and archaeological surveying, aerial photography and many more tasks. Drone pilots operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). They fly drones that range in size from those smaller than a computer mouse to some that are 44-feet long and have a 115-foot wingspan. Drone pilots are also known as unmanned aerial vehicle pilots, unmanned aircraft pilots, and unmanned aircraft systems operators. Opportunities are available throughout the world. Needs a bachelor’s degree and earn a pilot's license and a remote pilot certificate. Must be at least 16 years old; be able to read, speak, write, and understand English; be in good physical and mental condition to safely operate a small UAS; and pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam at a FAA-approved knowledge testing center. In high school helpful courses physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Electricians

Electricians install and maintain electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems. You will be required to electrical hand and power tools, plus electrical test equipment.  Must have knowledge of Alternating Current (AC) and direct Current (DC), electrical theory and be able to work from schematics and blueprints. Requires at least a high school diploma or GED and experience in maintenance, electrical construction, instrumentation, or another associate electrical field.  Helpful high school courses:  Math, Physics, Drafting, Auto Shop, computer Science and any other opportunities that provide a background in electronics.  Trade schools and the U.S. Military branches provide excellent technical training for this field.

Environmental Manager

An environmental manager is responsible for water, soil, and air monitoring procedures, and filling out the required reports, implementing environmental programs that include reclamation and water management. In addition, you will guide on-site environmental tours and inspections. You will need a college degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Geohydrology, Metallurgy, Geology, Chemistry, or Resource Management. In addition, you may need one to two years’ experience in the mining industry. Helpful high school courses are English, Chemistry, Earth and Biological Science, Computer Science, and Math.

 Sydney S. - Vulcan Materials Company Mountain West Division  Environmental Specialist

Sydney S. - Vulcan Materials Company Mountain West Division

Environmental Specialist

Environmental Technician 

An environmental technician conducts water, soil, and air monitoring activities. You will be responsible for computer data entry and the proper documentation of your activities. You will interact with all kinds of people on the mine site, as well as State and Federal regulatory personnel. This is an entry-level position that may advance to Environmental Specialist or Engineer or Environmental Manager. You will need a high school diploma or equivalent with one to two years’ experience in the mining industry. You will need to be in good physical condition and have good verbal and written communication skills. To advance you will need a college degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, or Resource Management. Helpful high school courses are Math, English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Computer Science, and Typing.

 Tyler N. - Madison Granite  Account Specialist / Equipment Operator

Tyler N. - Madison Granite

Account Specialist / Equipment Operator

Equipment Operator 

This position involves skilled work in the operation of various heavy-duty construction equipment.  The operator is responsible for the safe operation of the equipment which includes daily inspections, fueling, oiling, and cleaning of the equipment.  Good communication skills are helpful in performing this job.  Operate various types of equipment which may include but not limited to 980 G Front Wheel Loader, 988 G Front Wheel Loader, 775 E Haul Truck, 14 H Blade, & L 48 Kubota Grading Tractor. Employers are looking for at least a high school education, plus training. Often training begins on the job, starting on light equipment and moving up. There are also apprenticeships available that last 3 or 4 years. There are also schools that teach practical experience for operating heavy machinery.


 Brandon T. - CEMEX  Northern Arizona District Manager

Brandon T. - CEMEX

Northern Arizona District Manager

General Manager 

The general manager directs and coordinates activities of one or more departments, such as engineering, operations or sales, or a major division of the business organization and aids chief administrative officers in formulating and administering organization policies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers. Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Bachelors or Master’s degree or equivalent to years’ experience or training; prior engineering, finance, or production management experience, preferably in a mining/manufacturing environment.


Geologist 

The general manager directs and coordinates activities of one or more departments, such as engineering, operations or sales, or a major division of the business organization and aids chief administrative officers in formulating and administering organization policies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers. Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Bachelors or Master’s degree or equivalent to years’ experience or training; prior engineering, finance, or production management experience, preferably in a mining/manufacturing environment.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic 

This position involves skilled work in the operation of various heavy-duty construction equipment.  The operator is responsible for the safe operation of the equipment which includes daily inspections, fueling, oiling, and cleaning of the equipment.  Good communication skills are helpful in performing this job. Must be able to analyze operational mechanical problems on all plant equipment & take corrective action. Make necessary corrective and running adjustments to maintain maximum production & quality products. Perform, daily day-to-day responsibilities, such as cleaning and minor detailing of vehicles, check/fill/change fluids.  Inspection of filters, hoses, belts, and other hood component compartments.  Perform safety and quality checks; perform brake service and being able to check on all diesel vehicle/equipment systems. Ordering parts or supplies as needed. A heavy equipment operator should possess a high school diploma as the minimum educational criteria. Degrees or courses from vocational schools in construction equipment operation and maintenance add an extra edge. Helpful high school courses include Math, Auto Shop, Welding, computer Science, and English.  Attend a trade school for diesel equipment repair.

Human Resources 

Maintaining and enhancing the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate problem solving; great communication skills; Interpersonal Skills; oral and written communication skills. The goal is to promote corporate values and enable business success through human resources management, including job design, recruitment, performance management, training & development, employment cycle changes, talent management, and facilities management services. Employers are looking for a college degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Resources, or a related field, and six to ten years’ experience working in a human resource environment. Helpful high school courses are English, speech and Computer Science.

 
 Deissy A. - Vulcan Materials Company Mountain West Division  Sales Manager

Deissy A. - Vulcan Materials Company Mountain West Division

Sales Manager

 Gary and Angela S. - Southwest Asphalt / Fiber Force by ABC polymer  Sales Managers

Gary and Angela S. - Southwest Asphalt / Fiber Force by ABC polymer

Sales Managers

 

Hydrologist

Measure the properties of bodies of water, such as volume and stream flow. Collect water and soil samples to test for certain properties, such as the pH or pollution levels. Analyze data on the environmental impacts of pollution, erosion, drought, and other problems. Hydrologists analyze how water influences the surrounding environment and how changes to the environment influence the quality and quantity of water. They can use their expertise to solve problems concerning water quality and availability. Hydrologists who enter the occupation at the bachelor’s level have an education in a related subject that is not specific to hydrological issues, such as engineering; but for most jobs, hydrologists need a master’s degree with a focus in the natural sciences. Hydrologists may need a license in some states.

Information Systems Manager 

 An information systems manager is responsible for the operation of all computer hardware and software on the mine site.  In addition, you will provide new or updated programming via development or purchase, training and troubleshooting for personnel on hardware and software, and you will enforce company computer policy. You will need to be able to work with all types of people and be good at solving problems. need a college degree in Computer Science or related field. You will also need two to five years’ experience working with information (computer) systems.  Helpful high school courses are Math, Computer Science, English, and Business Machines.


 Justin W. - Cemex  Logistics Manager

Justin W. - Cemex

Logistics Manager

Maintenance Planner

 The basic goal of planning and scheduling is avoiding delay. The role of the Maintenance Planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labor, parts and material, and equipment access. You need a high school diploma, or GED, trade school or a degree in Mechanical Engineering for this position.  Helpful high school courses include Math, English, auto shop and computers.


Metallurgist

 Metallurgists develop and manufacture metal items and structures that range from tiny precision-made components to huge engineering parts. Metallurgists usually specialize in a specific area such as process, chemical or structural metallurgy. The primary objective of metallurgy is to produce metals and products from alloys, which are structurally strong, yet flexible. It is also vital for preventing corrosion, fatigue, and breakdowns in metal products, which can be caused by exposure to adverse climates and inhospitable environments. A college degree in needed in Metallurgical Engineering.  Helpful high school courses: Math, chemistry, Physics, English, and Computer Science.

Metallurgy Technician

Metallurgy can be either extractive (removes product from rock) or physical (combines different minerals or elements together to make a final product). A metallurgical technician monitors the process system to optimize production while minimizing costs. You will learn to keep daily, monthly, and yearly production records and reports. You will need a high school diploma or GED. You will need to be in good physical condition and have good verbal and written communication skills. To become a metallurgist, you will need a college degree in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering. Helpful high school courses include Ma.th, English, Chemistry; Physics, and Computer Science.

Mine Engineer 

Mining engineers ensure that underground resources such as minerals, metals, oil, and gas are extracted safely and efficiently. Typical job responsibilities include: producing models or plans for possible mining sites. planning and implementing extraction systems. Design open-pit and underground mines. Supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground operations. Devise methods for transporting minerals to processing plants. Required Education. Mining engineers need at least a bachelor's degree to find a job and many research positions require a master's degree or doctorate. Some courses that students need to take cover geology, mining operation, mine design, metallurgy, and environmental reclamation, among others.

Process Operator 

Process Operators oversee and manage the full production process of a manufacturing plant or other industrial facility. They monitor equipment to ensure the quality, efficiency, and safety of the plant. Detail-oriented with proficiency for accuracy, successful Process Operators use reason and logic to solve mechanical and chemical problems. They are dependable and persistent, and work well as part of a team. Requirement: High School diploma or GED; Experience operating heavy industrial equipment/processes; Experience with basic hand/power tools; Basic computer skills.  Helpful high school courses include Math, English, Computer Science, and Shop.


 Alex B. - CEMEX  Project Manager

Alex B. - CEMEX

Project Manager

Project Manager

Project manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, executive, control, and completion of project, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments, and goals of the organization. Main job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on. Project managers may work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as other departments for support. Being a project manager is a trade, after all, and there are many trade schools and universities that offer a course of study resulting in a degree. Beyond academia there is certification. A certification called Project Management Professional (PMP), which has become the primary certification for professionals in the field of project management. Courses that are helpful would be Business, Accounting, Management. Project management is a growing field, rife with opportunities for well-organized individuals.


Purchasing Agent

The following job description represents a multi-skilled job classification. This multi-skilled job classification includes the skills of a Purchasing Agent. Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department. Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders. Performs work with a constant awareness of improving processes necessary for growth. Uses extensive knowledge and skill to take calculated risks and does so confidently and successfully. High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum two years purchasing related experience or have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the above-mentioned tasks. Must have knowledge of QuickBooks or similar software. Position requires individual to have a valid Driver’s License to be insured. Mining experience a plus. Must have the ability to forecast a part’s or material’s cost, availability, and suitability for its intended purpose. Helpful high school courses include Math, English, speech, computer science, Accounting, and Business.


 Paul G. Jr. - Lehigh Hanson  Quality Control Manager

Paul G. Jr. - Lehigh Hanson

Quality Control Manager

Quality Control Technician

This position involves the sampling & testing of all aggregate products, to provide quality assurance that all materials produced meet product specifications for state, local, & customer requirements. Monitor operations to ensure that they meet production standards. Recommend adjustments to the assembly or production process. Inspect, test, or measure materials or products being produced; Discuss inspection results with those responsible for products. The Quality Departments exist as an audit function within the mining field. High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions and ability to follow company production and safety procedures


Refiner

A refiner is responsible for the operation of all equipment used in the refining process. You will learn how to mix fluxes, know the various methods of extracting the product, know how to operate the furnace, pour, and mark the bars, and you will need to be able to tolerate extreme heat. You will be expected to troubleshoot any problems that arise and to keep accurate records of production. You will need to work with minimal supervision and be self-motivated. To become a refiner, you will need a high school diploma or equivalent and receive on-the-job training. You will also need to satisfactorily complete a stringent background check. You will need to be able to communicate effectively in writing.  Physical work is required so you will need to be in good physical condition. Helpful high school courses include Math, English, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physical Education, and Shop.

Safety Coordinator

The Safety Coordinator conducts all aspects of safety training, performs workplace inspections, reviews safety data sheets, and conducts industrial hygiene monitoring. You will maintain safety records of all employees as well as reports required for State Industrial Insurance, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), State Mine Inspectors and the company. This job may lead to that of a Safety Manager position. You will need to have a high school diploma, and one year or more experience in mining. You will need to have computer knowledge, be certified as an MSHA Instructor, be certified as a First Responder, and be willing to continue to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). A four-year degree in Occupational Health and Safety is preferred. Other helpful knowledge could be gained by becoming an emergency volunteer. Helpful high school courses include Math, Science, English, Chemistry, Psychology, and Computer Science.

Sample Prep Technician

A sample prep technician processes samples from the mine by splitting, drying, crushing, and pulverizing them to the consistency of talcum powder without cross contamination of samples. This requires the operation and maintenance of small crushers and pulverizes. You may also be required to do computer data entry. To assume the duties of a Sample Prep Technician you will need a high school diploma or GED and other on-the-job-training. You will also need to be in good physical condition. This is an entry-level position and advances to other positions in the Assay Lab. Helpful high school courses include Math, English, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

Security Guard

As a security guard you will protect and safeguard mine site employees, secure any company assets against loss, and be responsible for recording the entry and departure of all individuals to the site. In addition, you will monitor activities in various locations around the mine site through electronic and visual surveillance. You will also be required to assist in life threatening situations. You will have to communicate with all areas of the mine site both verbally and in writing and demonstrate sound judgment. You will need a high school diploma or GED, and you may require previous experience or training in a security position. You might take law enforcement training from a vocational school or community college. You will be required to obtain advanced first aid training as a First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician. You may also be required to obtain hazard training and emergency response training. Helpful high school courses include English, Math, Computer Science, and Physical Education.

Surveyor

A surveyor provides all sorts of information to personnel on a mine site. The information may include the locations of ore and waste, buildings, fences, or power lines. You may be called upon to locate underground utilities, historic underground workings, drill bits stuck in drill holes, or just to survey elevations of de-watering wells or other features around the mine site. To be a Chief Surveyor you will need a degree in surveying from a college certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET), or you may have an engineering degree with a surveying emphasis. Entry-level positions also exist on a mine survey crew, but advancement is limited without a degree. Recommended high school courses are Math, Drafting, Computer Science, and English.

Welder

As a welder in the minerals industry, you might work on many types of equipment from light vehicles to large crushers or plant equipment. You will generally work in either Mobile Maintenance or Crusher Maintenance. In either department, you will be required to identify and document welding-related problems, communicate the problems through channels, and solve the problem in a safe manner. You must be able to perform the majority of required welding repair jobs and use all tools and equipment properly. You may have the opportunity to be task trained in operating the equipment as well. You will need a high school diploma and about one to two years’ experience with welding. You must be able to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Helpful high school courses are Math, English, Auto Shop, Welding and Computer science. You might consider a trade school to learn welding.

Welder Fitter

As a welder fitter in the minerals industry, you will work on many types of equipment from light vehicles to large crushers or plant equipment. You will be required to identify and document welding-related problems, communicate the problems through channels, and solve the problem in a safe manner. You must be able to perform the required welding repair jobs and use all tools and equipment properly. Duties would include: Ability to read a tape measure and blueprints, weld heavy I beam, Channel, tube, and plate in a structural steel type setting, weld using wire feed machines .035/.045 hardwire and .045/ 1/16 dual shield wire. Experience and knowledge with shears, band saws, press breaks, oxy/acetylene torch and working in an open-air shop with overhead cranes. You must be able to work well with others, communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Helpful high school courses are Math, English, Auto Shop, Welding and Computer science. You might consider a trade school to learn welding.

 

 

 

Resources:

Minerals Education Coalition, https://mineralseducationcoalition.org/

Arizona Rock Products Human Resources and Community Relations Committee’s, http://www.azrockproducts.org/