Covia is a leading supplier of minerals and material solutions to the industrial and energy markets. The formation of Covia in 2018 is the most recent of many significant milestones in our shared history. Built from the merging of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corporation, 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 Operator who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its Crane, TX location. The Operator is accountable to ensure the safe and productive operation of the drying and screening process equipment including conveyors, bucket elevators, mineral separators, screens, fans, and dryers to transfer sand through the plant to product silos while ensuring the products are within specification. This position is on a 1 week on/1 week off rotation.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:


  • Comply with applicable MSHA regulations as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and procedures applying to the worker or person that are part of a safety and health management system for the mine
  • If the worker has information that other persons need to know to fulfil their obligations or duties under the CFR, or to protect themselves from the risk of injury or illness, to give the information to the other persons
  • Take any other reasonable and necessary course of action to ensure anyone is not exposed to an unacceptable level of risk
  • Work or carry out the worker's activities in a way that does not expose the worker or someone else to an unacceptable level of risk
  • Ensure, to the extent of the responsibilities and duties allocated to the worker or person, that the work and activities under the worker's control, supervision, or leadership is conducted in a way that does not expose the worker or person or someone else to an unacceptable level of risk
  • To the extent of the worker's or person's involvement, to participate in and conform to the risk management practices of the operation
  • Comply with instructions given for safety and health of persons by the mine operator or a supervisor at them operation
  • Work at the operation only if the worker is in a fit condition to carry out the work without affecting the safety and health of others
  • Not do anything willfully or recklessly that might adversely affect the safety and health of someone else at the operation


  • Adhere to site procedures and instructions given by supervisors
  • Operate equipment in a safe manner which is most efficient and reduces damage, downtime, and quality
  • issues
  • Complete required paperwork in an orderly, accurate, and professional fashion
  • Assist with any continuous improvement projects as necessary
  • Perform all other duties as needed or assigned


  • Perform pre-shift and routine equipment and area inspections; maintain safe work environments in the
  • screen house
  • Brush appropriate screens before startup
  • Perform systematic startup of blowers, waste water system, screens, conveyors, dryers and elevators
  • Inspect equipment to ensure operating safely within parameters
  • Ensure sand flows through screens to product bins
  • Collect and process samples, record results and change operating parameters as required
  • Check and maintain communications with Wet Plant, Loadout, loader operators, and Management as
  • Maintain housekeeping in screen house.
  • Ignite burners, startup feeders for dryers
  • Ensure sand is dried properly through dryers via gauges and visual inspection
  • Obtain, run and record moisture samples as required
  • Communicate with Front End Loader Operator to identify potential feed issues to dryers: high moisture
  • content; rocks; blockages; conveyor problems; etc.
  • Ensure screen house equipment is properly shut down at end of shift if required, area is inspected, and any
  • problems are reported to management.

The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • Literacy in English, both written and spoken required
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Demonstrated experience contributing within a team of professionals to deliver against set targets
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety with previous experience in identifying and managing risks
  • Ability to operate computer programs
  • Technical training in pumps, computer systems, conveyors, or similar


  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental
  • 401K with company matching and fixed annual contributions
  • Vacation + Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance
  • 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, age, disability, or veteran status.

The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.

An Equal Opportunity Employer



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