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Careers with GMA | Careers in Abrasive blasting and waterjet cutting USA

GMA exists to serve our customers and support our employees.  Indeed, GMA’s position today was built through the hard work and dedication of our employees.  Our commitment to the well-being of our employees, to their safety at work, and to their career development, is reflected in the number of long-serving team members – many of whom have been with us for more than 20 years.  

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Career opportunities at our mining operations in Alder, Montana: 

Commercial Finance Manager

Summary

The Commercial Finance Manager is responsible for the financial stewardship of Mining USA in accordance with Company policies, IFRS accounting standards, all applicable federal and state laws, the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations. Further, this role will provide commercial and financial analysis and advice to key internal stakeholders when assessing business improvement initiatives.

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Accounting, finance and/or business degree with excellent academic results 
  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior position in an accounting role, including prior experience in a business of comparable complexity 
  • Experience in assessing, negotiating and implementing commercial contracts 
  • Previous experience in the mining industry is preferable 
  • Strong audit or financial reporting background with a solid understanding of accounting standards and concepts 
  • Exposure to the preparation of tax returns 
  • Financial & business modelling skills in Excel 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as you will be in regular liaison with key stakeholders across the business 
  • ERP and financial systems literacy 
  • Initiative and self-motivation 

Maintenance Manager

Summary

The Maintenance Manager serves as the leader to support all maintenance activity. Establishes standardized maintenance processes and leads improvement activities. Develops best practices in predictive and preventive maintenance programs. Supports equipment installations, repairs, and upgrades. Develops and implements training and development programs to build and maintain skill levels of associates involved in equipment maintenance, repair, and installation.

Duties/ Responsibilities \include a wide range of activities including, but not limited to: 
  • Organizing, implementing and directing the activities of the maintenance department at the mine-site to establish effective maintenance management systems and achieve “superior” maintenance standards
  • Developing and managing the maintenance budget
  • Ensuring all activities in the maintenance department follow environment and safety legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines and ISO standards
  • Establishing a positive working environment by conducting and participating in activities that contribute to an effective working relationship with all employees; 
  • Promoting teamwork and employee development through effective communication and implementing and monitoring performancestandards; 
  • Assuming other duties and/or responsibilities as required in response to changing circumstances and the economic and physical environment of the Company
  • Overseeing and front-line supervisory efforts to coordinate efforts between crews
  • Instilling positive safety culture and lead by example.

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Have a minimum of 5+ years of related mining experience preferably in a managerial/supervisory role
  • Possess a Journeyman's Trade certificate, or an Engineering Technologist diploma or mechanical Engineering degree; however, other combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Have knowledge of mining and processing equipment and installations, as well as, experience and intimate knowledge of safety procedures
  • Possess an understanding of various maintenance software tools
  • Can learn quickly and maintain motivation even in the face of inevitable delays, setbacks, and policy, shift and schedule changes.

Mine Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Commitment to safety, along with adherence to GMA’s Life Saving Rules andGMA’s policies and procedures
  • Commitment to GMA’s core values of Care, Trust, Teamwork and Excellence
  • Comply with GMA Mining USA and government safety, health and environmental rules, conditions and licenses
  • Comply with GMA Mining USA-issued policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all site employees, contractors and visitors comply with GMA Mining USA site rules and policies
  • Assist with continuous improvements in drilling and blasting designs with assurance of compliance to mining regulations and site standards
  • Provide high level of accurate surveying to the mining and processing operations
  • Research and advise geotechnical concerns and issues
  • Assist with the preparation of geologic and mine modeling
  • Participate in geological surveys, assessments and assay programs
  • Practice and encourage good employee/management communication and morale
  • Present a positive and professional image for GMA Mining USA
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by Management
  • Contribute actively to toolbox meetings
  • Assist with the preparation of end-of-month reports
  • Take responsibility for your own health and safety as well as that of all your co-workers.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering or related field (preferred)
  • Mine Engineer:  3-5 years’ experience preferred but not required
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with GMA Mining USA’s mining and processing operations, or similar operations
  • People management skills that encourage good communication, morale and productivity
  • Responsible attitude towards health, safety and environmental management
  • Microsoft Office skills 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Temporary Fulltime Lab Technician

Responsibilities
  • Commitment to safety, along with adherence to GMA’s Life Saving Rules and GMA’s policies and procedures
  • Commitment to GMA’s core values of Care, Trust, Teamwork and Excellence
  • Comply with Garnet USA safety, health and environmental requirements as per the Employee Handbook plus any other employee-issued policies and notices 
  • Collect production grab samples as required
  • Conduct quality control analyses of samples through use of sieves, petrographic microscope, magnetic separation and other laboratory techniques
  • Monitoring and sampling of plant and bore water in accordance with ground water license conditions
  • Maintain a database of sample details and results and prepare summaries as required
  • Conduct cleaning duties of office, laboratory and amenities and ensure adequate cleaning and associated consumables are well stocked
  • Take responsibility for your own health and safety as well as that of all your co-workers
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by your Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Completion of Lab Technician Training
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong organizational, analysis, and problem-solving skills, with an ability to multitask
  • Responsible attitude and approach towards safety and environmental management
  • Ability to develop and draft procedures, plans, and internal control systems
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Strong general and specialized computer skills, including database applications, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office suite, as well as report development
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrating sound judgement in work performed
  • Consistent work quality and performance, displaying a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail in all tasks
  • Good attendance and punctuality

Temporary Fulltime Plant Operator - Dry Process

Responsibilities 
  • Commitment to safety, along with adherence to GMA’s Life Saving Rules andGMA’s policies and procedures
  • Commitment to GMA’s core values of Care, Trust, Teamwork and Excellence
  • Safe and efficient operation of plant equipment
  • Safe and efficient operation of forklifts and skid steer to load trucks and move product
  • Safe and efficient operation of Front-End Loader to feed dry plant
  • Perform all work in a satisfactory manner as instructed by Supervisor or more senior staff
  • Promptly report any accidents, incidents or potential hazards to Supervisor or more senior staff
  • Assist with plant operation and maintenance when needed and as directed by more senior staff
  • Maintain a clean working environment
  • Present a positive and attentive image for GMA Mining USA
  • Cooperate with and be courteous to other employees
  • Comply with GMA Mining USA safety, health and environmental requirements as per the Employee Handbook plus any other employee-issued policies and procedures
  • Report immediately to the Leading Hand or more senior staff any problems with product quality, or equipment that may affect the quality or productivity of GMA Mining USA’s operations
  • Take responsibility for your own health and safety as well as that of all your co-workers
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by your Supervisor.
 
Requirements:
  • Completion of Packaging Plant Operator Training (Dry Plant Operator Training as needed)
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrating sound judgement in work performed
  • Consistent work quality and performance, displaying a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail in all tasks
  • Ability to properly follow directions and efficiently manage work time
  • Good Attendance and punctuality.

Temporary Fulltime Plant Operator - Wet Process

Responsibilities
  • Commitment to safety, along with adherence to GMA’s Life Saving Rules andGMA’s policies and procedures
  • Commitment to GMA’s core values of Care, Trust, Teamwork and Excellence
  • Safe and efficient operation of plant equipment and Front-End Loader to feed wet plant, clean up stockpiles and load trucks
  • Perform all work in a satisfactory manner as instructed by Supervisor or more senior staff
  • Promptly report any accidents, incidents or potential hazards to Supervisor or more senior staff
  • Assist with plant operation and maintenance when needed and as directed by more senior staff
  • Maintain a clean working environment
  • Present a positive and attentive image for GMA Mining USA
  • Cooperate with and be courteous to other employees
  • Report immediately to the Leading Hand or more senior staff any problems with product quality, or equipment that may affect the quality or productivity of GMA Mining USA’s operations
  • Take responsibility for your own health and safety as well as that of all your co-workers
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by your Supervisor.

Requirements 
  • Completion of Wet Process Operator Training
  • Able to perform thorough walk-through of the plant to learn what to listen for, be aware of, and what to look for.  Good understanding of how often to do this and establish a routine
  • Be able to identify a problem in the plant and notify responsible person of any issues
  • Relieve loader operator or plant operator as needed, depending on competency
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrating sound judgement in work performed
  • Consistent work quality and performance, displaying a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail in all tasks
  • Ability to properly follow directions and efficiently manage work time
  • Good Attendance and Punctuality.
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