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Maintenance General Foreman in Painesville, OH at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 5/29/2020

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Supervise underground/ surface mining and shipping activities to ensure goals are met while schedules, efficiency, and safety are maintained.


  • Promotes safe work practices and conditions. Strives to minimize the number of mine accidents. Monitors/enforces safety training activity to see that weekly safety meetings are relevant. Monitors task training and J.S.A.’s to see they are kept up to date. Evaluates accident investigation reports and makes recommendations to help stop reoccurrence. Follows up to see that corrective action is taken when needed. Reviews all aspects of the operation to make sure that Company Safety Policy, State and Federal law are observed.
  • Directly supervises Maintenance department foreman.
  • Coordinates with other members of the maintenance/operations staff to project short and midrange production/maintenance schedules, manpower needs, and operational requirements.
  • Executes weekly production/ maintenance targets based on site schedules.
  • Monitors all underground/surface activities (Mining and Maintenance). Strives to hold schedule compliance to a minimum of 80%; determines bottle necks and opportunities to improve upon them. Prepares daily reporting on scheduled tasks in accordance with KPI’s determined by Maintenance Manager.
  • Strives to create a positive employee relations climate by supervising in a consistent, fair manner. Reviews the performance of employees as scheduled.
  • Reviews scheduled maintenance work orders with shift Maintenance Foreman. Ensures required kitting is available for tasks assigned through week. Ensures corrective action in motion for deficiencies observed. Makes recommendations to Maintenance Manager as to key equipment improvements and long-term correction strategies.
  • Consulting with Maintenance foreman and Engineering Department to ensure reliability program and policies (MEWP) are being completed correctly. Personally inspects items of concern/unexplained downtime. Initiates corrective action.
  • Administers his/her areas of responsibility within the constraints of Company Policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Assists foreman with contract interpretation and with the resolution of disputes and grievances.
  • Based on the recommendation of foreman, evaluates the need for support equipment training or maintenance skills training for MTC hourly employees. Communicates this need to the Maintenance Manager.
  • Working with Maintenance Manager; ensures maintenance cyclical structure is being completed in accordance to Mine/Maintenance Plan. Ensures planned equipment repairs are completed in specified time; if not, address challenge with planners. Corrective actions completed with planning/scheduling to prevent repetitive challenges.
  • Presents root cause analysis (RCA) findings to Maintenance Manager/ Chief Engineer. Describes improvements for required with cost justifications.
  • Monitors basic maintenance supplies (steel, fittings, bolts, etc); orders as required with Storeroom Manager.
  • Responsible for conveyor belt stationary drive maintenance. Monitors belt conveyor inventory levels; describes requirements to Maintenance.
  • Attends key site scheduling and planning meetings; provides feedback and input into scheduling work flow. Works with Operations General Foremen to ensure all equipment preparations for maintenance work is completed on assigned shifts.
  • Performs routine mine inspections entering required notifications for corrective actions.
  • Ensures the EH&S policy and procedures are properly communicated to employees, visitors and contractors and followed.
  • Serves as liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • Aligns foreman KPI’s to site targets and companywide strategic road paths for success
  • Completes corrective actions as required with salary and unionized employees as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Five to ten years’ experience in the mining industry preferably with mine foreman ore supervisory experience
  • Experience dealing with people on the front line; preferably in unionized environments.
  • Preferably some specialized course in supervision and handling people
  • Must have active certification from the State of Ohio -UNDERGROUND SALT MINE FOREMAN (3yr license with Blasting Privileges, Ventilation and Ground Control plan approval, designation from ATF as RESPONSBILE PERSON, and 30CFR designated Competent person).

Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.



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