Operations Intern at Covia Corp

Covia Corp
Guion, AR 72540

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Learn, and adhere to, the safety principles of Unimin including PPE, MSHA regulation, industrial hygiene, workplace inspections, etc.
  • Work with the Mine Superintendent and Mine Supervisor to gain a basic understanding of mining processes; including drilling, blasting, haulage, surveying, sampling, etc.
  • Work with the Plant Superintendent and Shift Supervisors to gain a basic understanding of grinding, flotation, drying, screening, and loading
  • Work with the Quality Control Supervisor to gain a basic understanding of quality control, sampling, data management, reporting, continuous improvement, etc.
  • Work with the Environmental Supervisor to gain a basic understanding of permitting, regulatory requirements and reporting, reclamation, etc.
  • Work with the Maintenance Supervisor to gain a basic understanding of preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, purchasing, scheduling, etc.
  • Assist the salaried staff as needed to address technical problems and/or projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering (mining, mechanical, industrial, chemical, etc.) or a related field of study from an accredited university
  • Interested in developing a career in Operations
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to think logically and communicate ideas with others
  • Willingness to interact and thrive in a diverse group dynamic
  • Demonstrate analytical and business skills

Locations of Internships:

Alpha Detroit, MI

Crane/Kermit, TX

Guion, AR

Junction City, GA

Marston, NC

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Tamms, IL

Tunnel City, WI

Utica, IL

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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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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