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Quality Assurance Engineer (Silica Mine) Overton, NV


Overton, NV, US, 89040

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Responsible for the safe and efficient, day-to-day operations of the Analytical Lab. Facilitates and or participates in developing, implementing, and maintaining quality assurance and quality control related programs.  Coordinates all daily functions of the QA/QC program and oversees the blending of ore at the mine. Assure Lab procedures and SOP’s are followed. Statistical and processing knowledge are used to develop mine planning and ore control to meet product specifications.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect samples in various areas of the property for PSD and chemical analysis.
  • Ensure that prescribed protocols for sample collection and prep is followed.
  • Conducts daily particle size distribution (PSD) and XRF chemical analysis on silica sand samples from the Mine, Mill, Dryer and other process areas.
  • Maintain accurate reports of analytical determinations performed and results obtained; interpret and evaluate all reports.
  • Compile quality assurance lab reports and present information to Customers and key stakeholders
  • Oversee reporting of analytical results in a timely and professional manner.
  • Coordinate plant and laboratory equipment calibration and certification programs.
  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  • Understand and comply with all company and MSHA safety policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure compliance to state, federal, and local regulations
  • Proficient in using Word, Excel and Outlook, familiarity in statistically analysis functions

Typical Education

Formal education in mineral science, chemistry, geology or other related field is preferred.

Relevant Experience

2+ years related experience and/or training

Job Requisition ID: 6390

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Silica Mine - Overton 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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