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The Geologist-Materials Engineer position is responsible in assisting in the Exploration and Investigation of Clay and Industrial Mineral Raw Materials that could be used in the manufacturing of Ceramic Tile Products.
Position has multiple Geologist, Mine Engineering, Ceramic Engineering and Quality assessment roles to secure and validate ceramic raw material sourcing. Primary objective is to have a hands on experience with field work, lab work and ceramic processing functions to fully assess mineral selection. Will produce studies of variations and structure of subsurface formations to locate and evaluate industrial mineral deposits. Examines mineral quality, purity and properties for mining feasibility, material purchases and use in ceramic tile manufacturing processes. Estimates depth, quality and extent of deposits and economical reserves. Prepares geological maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, and reports concerning mineral extraction, land use, and resource management, using results of field work and laboratory research. Interprets research data and recommends further study or actions using a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures including:
+ Carries out investigation and research of Geological and Ceramic Production topics through Internet and available resources
+ Interfaces with a variety of academic, corporate and local sources to identify mineral prospects
+ Utilizes knowledge of Geological Resources, Mining Software, Topographic and Mapping resources to locate material sources
+ Works with direct Core Drilling Crews, prepares Core Logs and collects samples of ceramic mineral prospects
+ Participates and works with Laboratory personnel investigating mineralogical, chemical and physical analysis of materials
+ Conducts testing activities of ceramic tile materials and products to assure structural, function and process requirements
+ Conducts Geological Field work and mapping studies at various industrial minerals sites
+ Presents reports of the studies carried out and effectively conveys solutions to internal audiences
+ Travels for sample collection and work with Landowners to obtain permission for exploration campaigns
+ Travels to other company locations\prospect sites and works with a variety of Geologist, Mine Engineers, Plant Lab, Technical, Operations Management Staffs and Vendors or Contractors
+ Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and effectively communicate needed actions
+ Performs other related duties as required.
**Education and Knowledge:**
+ Requires completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or Mine Engineering or Ceramic Engingeering
+ Candidates pursuing higher degrees or Professional Geologist certification are encouraged.
+ 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
+ Past experience in related roles considered a plus.
+ Presents verbal and written information and ideas clearly and effectively.
+ Works well under tight time constraints.
+ Maintains a high attention to detail while working with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
+ Understands interrelationships between applications and business processes.
+ Develops and implements appropriate reports and metrics.
+ Develops relationships with key functional groups.
+ Identifies issues, problems and opportunities while maintaining effectiveness in changing environment.
+ Manages multiple priorities and complicated tasks while achieving deadlines.
+ Monitors departmental compliance with applicable local rules and regulation.
+ Follows all Company policies and procedures.
+ Computer literate with Microsoft Operating system and Office products.
**Other Pertinent Job Information:**
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The associate is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The associate may sit, climb or balance, talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this position includes close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, career opportunities, and an environment of creativity and growth.
Company Match on 401k
Employee Purchase Discount
**Dal-Tile is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your Service!** **Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.**
**Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant (** **EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled** **).**
**Job ID** _2016-28885_
**FLSA Status** _Exempt_
**Business Site** _US_ _-_ _TX_ _-_ _DALLAS_
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