Lab Technician

Fairmount Santrol Wedron , IL 60557

Posted 2 weeks ago

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.


  • Truck/Rail loading and operating scales

  • Perform laboratory tests according to prescribed standards to determine product quality

  • Utilizing various computer applications to compile, record and report test results

  • Generating and completing paperwork for bulk orders

  • Following Fairmount, MSHA and OSHA safety standards at all times

  • Working in a physically demanding work environment

  • Ability to collect, interpret, analyze, and present data

  • Willingness to work overtime and cover off shifts


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, focus in Excel

  • Basic mathematics, computer skills, statistical analysis and particle size distributions

  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate daily loading tasks

  • Creating and following laboratory testing procedures

  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience preferred but not required


  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits - medical, vision, dental

  • 401K with company matching and fixed annual contributions

  • Vacation

  • Paid Holidays
  • Disability, Life / AD&D, and Long Term Care Insurances

  • Employee Assistance Program

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, gender expression, age, disability, or military service or reserve or veteran status.

The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Lab Technician

Fairmount Santrol