Heavy Equipment Operator

Covia Corp.

Kermit, TX

Covia is a leading supplier of minerals and material solutions to the industrial and energy markets. 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.

COVIA IS COMMITTED TO EMBRACING AND PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (D&I) WHERE WE WORK, WITH WHOM WE DO BUSINESS, AND WHERE WE LIVE.  We strive to create an inclusive culture where diversity is valued and respected and where all feel included and engaged. We are intentional in our efforts to bring Team Members together and create opportunities to contribute their unique skills, experiences, and perspectives in the pursuit of Covia’s business growth objectives.  Enabling all Team Members to perform at their best while being themselves is fundamental to the Clearly Covia Values and Culture.

Covia is looking for a dynamic Heavy Equipment Operator who will have a positive impact on the Operational team at its Kermit, TX location.  As a Heavy Equipment Operator, you will primarily provide a continuous feed to the plant’s dryers or wet process via a Front-End Loader and perform additional duties that require heavy equipment to perform. This position is on a 1 week on/1 week off rotation.


The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities:

  • Load and feed sand to the wash plant or the dryer
  • Moves excess material throughout the plant site
  • Load and carry sand to grizzly or haul truck
  • Maintains haul roads
  • Maintains slurry pumps
  • Performs basic daily checks of mobile equipment
  • Performs daily area checks
  • Operates the following mobile equipment (Front End Loaders, Haul trucks, Skid Steer, Water Truck, Sweeper)
  • Perform all other duties as needed or assigned


The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good English communication skills - written and verbal
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Heavy Machinery Operator experience preferred
  • Prefer previous work experience in mining operations
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety with previous experience in identifying and managing risks
  • Computer working experience
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts



  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits – medical, vision, dental
  • 401K with company matching
  • 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, age, disability, or veteran status.


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

An Equal Opportunity Employer