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Compass Minerals America Inc. Engineer, Asset Integration & Management in Overland Park, Kansas


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Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading global provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature’s challenges for customers and communities. The company’s salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition products help improve the quality and yield of crops, while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, the company is pursuing development of a sustainable lithium brine resource to support the North American battery market and is a minority owner of Fortress North America, a next-generation fire retardant company. Compass Minerals operates 12 production and packaging facilities with nearly 2,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit compassminerals.com for more information about the company and its products.

Summary: The primary purpose of the role is to deliver a well-defined asset management and governance framework, aligned in accordance with corporate strategic objectives. Achieved through the life cycle optimization and best-practice of asset maintenance, operational process control, and defect elimination. Additionally, a key function of this role is to provide specialist capability for the development and delivery of a business intelligence platform, through data management, advanced analytics, and cognitive solutions, underpinned by continuous improvement methodology to facilitate a culture of business valued data-driven decision-making.

Essential Job Functions: Include but are not limited to the following:

(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Reliability Engineering (enterprise-wide)

  • Develop and establish a formal platform, in close collaboration with stakeholders, to identify improvement opportunities and formulate action plans to ensure excellence in safety, maintenance, and engineering best-practices is achieved/sustained

  • Develop, establish, and manage an interactive “Operational Actions” process within a cloud-based accessible reporting system. Emphasis on providing transparency and history of defined site operational actions

  • Develop, establish, and manage an interactive defect elimination process within a cloud-based accessible reporting system. Emphasis on tracking current and historic asset and operational process capability

  • Develop and establish an interactive asset audit / status platform to provide visibility and history of assets

  • Model and determine the effectiveness/compliance of an established asset strategy in line with corporate requirements and industry accepted best-practice, namely:

  • Asset Commercial profile, plan vs. actual (Expenditure, service life, TCO)

  • Asset Resource profile, plan vs. actual (Engaged resources including plant, equipment, and personnel)

  • Asset Operational profile, plan vs. actual (Work Management System compliance and modelled Operational capability)

  • Asset Maintenance profile, plan vs. actual (Work Management System compliance and modelled Asset life cycle)

  • Model and monitor the effectiveness of actual asset performance vs. OEM name plate recommendation (i.e., OEE, Rate variation and comparative benchmark evaluation)

  • Model and monitor the effectiveness of operational process control and resource allocation via the MTBF and MTTR indices

  • Lead/coach stakeholders on best-practice and sustainable asset and process performance indices profiling (Target / KPI ownership)

  • Lead/coach stakeholders on best-practice and sustainable asset and process performance defect elimination (Performance / Delay ownership)

Business Intelligence (enterprise-wide)

  • In collaboration with stakeholders, clearly establish the Process and Asset Value Stream Maps (VSM), delineated by representative block diagrams

  • In collaboration with stakeholders, clearly define the required business expectation indices/KPI’s for both Process and Asset

  • Lead stakeholders in data analytics development journey, ensuring the implementation of best-practice to achieve sustained data-driven decision making and critical thinking, within the framework of:

  • Developing data models, data analytics and visualization statistical tools, to support performance audits, data mining, asset profiling, validation evaluation, ad-hoc performance query, and supporting data applications in defining business forecast objectives

  • Maintaining a collaborative input affiliation with available data source environment managers, ensuring that the repository structure aligns with the desired model and business requirements

  • Identifying and communicating potential value adding business critical opportunities, based on standardized/consistent referenced analytics models

  • Develop and manage the effective implementation of cloud-based process and asset value stream reporting automation within each business unit, and across the wider business

  • Proactively engage all other aspects of the business function to provide stakeholders a more holistic insight into the organization, e.g. modelling performance in safety, environmental, human resources, sales, etc.


  • This role will require campaigns of travel, potentially with long-duration stays (4-6 weeks) at our operations to evaluate, build required systems, and implement required changes.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Demonstrated strengths in statistical modelling and statistical process control

  • Strong familiarity and with database management

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation communication skills required

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to build rapport

  • Demonstrated proficiency in business intelligence tools such as Tableau and Power BI

  • Strengths in failure analysis methods and RCA tools such as 6Sigma, TimeModel, Fishbone, 5Why’s

  • Strengths in condition-based monitoring systems such as Dingo USA, VBA, Thermography, NDT

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and problem-solve

  • Ability to quickly grasp functionality of different business systems and extract relevant data for business purposes

Education and/or Experience:

  • Mandatory BS or equivalent in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, or Mining

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Maintenance Management, Asset Management, or Reliability Engineering

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a Maintenance or Asset Management role

  • Must have experience within the mining industry at both surface and underground operations

  • Must have previously held role with responsibility in asset/maintenance reliability across multiple operations

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, and up to 75% of scheduled hours

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds

Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Compass Minerals is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact 913-344-9200 or careers@compassminerals.com.

Job: Operations

Primary Location: US-KS-Overland Park

Work Locations: Overland Park, KS USA 9900 W 109th St Overland Park 66210

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Day Job

Req ID: 22000067