Mining Engineer


The Mine Engineer reports to the Operations Manager and is involved in various aspects of mine engineering, including mine planning, scheduling, and daily ore control.


  • Mine Design including blast patterns, pits, waste dumps, and haul roads.
  • Develop and control mine plans and schedules at an appropriate level of detail, optimizing short- and long-term goals.
  • Recommend actions when needed to eliminate potential production problems and improve safety, operational efficiency, and protect the environment.
  • Effectively communicate mine plans and progress to allow management to make informed decisions.
  • Control production costs.
  • Work with the site and exploration geologists to improve ore recovery.
  • Other Engineering duties “as assigned.

Safety & Environmental:

  • Responsible and accountable for the performance, and compliance of mine site safety and environmental policies and procedures for all personnel and vendors.
  • Participate in Planned General Inspections.
  • Provide safety and environmental leadership by always setting a good example.

Key Relationships:

  • This role requires frequent interaction with department employees, supervision, management, and vendors to provide assistance, service, support, and problem resolution as needed.
  • Ability to build trust and develop positive working relationships with site personnel and regulatory agencies.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mine Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 5-10 years of experience as a planning engineer in the open-pit, hard rock mining.
  • 5 years of Surveying experience. (preferred but not required)
  • A high level of proficiency in mine planning software is essential. (Vulcan is a plus)


  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Work under limited supervision or independently as required.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to safe work practices.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent behavioral, time management, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion.
  • Able to wear and demonstrate to employees the use of personal protective equipment including hardhat, steel-toed footwear, safety glasses, earplugs, gloves (rubber, leather & cloth), and/or any other equipment required to do the job assigned safely.
  • Ability to climb & traverse muck piles, lift up to 50 lb., work in adverse seasonal weather conditions.
  • Able to read and interpret various safety warning signs and product MSDS, tags, and labels.
  • Ability to distinguish various colors as they relate to safety warning signs, tags, and, labels.
  • Able to operate a telephone and mine phone/radio with sufficient voice and hearing to carry on a conversation for the purpose of communicating with Warehouse information, issuing directives, and providing feedback, to management and subordinates.
  • Ability to hear sufficiently to distinguish various pitches of warning alarms.

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