Mining Engineer

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

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.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY & DUTIES

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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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