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Mine Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

Job description:

Job Summary
Responsible for carrying out a full range of engineering functions including, but not limited to: pit design, shortterm mine planning,
equipment analysis, production reporting, dump design, road/ramp design, and project management. Will have direct involvement and communication with staff from other departments.

Essential Functions

1. Design intermediate pit phases based on mineral model and constraints such as mining limitations, slope design criteria, topography, and facility location.

2. Use pit and phase designs to generate shortrange mine plans that accurately predict mining progress by period.

3. Integrate shortterm mine plans into the longterm and LOM plan.

4. Evaluate alternative shortterm mine plans based on operational bottlenecks (equipment availabilities, mill production needs, etc.).

5. Produce drill pattern designs based on shortterm plan and operational parameters.

6. Conduct equipment studies to verify that planned production goals can be met.

7. Analyze all opportunities that may impact the productivity of the entire operation (i.e. model predictors for material hardness, blending strategies, minimizing dilution, etc.).

8. Generate monthly production summaries for use in company reporting.

9. Confirm that pit designs are properly implemented in the field.

10. Design waste dumps, stockpiles, access roads, ramps, and other mine site facilities.

11. Assume project management duties of construction projects, as needed. These duties include, but are not limited to: contract review, bid award, cost estimation, schedule tracking, and reporting.

12. Help develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.

13. Maintain accurate records and files.

14. Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance.

15. Punctuality and regular attendance is required.

16. Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.

17. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.

18. Possession of a valid drivers license issued by the state.

19. Work safely in all areas, identify potential safety hazards, and work with management to correct them.

20. Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.

21. Perform other duties as required.

Company Specific Policies

Leadership Practices
Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day.

Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect.

Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization.

Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business.

Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results.

Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Company strategy.

Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals. Models humility by going beyond selfinterest for the good of the group.

Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value.

Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices.


Strategic Effectiveness - Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.

External engagement - Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.

Business Focus - Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.

Living the Company Values - Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Company values and principles.


Qualifications and Skill Requirements
1. High school diploma or equivalent required.

2. Bachelor of Science in mining engineering required.

3. Minimum of two years of experience in mining engineering preferred.

4. Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to pit design, mine planning, equipment analysis, and project management required.

5. General understanding of open-pit mining operations, as well as a limited understanding of milling operations and mine maintenance.

6. Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. Experience with
MineSight and AutoCAD preferred.

7. Working knowledge of surveying.

8. Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.

9. Must have solid verbal/written communication and interpersonal

10. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and with others in a team environment.

11. Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.

12. May work holidays, shift work, and weekends as required.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.

Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.

Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.

Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.

Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

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Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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