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Senior Underground Mine Engineer
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The Senior Mine Engineer performs short term mine production planning and scheduling, development and infrastructure design, mine ventilation design, ground control design, surveying, production quantity calculations and month end mine production reporting.


Job duties include:

  • Performs short-range mine planning including development design; drift & fill and long-hole stope design; backfill design; scheduling development, production, and backfill; surveying; reconciliation of the schedule and plan with actual; and coordination with long-range mine planning, geology, survey, and mine operations.
  • Oversees projects, assists in budget preparation and cost estimations, and tracks costs.
  • Works with mine services including power, ventilation, compressed air, and water; assists with design and implementation of ground control and related ground support engineering including various rock bolting methods and shotcrete; optimizes techniques for explosives utilization and storage; ensures technical deliverables are provided to customers within time and quality expectations.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate surveys, tests, or investigations. Collect data points, interpret results, and prepare recommendations. Present executive summaries and cost estimates to senior staff.
  • Apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in making minor adaptations and modifications to established engineering plans or systems.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed working knowledge of the mine’s operational issues and apply sound engineering practices to resolve them.
  • Provide engineering support and guidance.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in mine engineering or other relevant technical discipline.
  • 8 years’ experience in mining engineering.
  • Prior experience in an underground, narrow vein hard rock mining environment preferred.
  • Experience with mine planning software, including Deswik.
  • Ventilation modeling software experience preferred.

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