The Mine Engineer is responsible for designing, planning, scheduling, and budgeting of Mine Operations. He/She is also responsible to consult with other technical staff such as geologists and metallurgical engineers to determine best mining practices and set goals for the Mine Operations department.
This 18 Month Contract position is based at a Northern mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a one week on, one week off rotation.
- Collect, document, and assess engineering data within the mine to improve efficiency;
- Record and control mine engineering related information to generate monthly production reports;
- Develop the plan that will be followed to mine the deposits;
- Produce open pit mine designs using the ore body block models, decide what methods and equipment will be used for accessing and extracting ore and waste material and provide a schedule for the removal of this material;
- Consult with geologists and engineers about the design, selection, and provision of machines, facilities, and systems for mining, and infrastructure such as access roads, water and power supplies;
- Liaise and coordinate with the operations supervisor to ensure there is proper implementation of the plans;
- Ensure mining regulations are followed, including the proper use and care of explosives, and the correct ventilation to allow the removal of dust and gases;
- Use software provided to assist with calculations, prepare budget, and cost forecasting/reporting estimates on the cost of the operation and control expenditure when mines come into production;
- Provide input for cost development and life of mine scheduling;
- Shared responsibility for the estimation and preparation of the Mineral Resource Mineral Reserve statement for the mine.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering.
- Professional Engineering (P.Eng) designation is required.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within an industrial and/or mining environment.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to effectively communicate the mine plan to the Mine Operations Group and provide technical assistance as required.
- Ability to design blast patterns, stockpiles, and dumps and provide innovative solutions to mine related problems.
- Provide assistance to Operating, Geological, and Survey Staff in mine planning; indicating blast designs, mine schedules, and production plans.
- Ability to assist with specialized projects requiring the application of mine engineering knowledge.
- Knowledge in open pit and underground mining.
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