Mine Engineer

Mississippi Lime Sainte Genevieve , MO 63670

Posted 11 months ago

Mine Engineer


The Mining engineer provides technical expertise, support, training and leadership to the underground mine. The two primary functions of the Mining engineer role are Deposit management and Comminution/Sizing. Although the mine has no formal external customers, the mining engineers ensure that their internal customer's needs are satisfied.


  • Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering, Metallurgical, Mineral Processing, Geology, or Geological Engineering required

  • At least 3 years of mining experience required.

  • Co-op or Internship highly recommended

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Comminution and Screening.

  • Ability to make engineering generalizations from one process/problem to another with minimal supervision

  • Capability to independently support related areas of responsibility with minimal supervision

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with all functional groups and levels of an organization required.

  • Experience with project management and other engineering tools to optimize project execution

  • Functional/technical knowledge and/or experience commensurate to the role/job

  • Interest in and commitment to teamwork and team based systems

  • Demonstrated leadership skills



  • Primary focus is on Kiln Feed - improve comminution and screening efficiency

  • Utilize DDH data and modeling software to build and maintain block model of deposit

  • Perform Mine Plan reviews on a Quarterly basis

  • Lead the Quality Pillar in both Drill Blast Scale and Kiln feed departments

  • Trouble shooting

  • Regulatory & Standard compliance

  • Proactive process monitoring / analysis / adjustment

  • Minimize process variability via Six Sigma and OPeX

  • Training of manufacturing personnel.

  • Maintain documentation to support technical and regulatory systems

  • Lead and implement small technical projects

  • Support Capital Project work

  • New equipment installation

  • Equipment replacement

  • PHA/PSSE Projects

  • Meets and Exceeds customer expectations


  • Participate in prioritization of work based upon occupational and process safety, production, rate of return and regulatory requirements.

  • Design, develop and implement data collection and analysis systems which accurately reflect the performance of the material flow

  • Develop functional standards, systems and procedures

  • Utilize information systems to capture and facilitate use of organizational memory

  • Provide information to Engineering manager and Mine manager for budgeting material and variable usages and capital expenditures.


  • Build technical trouble shooting skills in manufacturing personnel.

  • Assist in management of external resources

  • Develop capability within operators - Provide technical expertise and training for operations

  • Identify and address gaps in manufacturing personnel capabilities

  • Develops systems to train and transfer support of plant requirements to operators and supervisors to improve operating discipline in order to begin cost savings/improvement projects.

  • Does NOT continue to perform daily support of plant requirements without developing systems to transfer the work to operators and supervisors when appropriate.


  • Adherence to site safety, environment and health policies and standards

  • Abide by site standards, policies and principles

  • Audit all policies and standards

  • Supports/completes site wide safety audits.

  • Ensures personal compliance with all plant SPs

  • Ensures product and process compliance with all MSHA requirements.


  • Effectively communicate and direct manufacturing personnel to improve current and future performance of process. This includes constant , ongoing communication with:

  • Mine Management and supervision

  • Surface customers and supervisors

  • Engineering Manager

  • Laboratory

  • Environmental Department

  • Hourly Workforce

  • Constantly assesses whether there is a better way for manufacturing personnel to perform their tasks.

  • Network with other engineers on site for best practices, technology upgrades and consistent application of engineering codes and standards.

  • Collaborates on local product strategies with Manufacturing Coordinators, engineers and maintenance team.


  • Budgeting of raw material usages and tracking performance

  • Tracks and Evaluates Specific Energy Consumption of Operations

  • Budget of capital projects within product group and tracking of performance

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