Mine Engineer

Mississippi Lime Sainte Genevieve , MO 63670

Posted 11 months ago

Mine Engineer

Overview:

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

MINE PLAN

  • 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

PROVIDING DIRECTION

  • 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.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT

  • 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.

COLLABORATING AND NETWORKING

  • 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.

METRICS/RESULTS

  • 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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