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Mining Engineer

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Job Title: Mining Engineer
Location: Lansing, NY, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA
Company: Cargill, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Operator/General Laborer
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Position Purpose:

Provide technical support and direction to the mining and surface operations through short & long term needs planning, capital & expense budgeting and assistance in problem resolution.  Provide design, estimating, bidding, construction and completion of capital and expense projects.  Increase operational & maintenance efficiencies through the use of various studies, continuous improvement tools and expert knowledge.

Principal Accountabilities:

50% - Capital and expense projects - Projects completed in a timely manner, within budget and perform at or above expectations.  Capital and expense projects including: New equipment selection and purchase, replacing outdated components or hardware, infrastructure control upgrades, power distribution upgrades, structural evaluations and replacements, long range mine planning including mine methods, stability, ventilation, and efficiency.

20% - Short and long term planning - Accurate short and long term plans are developed and communicated.  These plans should anticipate roadblocks, financial requirements and personnel needs. 
- Planning projects to include:
- Planning around structural evaluation and replacement schedule of infrastructure on the surface plant or in the mine.
- Conduct studies on power needs and usage, efficiencies and potential efficiency improvements to conserve energy consumption
- Involved in equipment selection, upgrades or rebuilds/replacement.
- Mine permitting and water management including SPDES, SPCC, BMP, and other applicable environmental requirements
- Safe and effective project managements including MSHA/OSHA compliance and contractor management

 Short range (5 year) and long range (>10 year) mine planning and reserve validation.

15%  -  Technical support - Provide technical support to the operation in the engineer's area of expertise in order to minimize potential downtime, improve safety, solve problems and help ensure effective decisions are made.

15% - Continuous Improvement - Stay current in area of expertise in order to promote new technologies.  Utilize continuous improvement tools to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

-Ability to work in an Underground Mine, at heights of 100', and to lift 50 pounds.

-May include up to 15% travel at times.

Required Qualifications:

-B.S. in Engineering - preferably in Mining, or related Engineering field.

Specialized Knowledge and/or skills:
1. For a Mining Engineer include:
- Rock mechanics and ground control instrumentation, installation, and data analysis
- Ventilation system design and troubleshooting
- Surveying and mapping (ACAD)

Additional Qualifications:

Must have sound judgement, good communication skills and the ability to work with peers and subordinates
- Ability to work holidays, weekends and OT if needed by the business
- Ability to work underground 
- Ability top lift up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications: 

-Experience in a mining environment.
-Experience with MSHA and OSHA regulations.
-Design, repair, and troubleshooting of high voltage (13.8V/4160V) equipment/systems, PLC, communication, and control systems.
-Maintenance reliability knowledge
-Mechanical drafting (ACAD/Solid works)
-Structural design and troubleshooting
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Job Post Date: 06/20/19
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