Nevada Copper Mining Engineer (Underground) in Yerington, Nevada
Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.
Purpose of Position
The Mining Engineer is responsible for development and maintenance of reporting systems related to both internal and external stakeholders, serving as relief Short-Range Engineer, and assisting with development of mine designs for both development and production.
Upon completion of initial development of reporting systems, responsibilities will evolve into maintaining the reporting system and standards along with coordination of internal Engineering Department reporting, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. The Mining Engineer will serve as the primary backup for the Short-Range Engineer. Responsibilities while servings as Short-Range Engineer will include maintaining the ventilation and dewatering plans, coordinating with Mine Operations and Geology, and developing the short range mine plan. Under supervision, the Mining Engineer will develop stope, drifts, and infrastructure designs.
Key interfaces include Nevada Copper Team (Management, Technical, Operations, and Support Staff) and mining related contractors.
The Mining Engineer reports to the Senior Mining Engineer on all aspects of administrative and technical operations.
Responsibilities and Duties
Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports that are consistent with generally accepted operational reporting standards
Maintain a healthy, open and collaborative relationship with operational groups
Inter-departmental coordination of reporting requirements
Set clear and achievable expectations to ensure reporting deliverables are provided on-time
Relief Short Range Engineer:
Provide relief support to Short Range Engineers (Production and Support)
Ensure short-range plans achieve long-range and / or business objectives
Coordination and delivery of monthly and three-month mine plans
Ensure timely and quality delivery of level and related mine plans
Develop infrastructure and drift designs
Create stope designs and subsequent drill and blast packages
The above items are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountability and duties. Other duties required as assigned.
Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in Mining Engineering
Minimum of one (1) experience in underground mining environment preferred
Previous mining construction and / or start-up experience well regarded
Familiarity with relevant MSHA underground mining specific standards preferred
Expert use of the Deswik mine planning software preferred
Results and customer-oriented focus
Strong technical and communication skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Pragmatic and effective analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and active listening skills
Ability to facilitate, collaborate and interact with individuals and groups
Demonstrate a dedication to the Company’s Culture and the position
Maintain standards of conduct
Demonstrate sound work ethics
Consistent and fair
Physical and Mental Demands and Requirements
Work in an underground work environment
Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in weight
Possess a valid driver’s license
Periodically work in environmental extremes (i.e. hot or cold weather)
Sit for extended periods of time
Stay alert during periods of inactivity
Walk on uneven and poorly lit ground
Work Schedule and Personal Protective Equipment
The incumbent will be required to work 40 hour/week schedule, primarily from Monday through Friday. Position may require weekend or evening work depending on organizational and operational requirements for a mine start-up environment that will transition to full production. Ability to work extended hours as operational needs require to support projects. Personal Protective Equipment required for this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection and steel-toed boots.
Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below:
Full Benefits package
Competitive Compensation Package
Vacation and Holiday PTO