- Conducts research to determine location and methods of extracting minerals, such as metallic ores and nonmetallic substances, such as coal, stone, and gravel: Conducts or collaborates in geological exploration, and reviews maps and drilling logs to determine location, size, accessibility, and the estimated value of mineral deposits.
- Determines methods to extract minerals, considering factors such as safety, operational costs, deposit characteristics, overburden depth, and surrounding strata.
- Plan, recommends and coordinates mining process, type, and capacity of haulage equipment, such as power shovels and trucks, and labor utilization.
- Lays out and directs mine construction operations, such as location and development of shafts, tunnels, chambers, the position of excavation benches, and access roads.
- Designs, implements, and monitors facility projects, such as water and power supply, ventilation system, rock-dust, and radon gas control, drainage, rail and conveyor systems, and material cleaning, grading, and reduction systems.
- May device methods and locations to store and replace excavated soil to reclaim mine sites.
- May analyze labor requirements, equipment needs, and operational costs to compute and prepare annual budget reports.
- May apply knowledge of mining engineering to solve problems concerned with the environment.
- Graduate Degree in Mining Engineering or related disciplines, like civil engineering, geology, mine and quarry engineering, minerals surveying, mining and mineral engineering.
- At least 7+ years of mining experience in operations, engineering, and project evaluation.
- Experience in underground mine design and development
- Experience in mine equipment selection, capital cost, and operating cost estimates
- Strong track record of successfully completed projects in the mining industry