Mining Engineer

Location Fort Smith, Arkansas
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent


Position Overview

Mining engineers provide support to mining operations, help create estimates for mining projects, manage government reporting, and take lead on mine planning operations. The mining engineer will report to the aggregate operations managers, work closely with site management. They will work independently with minimal supervision, but also function within a teamwork dynamic. They will work in a combination of office and field environments.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

Follow safety regulations set forth by the company and local, state, and federal laws.

Inspect new and existing mining sites to determine the best ways to extract specific materials from the ground. This includes visiting sites in person and using maps and geological data to estimate material reserves.

Partner with operations to guide mining operations to meet current and future aggregate needs for the business success.

Help design mine locations that allow workers to safely mine materials from the ground.

Understand and utilize specialty software for mine planning.

Undertake feasibility studies for possible greenfield locations.

Help plan reclamation of sites after reserves are exhausted.

Determine the staff and equipment needed to successfully cost effectively mine the deposits.

Evaluate ongoing mining operations, including writing reports regarding supplies, equipment, and mined materials.

Keep up with government and company required reporting.

Stay up-to-date on new technologies and attend conferences and workshops to learn about the latest equipment and industry developments.

Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.

Other duties as may be assigned

Assist in routine inventory measurements.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Education/Experience

Minimum of a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

BS in Mining Engineering or related field required.

Valid state driver s license and satisfactory driving record is required.

Three to five years of increasing responsibilities with aggregates, concrete, or similar duties within construction industry. Highly Preferred.

Work Requirements

Must be 18 years in age or older.

Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.

Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.

Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.

Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.

Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.

Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with customers and company personnel.

Ability to supervise and control personnel to accommodate customer satisfaction.

Ability to take initiative and be a problem solver.

Ability to make good judgement calls when under pressure.

Ability to understand maps.

Ability to perform mathematical functions pertinent to billing, volumes, quantities, etc.

Must have, or acquire, good computer skills in order to operate batching, billing, and communication equipment.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.

May require sitting for extended periods of time.

Lift, carry and hold materials, tools and supplies.

Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.

Able to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

Able to work in all weather conditions.

Able to work extended hours if needed.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock or burn.

The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be loud, but is typically moderate.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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