Mine Engineer 1, 2, or 3

Stillwater Mining Company • Big Timber, MT 59011

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Mine Engineer 1, 2, or 3

Location: East Boulder Mine

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide engineering support for production stoping, development, and underground projects at the East Boulder Mine.

Mine planning including stope and access design, along with infrastructure requirements. Infrastructure encompasses but is not limited to ventilation, muck passes, mine drainage and electrical installations. Mining methods include ramp and fill, cut and fill long hole stopes and underhand mining with paste backfill. Mine planning includes assessment of ground control needs (in conjunction with rock mechanics engineers), ventilation assessments (in conjunction with ventilation engineer), geological constraints or opportunities (with production geologists) and estimations of economic viability against varying operating parameters. Assist in yearly production budgets, monthly and quarterly forecasts, manpower budgets and reconcile forecasts with achievements.

Projects range from the simple to very complex and encompass all facets of the operation from the surface physical plant to underground infrastructure installations. May include, but not limited to, backfill distribution, utility distribution and improvement, mine pumping and dewatering requirements, muck flow logistics and transport (infrastructure raises, conveyors, skipping, etc), process improvements, mine ventilation, and long-term storage for process by-product. Preparation of yearly operating budgets with emphasis on capital expenditures, the justification of such and procurement of services required.


* Two to ten years mine engineering experience

* BS in Mining / Geological Engineering or equivalent

* Leadership qualities including: character, teamwork, communication, business sense and vision

* Familiarity with rock mechanics and mine ventilation principles

* Strong computer skills in AutoCAD, Excel, and Word

* Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

* Intermediate to advance understanding of MSHA regulations

* Proven ability to work within a team based environment

* Working knowledge and understanding of cost and schedule variance

* Working knowledge and experience with mine modeling software


* Proven short-range mine planning and scheduling experience

* Proficient use of the Vulcan / Deswik or other 3D mine design planning software packages

* Familiarity with cost reporting and cost tracking analysis


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