Rio Tinto

Senior Engineer-Mine Planning

Employer
Rio Tinto
Location
SaltLakeCity, UT, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 14, 2021
Closes
Feb 13, 2021
Ref
316023565
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Senior Engineer-Mine Planning
  • A company with a world-class reputation for safety and performance
  • Develop and communicate mid-range mine plans to key stakeholders for the Bingham Canyon's mineral deposit.
  • Excellent opportunity to develop your career and further develop your technical expertise - Bingham Canyon Mine

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Engineer -Mine Planning to be a key member of the Mine Technical team. The responsibility of this role will be to support the development of mine plans and strategies to maximize value of the Bingham Canyon resource and mitigate business risk. Ensure that mine plans between the major planning horizons are integrated to ensure no leak of value and that significant risks associated with achieving mine plans are communicated.

The role's main task is to support the development of mine plans across the mid to long range planning horizons and underlying assumptions for integrated mining cases and business forecasting. Develop material delivery sequences, mine fleet requirements and estimates for capital and operating cost suitable for inclusion into mid-range and life of mine plans.

This role is a great opportunity, you will actively work with multiple stakeholders across the value stream to facilitate best practice and develop mine planning skills in production scheduling and mine design. Supporting the mid-range planning teams, you will be responsible for:

Mid-range- Senior Engineer planning functions including:
  • Lead a small team of engineers; guiding their work and supporting their development.
  • Utilize mine planning and scheduling tools to create optimal mine designs and schedules.
  • Develop underlying assumptions for incorporation into business plans.
  • Effectively communicate the mine plans to allow management to make the best possible decisions.
  • Work with Hydrology, Geotech and Geology personnel to assure safe and optimal mine designs.
  • Communicate with management on progress of planning and design as well as special projects.
  • Work with representatives from the rest of the value chain to properly model production and to support projects outside of the mine that require inputs from the mine plan.
  • Work with the concentrator, tailings, smelters and production support to obtain design criteria, costs, performance objectives, and constraints
  • Develop mine plans and waste dump plans at the appropriate level of detail to optimize long-term objectives and meet short term commitments

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ Years Mine planning experience in large open cut mining environments or complex poly-metallic value chains.
  • Requires excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams to ensure mine plans are integrated across ore body knowledge and the business.
  • Strong communication skills including preparation of technical reports and presentations to management and peers across the value stream.
  • Ability to solve and communicate technical problems with practical solutions.
  • Requires strong reasoning and critical thinking.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in computer applications, including MineSight and Excel. Must exhibit a strong understanding of mining principles.

It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • Exposure to production scheduling systems and processes (COMET, MineSight MSSO, Deswik) will be beneficial

What we offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:
  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan including 6% defined company contribution
  • Generous 401k matching program
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903 and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production. Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903 and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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