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Mine Planning Engineer

Turner Mining Group
Tucson, Arizona, United States
USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 per year
Closing date
May 11, 2024

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Accounting, Engineering, Mining Production
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Job Title: Mine Planning Engineer
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Employment Type: Full-time

About Us:
Turner Staffing Group is partnered with a leading copper producer operating just outside of Tucson, AZ. We are seeking a skilled Mine Planning Engineer to join our team. With a commitment to safety, sustainability, and innovation, we are dedicated to maximizing the potential of our operations while minimizing environmental impact.

Job Description:
As a Mine Planning Engineer, you will play a crucial role in optimizing mining operations through the development and implementation of efficient mine plans. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will utilize your expertise in mining engineering principles and software tools to design and evaluate mine layouts, production schedules, and resource utilization strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with geologists, mining engineers, and other stakeholders to develop short-term and long-term mine plans that maximize ore recovery and minimize operational costs.
  • Utilize mine planning software (such as Surpac, MineSight, or similar) to create detailed mine designs, including pit configurations, bench heights, haulage routes, and waste dump locations.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and economic analyses to assess the viability of mining projects and evaluate alternative mine plans.
  • Optimize production schedules and sequencing to meet production targets while balancing ore quality, equipment utilization, and workforce requirements.
  • Monitor mine performance and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, environmental standards, and company policies in all mine planning activities.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to operational teams during the implementation of mine plans and production schedules.

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or eligibility for licensure.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in mine planning and design, preferably in the mining industry.
  • Proficiency in mine planning software and computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
  • Strong understanding of mining engineering principles, including open-pit and underground mining methods, mine ventilation, and rock mechanics.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret geological data and engineering specifications.
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and continuous improvement.

  • Competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans.
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development within a leading mining organization.
  • A supportive work environment with a focus on safety, sustainability, and innovation.

How to Apply:
If you are a qualified Mine Planning Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic mining operation, please submit your resume and cover letter through the Turner Staffing Group portal or directly to [Copper Mining Company]'s HR department.

Turner Staffing Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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