Sr. Mine Engineer

Kearny , AZ , US
Jun 20, 2022
Jul 20, 2022
Full Time

The Senior Mine Engineer is responsible for the guidance, coordination, and oversight of Short Range and Long Range Mine Planning. The Senior Mine Engineer will maintain the quality of mine plans and schedules as well as monitor the progress of the operations. The Senior Mine Engineer is responsible for coordinating and communication of mine plans with operations and other key stakeholders. The Senior Mine Engineer is responsible for providing various engineering studies for trade off and to improve and optimize Mine design. Must be willing to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and apply sound engineering knowledge and skills to create solutions to operational challenges.

  • Lead the Mine Planning team.
  • Develop strategic mine plans, including 5-year and Life-of-Mine plans.
  • Contribute and assist with Long Range Planning including pit optimization, mine scheduling, fleet sizing, dump designs, technical studies, and asset optimization.
  • Assist Short Range Planner to establish, execute, and effectively monitor weekly and 3-month plans.
  • Actively participate in weekly planning meetings.
  • In consultation with the mine team, evaluate methods to optimize ore extraction and mining sequence and prepare trade-off analyses as required.
  • Coordinate mine planning work with geology, dewatering, slope engineer, and mine operations.
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise and frequently inspect open pit; analyze and recommend solutions.
  • Responsible for recognizing mine design and plan inadequacies and recommending and implementing improvements to mine design and plan.
  • Analyze data and prepare technical reports to assist in the decision making process.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures in engineering.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets.
  • Track actual production and compare progress to the long and short range plans.
  • Assist with designing and implementing special projects.
  • Mentor and develop skills of other Technical Services staff members.
  • Ensure that engineering design is in accordance to sound engineering practice.

  • Advanced knowledge of Hexagon MinePlan software packages.
  • Proficiency in modern mining software packages such as Hexagon MinePlan, Modular Mining Dispatch acQuire, Surface Manager, etc.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively and set priorities.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to create a positive work environment.
  • Self-motivated and safety conscious.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and demonstratable project management skills.
  • Knowledge of MSHA and State, Environmental and Safety regulations is beneficial.

  • Requires seven (7) plus years of directly related open pit Mine Planning and Mine Operations Experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering or related field.
  • Professional registration or ability to obtain professional registration is preferred.

A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage and 401(k) plan with company match.

The Ray mine is located 64 miles southeast of Phoenix and 70 miles northeast of Tucson. We have a robust carpool / vanpool program and encourage employees to participate. Employees save more than 50% of their commuting costs while reading, sleeping or just enjoying the view.