Engineer Production 1, 2, or 3
Location: Stillwater Mine
POSITION SUMMARY: Provide engineering support for production stope designs and short-range planning.
Mine planning includes stope and access design, along with stope infrastructure requirements. Infrastructure encompasses but is not limited to ventilation boreholes, muck passes, mine drainage, and electrical installations. Mining methods include ramp and fill, cut and fill -both mechanized and slusher supported- uphole 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. Prepare yearly production budgets, monthly and quarterly forecasts, manpower budgets and reconcile forecasts with achievements.
BS in Mine Engineering or equivalent with 2-5 years of engineering experience or 7-8 years equivalent working experience
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
Basic understanding of MSHA regulations
Proven ability to work within a team based environment
Working knowledge and experience with mine modeling software
Working knowledge and understanding of cost and schedule variance
Proven short-range mine planning and scheduling experience
Proficient use of Deswik mine design/scheduling software package