Mining Engineer Intern
The Doe Run Company
Viburnum, MO
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to gain hands on experience that will prepare you for your engineering, technical or mining career? Then our paid summer internship position at Doe Run in Viburnum, MO may be a great opportunity.

Learning Objectives

Students will work with leaders and mentors as they contribute to current projects, generate new ideas and explore the career options available in the mining industry. At the end of the internship, students will have a clear understanding of the mine engineering profession as it relates to the mining and milling industry in general and Doe Run in particular. Students will come away with solid experience in the field, especially in the areas of scaling processes, blasting processes, ground support, underground support, haulage, and surveying.

Work Plan

Job shadowing with an experienced mining engineer learning how our tech service engineers apply engineering principles to real world situations.
Assignment of individual project in which results will be presented by intern to the executive and leadership team
Learning how we handle our scaling processes through hands on job training and working with our experienced miners hand scaling.
Learning the techniques of how we blast, our blasting patterns and the different types of blasting agents that we use and their effects.
Working with an experienced roof bolter operator to gain knowledge of ground support.
Working with an underground utility crew including some shaft bottom time learning about ventilation, mine power, and drainage applications.
At least one day will be spent riding with haul truck operators as experience for future equipment evaluation tasks.
At least one day will be spent helping a survey crew, gaining knowledge of this critical function in order to keep mine maps up to date and the mines moving in the proper direction.
Order of assignments will depend on operational needs
Assignments may vary from this plan depending on business needs at the time.
Guidelines for Academic Background

Mine Engineering Major (other engineering or technical degree paths related to underground mining may be accepted)
At least 40 hours coursework completed towards Bachelor's degree with at least 12 hours required coursework in chosen major
Must be able to commute to the Viburnum location on a daily basis
Must be available for the entire duration of the Summer Internship (end of May through full first week of August)
Grade Point Average at least 2.8 (on 4 point scale)
No work experience in mining field required
Very strong verbal and written communication skills
A strong work ethic is required
The Doe Run Company's Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), located near Viburnum, MO (in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest), is responsible for locating and extracting lead ore. The work takes place far below Earth's surface, some 1,000 feet beneath the forested hills of southern Missouri. This area, rich in mineral deposits, is known as the Viburnum Trend. Named for the nearby town of Viburnum, mining and milling has taken place here for more than 40 years. Today, approximately 70 percent of the United States' primary lead supply comes from SEMO's six mines in Missouri, limiting the country's dependence on foreign sources. While best known for having high-purity lead ore, SEMO also extracts zinc and copper minerals from its underground mines.

At least 2.8 GPA (on a 4 point scale)
At least 40 hours coursework completed towards Bachelor's degree with at least 12 hours required coursework in chosen major.
No work experience in mining field required.
Bachelors or better in Mining Engineering or related field
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.