Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) owns Pumpkin Hollow - the only large-scale, fully-permitted copper project in North America. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Initial production is planned by end of 2019. With global mine supply declining and demand increasing, this is the right project at the right time.
Purpose of Position
The Mining Engineer is responsible for development and maintenance of reporting systems related to both internal and external stakeholders, serving as relief Short Range Engineer, and primary department trainer for Deswik.
Upon completion of initial development of reporting systems, responsibilities will evolve into maintaining the reporting system and standards along with coordination of internal Engineering Department reporting, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Continuous improvement of the reporting systems will be instrumental to the position. The Mining Engineer will serve as the primary backup for the Short Range Engineer. This position will also provide expert technical guidance for the Mine Engineering Department for Deswik. The Mining Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining a department wide training program, as well as Deswik related standards, so that the full benefits of Deswik can be utilized.
Key interfaces include Nevada Copper Team (Management, Technical and Support Staff) and mining related contractors.
The Mining Engineer reports to the Senior Mining Engineer on all aspects of administrative and technical operations.
Responsibilities and Duties
Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports that are consistent with generally accepted operational reporting standards
Maintain a healthy, open and collaborative relationship with operational groups
Set clear and achievable expectations to ensure reporting deliverables are provided on-time
Relief Short Range Engineer:
Provide relief support to Short Range Engineers (Production and Support)
Ensure short-range plans achieve long-range and / or business objectives
Coordination and delivery of monthly and three-month mine plans
Ensure timely and quality delivery of level and related mine plans
Develop and implement a Deswik training plan
Be the Nevada Copper technical expert for questions and support regarding Deswik
Execution of select projects and support of others projects
The above items are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountability and duties. Other duties required as assigned.
Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in Mining Engineering
Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years experience in underground mining environment preferred
Previous mining construction and / or start-up experience well regarded
Familiarity with relevant MSHA underground mining specific standards preferred
Expert use of the Deswik mine planning software preferred
Results and customer-oriented focus
Short-range mine planning, including level planning through to cut sheet development
Strong technical and communication skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Pragmatic and effective analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and active listening skills
Ability to facilitate, collaborate and interact with individuals and groups
Exhibit care and concern for fellow colleagues
Willingness to work in and support an environment free from bureaucracy
Ability to approach work with flexibility and agility as changing business needs arise
Be a highly effective contributor
Be decisive and results-oriented
Maintain personal standards of conduct
Be respectful in all working interactions
Demonstrate sound work ethics
Be consistent and fair
Physical and Mental Demands and Requirements
Comfortable in underground work environment
Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in weight
Possess a valid driver s license
Periodically work in environmental extremes (i.e. hot or cold weather)
Sit for extended periods of time
Stay alert during periods of inactivity
Walk on uneven and poorly lit ground
Work Schedule and Personal Protective Equipment
The incumbent will be required to work 40 hour/week schedule, primarily from Monday through Friday. Position may require weekend or evening work depending on organizational and operational requirements for a mine start-up environment that will transition to full production. Ability to work extended hours as operational needs require to support projects. Personal Protective Equipment required for this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection and steel-toed boots.
Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below:
Full Benefits package
Competitive Compensation Package
Vacation and Holiday PTO