Mining Engineer II in Colstrip, MT at Westmoreland Mining, LLC

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Engineering Manager, the Mining Engineer will prepare mine plans and engineering designs. Perform frequent evaluations of productivity and economics of mine areas. Update geological models, design and layout mine passes, and forecast mine progression. Design haul roads, ramps, pond drainages, and dragline accesses. Evaluate purchase and use of mining equipment and mining methods. Plan and conduct work that requires judgment for independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation/modification of standard techniques and procedures. Perform tasks dealing with month end closing and forecast, survey files, short and long range mine plans, and ensure permits and conditions are met.

Job Requirements

A BS degree in Mining, Environmental or Civil Engineering is required as well as a minimum of 5 years working in mining or related field. Experience in database and computer programs such as AutoCAD, Carlson, Word, Access and Excel is also required.

Knowledge of surface coal mining methods, operating procedures and economics is preferred. Must have knowledge of engineering requirements of permit applications and appropriate state and federal laws/regulation and demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulations and laws governing hazardous waste management.

The successful candidate will be able to work in a team atmosphere, both as a team leader and a team member; have strong analytical and evaluative problem solving skills; be able to prepare, monitor, and maintain project schedules; and effectively communicate with contemporaries, professionals in other departments, consultants/contractors, and management.

Must posses a valid drivers' license. 


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