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Senior Mine Engineer Tucson, AZ, US, 85706

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Job Ref:


Under general supervision, contribute and lead a team to perform any phase of mine design, mine planning or other support functions within appropriate time and cost.


  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects
  • Lead projects and contribute mine planning expertise on large/complex site planning/construction and expansion or modifications for base metal and open-pit hard rock mine locations
  • Contribute to site strategic planning, scheduling, budgeting efforts using software such as MineSight, NPVS, Deswik or other scheduling and mine planning software
  • Conduct short and long range strategic mine planning to include cost determination, pit optimization, pit design, pit phasing, production scheduling, stockpile design, drilling pattern design, haulage analysis, equipment fleet requirements, pit slope stability and economic analysis
  • Develop and evaluate AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to front-line and/or technical employees
  • May supervise front-line and/or technical employees
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Represent the site on company sponsored events
  • Evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement and benchmark other operations for continuous improvement alternatives
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in a Mine Engineering discipline or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field, OR
  • Master's degree in Mine Engineering or related engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field
  • Hands-on experience within the last five (5) years using the principles and practices of Mine Engineering with at least two (2) typical mine functions (long or short-range planning, ore control, dispatch, Geomechanical control, project management or supervision)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mine Engineering
  • Proficient in current Mine Engineering software (Mine Planning, Dispatch, etc.)
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Conduct a financial, economic, and cost analysis
  • Skill in effective communication both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to learn new tasks
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards




  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification
  • Short Range Mine Planning experience
  • Proficient with MinePlan 3D software


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work may be located at a mine site or work location on a permanent assignment, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Tucson

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