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  • Posting Date May 03, 2013
  • Closing Date Jun 30, 2013
  • Contact Name Jake Donahoo
  • Salary N/A
  • Category Engineering
  • Location Afton, Wyoming
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Years of Experience N/A
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    Mine Engineer

    J.R. Simplot Company Afton, WY | Posted May 03, 2013

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    Job Description

    Mine Engineer (AgriBusiness ??? Afton, WY) The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture, mining, and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. Phosphate mining is one of Simplot???s core businesses. In order to support future phosphate mining projects as well as assure proper closure activities at historic mines, we currently have an opening for a Mine Engineer at our Smoky Canyon Mine in Afton, Wyoming. Opportunity: This position supports mine planning and permitting future mining projects from the ground floor as well as contributing to the successful closure of mine features. The position will also assure long-term environmental protection to previously mined properties. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a strong team of experienced engineers, operations managers, geologists, environmental, and permitting professionals. The successful candidate will gain invaluable experience in planning future operations, interacting with current operations, long-term planning, site development, dealing directly with the BLM and Forest Service, permitting, mineral leasing, concurrent reclamation, and mine closure. The engineer filling this position will be exposed to a variety of projects, management styles, and third-party professionals that will allow for significant professional development. Simplot also has an incentive program for furthering education. Simplot???s mining and processing operations offer upward mobility and promote from within the company when our employees have the necessary education, experience, and talent. Summary: This Mine Engineer position will support the Regulatory Affairs department and Smoky Canyon Mine operations by providing technical support and project management by developing mine plans and mitigation for future mines, future site acquisitions, permitting activities, and assisting with historic mine reclamation and closure including several CERCLA sites. The successful candidate will be intimately involved with long-term mine planning including pit designs, dump designs, haulage systems, mine sequencing, and assist with economic analyses of potential operational alternatives. Other responsibilities include long-term feasibility studies, ultimate pit designs, reserve analyses, and development of reclamation plans. Economic modeling will also be required in this position. Providing technical support for safety, environmental compliance, mine permitting, and CERCLA support is included in this position as well as project management experience. Projects: Now is an exciting time to be part of the phosphate industry. Smoky Canyon Mine has recently secured long-term permits and is in the process of permitting our next phosphate mine area. The engineer will be part of the management team that designs and constructs a + $120 million new mine complex which will include a new mill, tailings impoundment, slurry pipeline and other infrastructure necessary for a start-up mine. Multiple design considerations and economic evaluations will be at the forefront to the engineer tasks in the upcoming years. Of equal importance, is assuring proper closure of historic mine sites that currently are in CERCLA processes. We are looking for an experienced mining engineer to will work with agencies, consultants and internal project managers to design safe, long-term closure plans that meet regulatory requirements. Primary Responsibilities: - Must take a personal and active approach to health, safety and environment and understand and follow all state, federal and company health, safety and environmental requirements applicable to the work area and tasks assigned - Assist in the creation, refinement and presentation of the long range mine plan (material sequence; ore delivery; access planning; pit design; dump sequencing; etc.) - Complete mine planning and technical evaluations and offer assistance or direct the activities for long-term projects (i.e. reclamation; hydrology; cover design; dump design; third party engineering studies) - Assist Mine Operations department to determine equipment requirements. - Assist with mine closure design and planning - Perform planning and designing for the mining activities and required mine infrastructure - Assist in development of annual budget including cost and financial analysis - Environmental design and construction support - Assist in regulatory permitting, including meeting directly with agencies and negotiation of issues related to engineering features - Assist with engineering tasks related to CERCLA processes at historic mine sites - Complete other special projects as assigned

    Relocation costs may be covered.


    Qualifications: - Bachelor???s of Science in Mining Engineering from an accredited institution - At least five or more years of related experience - Experience in site development and construction strongly preferred - Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills - Willingness to live in a small community and be an active participant - Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team - Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks or projects - Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet development - Experience in preparing plans and supporting documents dealing with local, state, and federal agencies that regulatory authority over mining strongly preferred - Experience with site permitting, mine planning, and land surveying strongly preferred - Must be proficient in the use of Auto-Cad and/or other computer design program(s) such as Carlson SurvCADD - Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, earthwork software, and GIS experience is a strong plus - Must be able to comprehend and willing to follow all safety instructions and training as per site specific conditions dictate Afton, Wyoming: Afton is centrally located in beautiful Star Valley. Smoky Canyon Mine is located in Idaho just 30 minutes west of Afton. Skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, boating and numerous other outdoor activities abound. Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee ski resorts as well as Yellowstone National Park are a short drive to the north. Scenic Bear Lake and northern Utah recreation areas are to the south. Lincoln County Wyoming school districts in Star Valley are some of the best in the Country.

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    Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

    When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at or 1-877-878-7404.

    *The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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