The Mining Engineer would provide ongoing surveying and engineering support for the new high volume underground room-and-pillar mine at our Federal location as well as provide general engineering support to the rest of the Company’s operations in Illinois and NW Indiana. This is an excellent opportunity to be a key player in an exciting new underground operation as well as support the rest of the business on some exciting projects. Experience in underground mine design, ventilation, roof control, surveying, fixed and mobile production equipment, and cost control are required but not limited to this experience.
The Mining Engineer will report directly to the VP/GM for the overall business while also having some accountability to the Plant Manager of the new underground operation for the needs of that site.
This position is based in a suburb of the Chicago Metropolitan area. The Metro area has a lot to offer with world-class educational institutions, cultural diversity, a wide array of housing options and some of the best shopping and dining in the world. This position has engineering responsibility for unique projects and has a lot to offer the potential candidate in terms of challenges, experience, and potential for future growth.
Provide mine engineering support for the newly established underground mine including surveying and mine design.
Seek ways to continually improve the operations of the underground mine, particularly through new technology and mining techniques.
Work closely with mine management and numerous support departments to ensure safe and efficient operation of the underground mine.
Drive updates to the mine plan and ensure consistency between plans and actual mine construction.
Provide ongoing engineering and project management support to the business on major projects of all types (plant improvements, pit design, etc.) and continuous improvement opportunities.
Ensures compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, and with company policies and procedures
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Mining Engineering preferred but will consider other disciplines with equivalent relevant experience.
Licensing: Professional Engineer (P.E.) or the ability to acquire license within 48 months of accepting the position strongly preferred
5 plus years’ experience in underground mine engineering and construction in the aggregate or related industry.
MSHA trained and current with Part 46 and Part 48 training preferred.
Strong knowledge of crushed stone and sand/gravel processing plants and equipment.
Proficiency with AutoCAD, AggFlow, and Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external customers and contractors both verbally and in writing.
Highly motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision in a multi-task, dynamic, team environment.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to communicate clear and concise instructions in a professional manner
Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, lift and carry up to 75 lbs., work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 9247BR
About Lehigh Hanson
We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and related construction materials.
We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.
We’re a tight-knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.