Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to providing engineering, planning and other support to the mining operations. The Mining Engineer will be primarily responsible for interfacing with management and operations personnel to develop short and long range mine plans, tailings plans and mine site utility plans to ensure low cost, high volume mineral production.
Ensure adherence to all MSHA Safety, Environmental, and company rules and procedures.
Calculate reserves by reviewing geological information, modeling, and utilizing appropriate software to assess volumes and geologic cross-sections.
Create and develop mine maps, including pit design, tailing design, final reclamation design, construction grading, as well as calculations for storm and process water reservoir development purposes.
Liaising with a range of employees including geologists, engineers, metallurgist, environmental professionals, laboratory personnel and mine workers to ensure planning and production goals are met.
Work with Site Managers, Mine Surveyor, and Plant Secretaries to generate volumetric based monthly concentrate and finished product inventory reports.
Assist environmental team with related planning, calculations, site layouts, and consultant coordination.
Keeping up to date with current mining engineering practices.
Ensure all work is performed within company, state, and federal regulations, standards, statutes, policies, and procedures.
Strictly adheres to and supports all safety related rules and regulations. Also follows all company environmental policies.
Work independently in the absence of supervision, exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate initiative.
Report all personal injuries and incidents and assist with investigations.
Ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all assigned areas.
Attend meetings and classes as identified by the company
Qualifications, Education, Training and Skills:
Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering or closely related discipline
Mining industry experience required
Proven mine planning and reserve calculation ability
Southern Ionics Minerals LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Ionics Incorporated, an innovator and leading manufacturer of specialty and intermediate inorganic chemicals based in West Point, Mississippi ( www.southernionics.com ). Southern Ionics Incorporated produces various zirconium chemical products, all of which are made from a basic chemical called zirconium oxychloride. Currently, ...the only sources of zirconium oxychloride, produced from zircon mineral sands, are foreign suppliers leaving Southern Ionics in need of a reliable domestic source in order to meet its production contracts. In looking for an American supplier, Southern Ionics realized that zircon sand has been mined in Georgia and Florida for more than fifty years. A team was assembled consisting of mining, mineral processing and environmental experts to mine and process mineral sands in a responsible manner, ensure zirconium oxychloride supply for Southern Ionics with production of zircon mineral sand, and to sell zircon and titanium minerals to other manufacturers