Great opportunity for an experienced Mining Engineer to join our Drake team to manage quarry operations in support of cement and aggregate plant production. Oversees blasting, production, maintenance, short and long-term planning, safety and other related activities. Directs the quarry contractor(s) to ensure all activities are carried out to achieve required production goals at the lowest cost possible in a safe and environmentally compliant manner. Responsible for overall mine planning and scheduling, continuous review of operations for greater efficiencies, accuracy of inventories and quality analysis, and cost-effective production.
Oversee daily quarry operations including sampling, stripping, drilling, blasting, hauling, crushing, stacking, shipping and loading trucks.
Work with plant managers to ensure production and quality goals are met.
Coordinate and oversee contractors’ work in the Paulden and Seligman quarries.
Enforce Drake safety policies and practices, ensuring adherence to MSHA and ADEQ requirements.
Responsible for control of mine and mine productivity.
Maintain mine databases, ensuring that required sampling and testing are completed as scheduled and data is recorded.
Analyze mine data, produce reports and make recommendations regarding mine operations and opportunities for improvement.
Responsible for maintaining mine modelling and mine design.
Develop and maintain both short and medium-term mine plans to include all aspects of mine activity, such as production planning, quality and scheduling, maintenance planning and scheduling, equipment rebuilds or replacements.
Oversee exploration and plan production activities to optimize mining efforts and consistency.
Ability to effectively communicate mine planning objectives to all levels of the organization.
Work closely with Quality and Production Departments
Assist in preparation of the capital budget by recommending projects and coordinating the approved projects’ implementation.
At Drake we understand our team members are the key to our success. We support our employees through a competitive compensation package and flexible benefits programs designed to meet the diverse needs of families. Our benefits package includes a full company-paid family medical option, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, voluntary accident, hospital and critical illness/cancer coverages available the first of the month following 30 days of employment. You also would be eligible for up to a 4% company 401(k)match after 1-year and the company bonus program!
Drake Companies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To learn more about the Drake Companies, please visit our website at www.drakeus.com.
Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering.
Three or more years of experience in open pit mine mining engineering and operations.
Bilingual with the ability to read, write and speak in English and Spanish.
Experience with mining software required; Datamine experience is ideal.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
Familiarity with AutoCAD is a plus.
Familiarity with Kespry drone software is a plus.
Experience with permitting of quarries and working with landowners.
Ability to manage contractors through effective communication, negotiation, persuasion, follow-up and accountability.
Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and implement and follow mining plans and schedules.
Strong planning, negotiating, analytical and decision-making skills.
Some experience with chemical and geological make-up of raw materials to optimize production and achieve quality guidelines.
Ability to travel locally, in the US, and internationally.
About Drake Cement LLC
Welcome to Drake Cement, where it is our mission to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services while maintaining environmental and social responsibility and a strong focus on our most valuable resource, our employees.
With our state-of-the-art cement plant in central Arizona, Drake Cement provides a variety of solutions to the cement and construction materials industries. More importantly, Drake Cement's commitment to being not just the best supplier, but also the best employer, neighbor, and corporate citizen, is how we live every day.
The Drake companies are growing and we invite you to find out more about us.