Senior Mining Engineer

Job location:
Sylacauga, Alabama, USA
Created moment:
November 9, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07679

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Senior Mining Engineer

Job Summary

Based at our flagship plant just south of Birmingham, AL, we are hiring a Senior Mining Engineer. In this role, you will collaborate with the Mine Manager, Operations Manager, and Division Mining and Geology group to develop effective short to mid-term mining sequencing to optimize operations and the mine's lifespan. This role also supports the divisional mine planning team with long-term, life-of-mine planning. The Senior Mining Engineer works to develop mine plans, ensuring their implementation through monthly surveying using GPS systems. In addition, this role oversees the monthly reconciliation process for both internal and external material movement and conducts advanced analyses of this movement. You will  also process capital expenditure requests for the mining department.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Mine Management and Division support personnel to extract minerals, considering factors such as safety, operational costs, deposit characteristics, overburden depth, and surrounding strata.

  • Prepare and distribute a monthly dashboard report on the state of the mining operation, with assistance from the Jr Mining Engineer.

  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in continuous mine studies to optimize the haulage fleet. Review data with the Operations Engineer and Mine Manager to make recommendations for improvements, type and capacity of haulage equipment (e.g., excavators, front-end loaders, trucks), and labor utilization.

  • Under the Mining Manager's oversight, lay out and direct mine operations, including the location and position of excavation benches and access roads, with the goal of achieving competency within one year.

  • Under the Mining Manager's supervision, coordinate all ore drilling and blasting activities, aiming to acquire the necessary skills within one year.

  • Ensure a steady supply of crude ore for processing plants.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering, Geology, or a related technical field such as Civil or Geotechnical.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting a mining operation.


  • The role involves sitting for up to 50% of work time and standing/walking for up to 50% of work time.

  • Up to 10% travel may be required.

Skills and Attributes Requirements:

  • Proven ability to identify the need for, justify, and implement improvement processes.

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and effectively use Surpac Modeling Software.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Proven ability to learn and effectively use GPS systems for surveying.

  • Demonstrated capability to provide support to Operations Management by monitoring production data, creating graphs, and tracking equipment data through OEM-supplied software.

Position Type

Full time



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