Mine Planning Engineer

Job location:
Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
April 1, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08098

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.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Mine Planning Engineer

Job Summary

Based at our office in Johns Creek, GA, we are hiring a Mine Planning Engineer to develop medium range and life of mine plans, by optimizing the known reserve potential primarily for the West & Mexico Hubs. 


   Develop life-of-mine plans from reserve models and business forecasts

● Develops and is responsible for all aspects of the life of mine planning, reporting, development, and execution of mine plans including mine safety, quality projection, equipment recommendation, volumetrics, resources, sequencing, scheduling, and environmental considerations 

● Develop and recommend safe traffic routing for medium and short-term

Develop capital needs within mine phasing for medium-range capital forecasting

● Determine optimal heavy mobile equipment fleet based on production 

requirements, site-specific conditions, ramp and bench configurations

● Prepare monthly crude materials requirement planning report and communicate results 

● Assist in the preparation of budgets and stripping planning/capital requests ● Work with Sr. Operations Analyst and with Improvement teams 

● Other related duties as assigned by management 

● Able to travel to sites in West & Mexico 

Key Competencies: 

● Demonstrated high proficiency in MS Access and MS Excel 

● Good knowledge of GIS and survey software 

● Proven ability to learn and effectively use Surpac Modeling Software or related

Proven ability to establish positive relationships with existing workforce

● Conducted one’s self as a champion for change and demonstrated success in supporting a continuous improvement culture 

● Proven ability to be an integral part of a mining management team

● Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and facilitate work through peers, superiors, and subordinates

● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with different timelines ● Proficient and effective verbal and written communication skills 


● BS degree - preferably in engineering, mining, or geological engineering

● Minimum of 3 years supporting a mining operation 

● Operations experience a plus 

Location: SE USA Preferred with travel to sites as needed (approximately 40%)


● Field work required, ability to work in a hot environment or underground in a cool dark environment 

● Able to work in an office environment 

● Able to lift 50 lbs and carry a drill-core box 

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

IMERYS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.   

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.