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Regional Mining Engineering Manager (Remote)


The Regional Mining Engineering Manager, as part of the Mining Group, will support mine engineering and operational aspects across six operating gypsum mines in four states. The Regional Mining Engineering Manager will also support plants that procure raw gypsum supply from external sources.

This position requires travel between 50% to 75% by auto or air depending on ongoing projects. The majority of travel will be domestic with occasional international travel.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Learn and administer all company policies and safety procedures to maintain and promote a safe workplace
  • Support and respond to multiple mining methods: open pit, underground, drill and blast, ore milling applications (continuous miner, surface miner)
  • Assist in performing mine engineering and mine planning activities using AutoCad and/or Carlson software
  • Develop project scopes and work with other engineering, safety, environmental and finance disciplines to evaluate and execute continuous improvement projects
  • Develop an understanding of the gypsum manufacturing process to facilitate best practices to optimize rock quality, purity and efficiency of mining methods. Additionally, understand changes to the plants’ manufacturing chemistry and how it impacts the mineral requirements and reserves
  • Estimate mineral deposits and develop proper life-of-mine design for resource extraction
  • Demonstrate familiarity with operating mines on public land. Understand and assist with BLM permitting processes, annual reporting actions and claims management
  • Develop and annually revise the one-, five-, and life-of-mine plans by using Carlson software. Apply best-practice techniques for optimal slope stabilities and ore recovery. Understand the various geologic material properties associated with each operation.
  • Assist with field work and/or resource modeling associated with greenfield exploration, exploratory drilling or rock mechanics studies.
  • Analyze and evaluate mining operations to optimize equipment usage or performance of operations. Participate in implementation and tracking of operational KPIs as well as formulation of project-specific action item lists and follow-up
  • Oversee surveying and plant inventory reconciliation functions as required with varying stockpiling methods and gradations. Familiarity with scanning and volumetric technologies is important as it associates with vendor management. Light survey work may be required.
  • Interface with, and assist plant management, corporate personnel, and contractors as required.
  • Work with Quarry Managers and local Safety Managers to assist with annual or spot training (MSHA) as needed.
  • Work with the environmental division to develop and maintain mining operations to remain in compliance with local and federal regulations

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering or related field preferred; degrees such as a degree in Civil Engineering or Geosciences may be acceptable depending on work experience
    • Familiarity with MSHA regulations.  
    • Previous mine surveying experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Teams communications 
    • Highly organized self-starter with an eye for detail and the ability to maintain multiple on-going projects simultaneously 
    • Flexible attitude with the ability to work well in ambiguous, changing situations and able to reprioritize work accordingly 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate positive working relationships with all levels of customers, management and staff 
    • Able to exercise sound judgment in problem-solving 
    • Physical requirements: able to walk/hike long distances, stoop, crawl under and into enclosed spaces, and climb on equipment to provide supervision during work 
    • Able to walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground), climb stairs, ladders, may require exploratory work in hot or cold climates and high-altitude locations. 

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • Related Master’s level education
    • Familiarity with Carlson mining software and AutoCAD 
    • Supervisory experience in open pit or underground mining

    Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

    At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

    For this role, we anticipate paying $130,000 - $150,000. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.

    Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
    This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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