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North America_Engineer Senior, Geotechnical, Underground (Nevada)

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Carlin, NV, US, 89822

Company: Newmont Mining Corporation


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.   The North American region consists of multiple surface and underground operations spread throughout Northern Nevada and our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Colorado.

Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.

About This Role

  • Are you looking to put your (geotechnical) engineering or geology degree to use?
  • Do you have strong communication and presentation skills?
  • Do you enjoy interacting with colleagues in a professional environment?
  • Join us in this challenging, dynamic underground mine environment. Be a part of our strong team and gain significant development and career opportunities.
  • We are looking for Underground Geotechnical Engineers.

In This Role You Will

  • Apply engineered rock mechanics principles to the design of ground support systems
  • Inspect ground and ground support conditions to ensure compliance with company standards, procedures and government regulation.
  • Work effectively with team members as well as other departments to communicate ground control issues, and as a problem solver to provide solutions that mitigate risks
  • Keep associates, team members and supervisors adequately informed of actions, opportunities, problems and plans to enable each to perform their role.
  • Document decisions made
  • Conduct underground site inspections of active work sites to ensure ground control programs are in place and in compliance with MSHA and company standards
  • Use in-house engineering and data software
  • Predict ground movement and plan for necessary ground support installation using ground control model
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of ground support technology and innovation
  • Evaluate the rock mechanics of mining areas through the study of models, designs and processes to optimize ore extraction
  • Handle Qa/Qc programs for ground control systems including rock bolts, backfill and shotcrete and ensure investigation, communication and timely corrective measures of any not in compliance with standards,
  • Ensure the thorough investigation, documentation and implementing of corrective actions related to any falls of ground.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your Training, Skills and Experience Checklist

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Geology and three years' experience in underground mining
  • Advanced presentation and strong communication skills (verbal, written, and technical)
  • Committed to ongoing improvement of own knowledge of relevant technology and innovations

Working Conditions and Location

  • If you have preference to which site you are interested, let us know in your cover letter and select preference on your application.
  • Positions are available at our underground mine sites in Nevada:  Carlin Underground, Twin Creeks Underground.


For more information on Newmont:

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

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