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Mining Engineer

Job Summary

The Mining Engineer will assist the Mining Group in all aspects of mine engineering and mining operations.


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. All regular full-time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and a retirement program. The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


  • Assist in performing mine engineering and mine planning activities
  • Learn and administer all company policies and safety procedures to maintain and promote a safe workplace
  • Work and communicate with other engineering disciplines to complete corporate projects in the mining department
  • Develop an understanding of the cement and aggregate manufacturing process to improve efficient mining methods; also understand changes to the plant’s manufacturing chemistry and how it impacts the mineral requirements and reserves
  • Estimate mineral deposits and develop proper life of mine design for the resource
  • Develop and annually revise the one, five, and life of mine plans by using the Surpac and MineSched mining software
  • Oversee mining projects such as exploratory drilling or rock mechanics study
  • Analyze and evaluate mining operations to optimize equipment usage or performance of operations
  • Perform surveying and plant inventory functions as required with varying survey equipment e.g., GPS, drone, total station
  •  Interface with, and assist plant, corporate personnel, and contractors as required
  • Perform exploration and exploratory work on prospects and new mining sites
  • Work with the environmental division to develop and maintain mining operations to remain in compliance with local and federal agencies
  • Operate as a commercial drone pilot operate remote drones for aerial survey work


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 and OSHA regulations preferred
  • Supervisory experience in open pit mining preferred
  • Familiarity with Surpac mining software and AutoCAD preferred
  • Must have or willing to acquire FAA Part 107 sUAS drone pilot certification
  • Surveying knowledge preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • 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 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, and stockpiles as high as 400 feet in elevation.  May require exploratory work in hot or cold climates and high-altitude locations
  • Ability to drive to various plant sites and work locations
  • Must be able to travel overnight (air/auto)

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.

Mining Engineer

Job Req ID:  10729
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

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