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Associate Mining Engineer/Geologist

Job Summary

The Associate Mining Engineer/Associate Geologist will assist the Quarry Manager/Mining Engineer in performing production activities.


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, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


  • Assist in performing production and mine planning activities
  • Supervise and direct quarry personnel
  • Learn and administer all company policies and safety procedures to maintain and promote a safe workplace
  • Monitor daily quarry activities to ensure mine plant and waste dump designs are effectively implemented in the field
  • Ensure survey and shot chemistry data are regularly updated and utilized to keep the mine model current
  • Develop and annually revise the one-year and the five-year mine plans by learning and using the company’s mining software
  • Oversee mining projects such as exploratory drilling or rock mechanics study
  • Perform surveying and plant inventory functions as required
  • Interface with and assist plant and corporate personnel as required


Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, Geology or related field preferred; degrees such as a degree in Civil Engineering or Geosciences may be considered, 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
  • Surveying knowledge preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Highly organized self-starter with an eye for detail and able to maintain multiple on-going projects simultaneously
  • Flexible attitude with 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 judgement in problem solving
  • Physical requirements: able to walk 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
  • Ability to drive to various plant sites and work locations
  • Must be able to travel overnight (air/auto)
  • Must be bale to be available by phone when not on-site
  • Must be able to work in hot, cold, outdoor and indoor environments.

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. #HP



Associate Mining Engineer/Geologist

Job Req ID:  9861
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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