Our Engineer Co-ops will gain experience in Operations Leadership and/or Maintenance & Reliability Engineering role. What lies ahead as a full-time engineer could be a career path in any of the following:
• Mining Engineers – Work both underground with engineers and crews on active projects and on surface supporting our people and infrastructure bringing road deicing salt to our customers Engineers will learn mining techniques such as surveying and mapping, room and pillar mining operations, mineral processing, water management, materials handling, and mining safety best practices, Engineers will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with other team members on engineering work, and champion their own projects to leave a mark on our facilities.
• Electrical Engineers – The mining environment provides many opportunities to gain exposure to both high voltage power infrastructure and an extensive network of programming and control systems. Engineers Co-ops will learn how we safely operate and automate equipment from both experienced electrical engineers and electricians. Electrical reliability is the core support of production and communications in a unique environment and is maintained by best practices in maintenance and design that co-ops will learn to develop and implement by working with electric powered mining equipment, hoisting systems, pumps, conveyor belts, screening equipment, and other systems.
• Production Management Engineers - Lead people, process, and input/product in a mining environment. They will be involved in day-to-day direct supervision of operators and production activities and participate in daily production management meetings. Engineers will learn how to comprehend and handle all aspects of MSHA federal regulations and compliance programs including environmental, health, safety, maintenance, and housekeeping. Production Management Engineers typically develop teams of production employees within the first two years of their careers and have responsibility for hiring, scheduling, motivating, and handling employee relation issues. They will also be involved in process optimization, equipment, and process reliability, and may run capital projects.
• Process/Project Engineering - Responsible for business case development, vendor selection, budget management, and project management responsibilities for major projects and improvements involving process optimization, safety, quality, infrastructure, and energy use. They have heavy involvement with various innovation processes, idea generation systems, and reliability centered design, and they help implement technical initiatives driven from global Process Development Groups, Centers of Excellence, and Research & Development.