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Title:  Geotechnical Engineer

Department:  Technical Services

Michigamme, MI, US, 49861

Contract Type: Permanent
Employee Type: Employee
Work Type: Work from Office / Site


Lundin Mining is a diversified Canadian base metals mining company with operations in Brazil, Chile, the United States of America, Portugal, Sweden, and Argentina, primarily producing copper, nickel and zinc.

Role Summary

General Description: Provides geotechnical support and expertise to the mine planning group and mine operations at Eagle Mine with direction from the Senior Geotechnical Engineer. The role utilizes specific knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles and practices to optimize safety, quality, and productivity of the operation.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
•    Utilize empirical, numerical, and analytical methods to design and evaluate ground support patterns
•    Independently inspect working areas and generate documentation and reports for activities including corrosion mapping, ground support QAQC inspections, and re-entry inspections.
•    Work with Mining Engineers to develop and update mine plans to include geotechnical considerations
•    Manage the expansion and calibration of the microseismic system
•    Plan, monitor and track ground support rehabilitation activities 
•    Review monthly mine plans for potential geotechnical concerns using field mapping, core photographs, core logs, and modeling. 
•    Update the life of mine stress model and assess the impact of stope design and sequence changes on induced stresses
•    Assist in the installation and maintenance of instrumentation and telemetry systems underground and on surface
•    Collect, analyze, and report on geotechnical monitoring data 
•    Coordinate with multiple departments and contractors to plan and execute geotechnical projects
•    Develop and present training for the underground workforce in geotechnical issues and ground support
•    Assist with underground geotechnical mapping and geotechnical core logging
•    Other duties as assigned

Education, qualifications and experience:
•    Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Geological Engineering or equivalent required
•    3-5 years of rock mechanics experience in an operational setting – UG experience preferred
•    Experience in areas of geotechnical investigations and ground support design and evaluation required
•    Exposure to mine design software (Deswik, Vulcan) preferred
•    Exposure to Map3D software preferred
•    Proficiency with Rocscience Suite of software (Dips, Unwedge, RS2) required
•    High level of proficiency with MS Office Suite required 
•    Awareness of the Mine Safety and Health Administrations (MSHA) act and regulations
•    Strong analytical abilities along with good communication skills
•    Ability to work independently
•    Project management skills 

HSEC Accountabilities:
Everyone in the workplace is responsible for his or her own safety and for the safety of their co-workers. Employees are responsible for performing all tasks in accordance with relevant HSEC Site Procedures, so as to work safely and keep the workplace safe.  Lundin Mining Company is responsible for determining steps required to ensure health and safety of all employees, protection of the environment, and the community. A full description of HSEC Accountabilities will be provided prior to interview. 

Lundin Mining Corporation fosters a positive, equitable and progressive workforce and is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process. If you require any accommodation during the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at

Lundin Mining is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures.


Requisition ID: 1175

Nearest Major Market: Marquette
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan

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