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Geotechnical Engineer Internship

General Description: Provide assistance to mine geotechnical engineers in the design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of ground support systems in order to maintain a safe working environment for mine personnel. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Accompany mine geotechnical engineers on regular underground inspections of working areas to include geotechnical mapping, corrosion mapping, general inspections, and seismic re-entry inspections
  • Assist in ground support design for planned mine excavations, and perform QA/QC testing of installed ground support systems
  • Work closely with operations, mine planning engineers, and mine geologists to optimize safety, quality, and productivity of the operation
  • Assist in installation and maintenance of geotechnical monitoring equipment underground and on surface
  • Analyze monitoring data and prepare reports of monitoring results
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education, qualifications and experience:

  • Course work in Mining or Geological Engineering
  • Exposure to geotechnical design and evaluation software, such as RocScience 
  • Knowledge of mining methods, backfill systems, underground rock mechanics, and ground support design 
  • Exposure to mine design or CAD software
  • Strong analytical abilities along with good communication skills; 
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Key Personal Competencies:

  • Action oriented and produces results – tasks are accomplished within required timeframes
  • Leadership – accepts responsibility and accountability
  • Integrity and trust – operates by personally defined set of ethics and values
  • Decision making – correct, appropriate, timely, based on sound judgment, business sense and technical data 
  • Communications – clear, concise, objective, well organized, is an active listener
  • Technical excellence, analysis, problem solving – subject matter expert, researches/support proper solutions
  • Ingenuity and resourcefulness – utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, thinks outside the box
  • Organized – activities are logically and appropriately prepared, coordinated and conducted
  • Planning and scheduling – work is planned properly, scheduled effectively, and accomplished efficiently
  • Quality – output meets/exceeds standards, is accurate and complete
  • Team work – works collaboratively focusing on team needs, provides recognition, is open and supportive
  • Flexibility – accepts change and is open to and supportive of innovative ideas and methods

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. Specifically, all employees must:

  • Accept personal responsibility for HSEC
  • Identify hazards, unsafe actions, and conditions that could result in damage to property, injury, impacts to the environment, and the community
  • Obey any instruction issued to protect their own personal health and safety, and the health and safety of others, protection of the environment and the community. 
  • Report, as soon as practicable to their Manager any situations where HSEC requirements are not being conformed to within their work area
  • Avoid endangerment to any other person through any act or omission
  • Only use equipment you are trained to use and operate the equipment in a way that is safe, protects the environment and doesn’t cause undue community impacts. 
  • Participate in HSEC training provided to them
  • Report all incidents; including but not limited to injuries, near miss, community interactions and impacts, environmental impacts, spills, unsafe work practices, etc.

To apply, or to find out more about this role please submit your resume, referencing “Geotechnical Engineer Intern” to: