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Nevada Copper Short-Range Planning Engineer (Production) in Yerington, Nevada

Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.

Purpose of Position

The Short-Range Planning Engineer (Production) is responsible for the collaborative development, communication and implementation of short-range mine plans and the monitoring and reconciliation thereof. In conjunction with the Short-Range Planning Engineer (Support), this role is jointly responsible for development the business’s integrated short-range mine plan.

Key interfaces include Nevada Copper Team (Management, Technical and Support Staff) and mining related contractors.


The Short-range Planning Engineer (Production) reports to the Senior Mining Engineer.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain healthy, open and collaborative relationship with operational groups

  • Primary point of contact for the Engineering Team for short-range production related matters

  • Ensure engineering deliverables are provided on-time and in-full to support operations

  • Accountable for delivering short-range plans that achieve business objectives

  • Coordination and delivery of collaboratively developed weekly and monthly mine plans

  • Ensure timely delivery of level and related mine plans

  • Design of long-hole stope blasthole design and charge plans

  • Tracking of stope performance, including fragmentation, and optimization of drillhole and charging activities to achieve performance objectives

  • Accountable for creation and distribution of development plans (cut sheets / round maps) that safely and pragmatically achieve long-range plan objectives

  • Accountable for ensuring survey activities are coordinated to support production activities

  • Assist with the development of related engineering standards and processes

  • Backup for the Short-Range Planning Engineer (Support) when not on site

The above items are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountabilities and duties. Other duties required as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in Mining Engineering

  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in underground mining environment

  • Previous mining construction and / or start-up experience well regarded

  • Familiarity with relevant MSHA underground mining specific standards

  • Advanced used of mine planning software (Deswik preferred)

  • Experienced in long-hole open and sub-level stoping planning, drilling and blasting

  • Experienced in paste and rock backfilling of stopes well regarded

  • Mining operation in wet and hot environments

  • Exposure to mine ventilation and rock mechanics as applicable to underground mining

Skills / Abilities

  • Results- and customer-oriented focus

  • Short-range mine planning, including level planning through to cut sheets / round maps

  • Integrated mine planning using mine planning software

  • Strong technical and communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Pragmatic and effective analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and active listening skills

  • Ability to facilitate, collaborate and interact with individuals and groups

Personal Attributes

  • Dedication to the Company’s Culture and the position

  • Decisive

  • Results oriented

  • Maintain standards of conduct

  • Respectful

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

  • Consistent and fair

  • Leads by example

  • Ability to approach work with flexibility and agility as changing business needs arise

  • Be a highly effective contributor

Physical and Mental Demands and Requirements

  • Work in an underground work environment

  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in weight

  • Legally operate a vehicle typically requiring a Class 4 and/or 5 licenses

  • Periodically work in environmental extremes (i.e. hot or cold weather)

  • Sit for extended periods of time

  • Stay alert during periods of inactivity

  • Walk on uneven and poorly lit ground

Work Schedule and Personal Protective Equipment:

The incumbent will be required to work 40 hour/week schedule, primarily from Monday through Friday. Position may require weekend or evening work depending on organizational and operational requirements for a mine start-up environment. Ability to work extended hours as operational needs require to support projects. Personal Protective Equipment required for this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection and steel-toed boots.


Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below:

  • Full Benefits package

  • 401k

  • Competitive Compensation Package

  • Vacation and Holiday