• Underground Mine Engineer II

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    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Product Line
    Job Locations
    US-IL-South Elgin
    Aggregate Industries Management, Inc.
  • Overview


    The Mine Engineer has direct responsibility for the mining, mapping, and safety of the three underground sites in GCA.  He/she works closely and effectively with the Plant Manager and the safety, environment, and land groups.  He/she also performs all the functions as the Mine Engineer for Fox River Stone



    • Safety: Ensures that equipment and processes meet or exceed the MSHA, OSHA and Lafarge guidelines.  Pursues a culture of safety that is best in class with an objective of “zero”.  Actively engages with the workforce to reinforce safe behaviors.
    • Environment: Establishes the environment as a priority at the site.  Ensures regulations are met or exceeded by following Lafarge best practices.
    • Cost control: Embraces best practices, processes and tools to ensure plant activities are optimized and costs are best in class.  Effectively utilizes Lafarge’s programs to manage costs.
    • Performance Management: Promotes a culture of performance.  Effectively utilizes KPIs, Performance Efficiency Reviews, financial statements and operational reports to track performance, establish effective action plans and continuously improve the operations.
    • Quality: Understands the value of quality and ensures processes are in place to provide a quality product to our customers.  Utilizes best practices in extraction, processing, stockpiling, stock-pile reclamation and re-handling to ensure product remains within target specifications as it is received by our customers.  Uses available reports effectively to measure quality, identify variances and establish corrective action.
    • Planning: Develops operational and capital plans for the plant to continuously improve productivity and maintain costs as low or lower than our competition.  Prepares budgets for special projects.  Creates short-term and life-of-mine plans and ensures they are closely followed/executed (i.e. overburden removal and placement, extraction, and progressive rehabilitation/reclamation).
    • Capital: Works with Plant Manager/US Mfg team to identify necessary sustaining and development capital according to Lafarge best practices.   Assists in preparing CERs (Capital Expenditure Requests) and assists in installation/construction as required.  Project Management to be performed by the Project Engineer for the Market Area.
    • Plant Image: Maintains the plant in accordance with standard guidelines for plant image.  Plant image includes housekeeping, parts storage, vehicles and equipment condition (cleanliness and appearance), entrance & property, and buildings.
    • HR/Labor Relations: Supervises the workforce, typically through plant foreman and/or lead-hands.  Responsible for effective recruitment, merit/recognition, disciplinary actions and terminations on site.  Fosters effective employee relations. Establishes a safe and productive work environment where employees are proud to members of the Lafarge family.
    • Community Relations: Works proactively with the local community to ensure that Lafarge is a valued member of the community.  Activities include organization of open houses and participation with local schools and non-profit organizations


    • Reports to the local aggregates Operations Manager
    • Works closely with the Plant Managers and other Mine Engineers
    • Works closely with the Manufacturing team for US Aggregates and Safety organization,
    • Works closely with local Materials Performance Manager, and Land Manager.



    Required Education:  Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree

    Field of Study Preferred:  Engineering or Geology      

    Required Work Experience:  5 years industry experience

    Travel Requirements:  as required

    Required Computer and Software Skills: CAD and computer literate


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