Job descriptions for Mining Engineers

Mining Engineer plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals from the earth. Mining Engineer plan and direct the engineering aspects of locating and extracting minerals, petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

Task of Mining engineers listed below:

• Conducting preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, Geologists, Geophysicists, other mineral scientists and other engineers to determine the resources present, the feasibility of extracting the reserves, and the design and development of the extraction process
• Preparing operation and project cost estimates and production schedules, and reporting progress, production and costs compared to budget
• Determining the most suitable methods of ore extraction taking account of such factors as depth of overburden, and attitude and physical characteristics of deposits and surrounding structure.