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Mining engineers plan, design, organize and supervise the development of mines, mine facilities, systems and equipment; and prepare and supervise the extraction of metallic or non-metallic minerals and ores from underground or surface mines. Mining engineers are employed by mining companies, consulting engineering companies, manufacturers, government and in educational and research institutions.
mine design engineer, mine development engineer, mine layout engineer, mine production engineer, mine safety engineer, mine ventilation engineer, mineral engineer, mining engineer.
- Conduct preliminary surveys and studies of ore, mineral or coal deposits to assess the economic and environmental feasibility of potential mining operations
- Determine the appropriate means of safely and efficiently mining deposits
- Determine and advise on appropriate drilling and blasting methods for mining, construction or demolition
- Design shafts, ventilation systems, mine services, haulage systems and supporting structures
- Design, develop and implement computer applications such as for mine design, mine modelling, mapping or for monitoring mine conditions
- Plan and design or select mining equipment and machinery and mineral treatment machinery and equipment in collaboration with other engineering specialists
- Plan, organize and supervise the development of mines and mine structures and the operation and maintenance of mines
- Prepare operations and project estimates, schedules and reports
- Implement and co-ordinate mine safety programs
- Supervise and co-ordinate the work of technicians, technologists, survey personnel, and other engineers and scientists.
Outlook & Prospects for Mining Engineers in Northwest Territories
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- A new report from the Northwest Territories Teachers' Association found that some teachers are turning down jobs in NWT communities due to a lack of housing
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Canadian North Airlines will be moving 20 positions from Yellowknife to Alberta over the next few months
- Avalon announces positive feasibility study for the Nechalacho mining project, located 100 km southeast of Yellowknife. The study estimates $36.7M in yearly labour costs.
- A Calgary-based firm has been hired by the Alberta government to study the feasibility of a northern pipeline to Tuktoyaktuk
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- NWT launches Move Up program to recruit for growing economy
- CanNor announced $297,200 in funding over the next two years to improve drainage infrastructure in Tulita. The project is expected to create up to 20 jobs.
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