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Estimated Pay $21 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Miami, Arizona

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Job Description
We offer Competitive Pay, Great Benefits, and Opportunities for Growth.

Pinto Valley Mining Corporation (PVMC), a subsidiary of Capstone Copper, is a global leader in metal mining and processing, focused on Copper and Molybdenum production.

As a member of the PVMC team, you will have the opportunity to work for a company that places its highest priorities on supporting its people and the communities where they live, protecting the environment, and providing safe and secure working conditions.

Located just outside the Phoenix metro area, at PVMC you will enjoy working in a collaborative and diverse team environment with training, development, and career growth opportunities. We live by our values; Safety, Accountability, Excellence and Caring.


About the Role

PVMC operates two active tailings facilities, depositing approximately 56 thousand tonnes per day of tailings, and is responsible for an additional three legacy facilities. Management of tailings and water is fundamentally important to Capstone Copper and PVMC and realizing PVMC’s potential as a long-life copper producer relies on a strong tailings engineering team. The Senior Tailings Engineer will work closely with the Tailings Superintendent and Responsible Tailings Facility Engineer (EOR), the Engineer of Record (EoR) and various consultants to ensure continuous excellence in tailings design, operation and closure, in line with Capstone’s Tailings Management System and applicable industry standards.


Who We are Looking For

Are you a highly motivated individual with a commitment to the safety and well-being of your fellow employees? Do you consistently look for ways to improve yourself and others? Are you committed to living the Capstone Values? If so, then you are the kind of person that we are looking for.



· Support the implementation of Capstone’s Tailings Management System and related industry standards of practice as they pertain to all active and inactive TSFs at Pinto Valley Mine

· Provide technical review of all work performed by the EoR or other consultants related to tailings management

· Coordinate and participate in internal and external TSF inspections, including those by the Independent Technical Review Board (ITRB), EoR, and State Agencies as applicable, and ensure implementation of recommendations

· Track and report KPIs. Work with Tailings Superintendent to develop action plans to resolve issues

· Contribute with monitoring and instrumentation planning and interpretation, QA/QC and safe plans for tailings management

· Prepare tailings deposition and water management plans in collaboration with Tailings Superintendent

· Develop scopes of work based on operational considerations

· Collaborate with Tailings Superintendent in the preparation of short and long-term forecasts and Opex/Capex budgets for engineering projects

· Mentor more junior engineers and conduct training of Operations (Supervisors and Operators) on topics related to tailings management

• Ensure all consultants, contractors and vendors are working in compliance with all Pinto Valley Mine procedures.

• Plan work according to TSF construction strategies, using survey and design tools.

• Provide input into the formation of the Tailings department as well as long-term planning.

• Assign resources and develop work schedules for TSF construction. Daily checks on building to design/QAQC checks.

• Participate in and document weekly, monthly, and long-term project planning and scheduling meetings.

• Maintain and assist in developing and/or reviewing standard jobs / task lists / safe work instructions, etc.

• Support initiatives to optimize existing business systems, processes, practices, and equipment to improve the overall performance of the function

• Behave in a way that demonstrates support of Capstone’s Vision and Values: Always Accountable, Execute with Excellence, Deliver Results and Work Responsibly


• At least five years of experience working in the field of tailings or a related engineering field

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, including reviewing and writing technical reports and presentations

• Strong time management skills

• Knowledge of TSF design, construction, operation, maintenance, and surveillance.

• Knowledge of soil mechanics, slope stability analysis and general geotechnical and civil engineering principles.

• Knowledge of monitoring and survey equipment, procedures, and principles


• Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, AutoCAD).

· Muk3D or other tailings management software valued


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or a related field

Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) certification preferred


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Pinto Valley Mining Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.