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Lehigh Hanson Mine Planning Engineer- Cupertino, CA in Cupertino, California

AutoReqId: 9728BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Cupertino-CA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Mine Planning Engineer for our West Region to be based in Cupertino, CA.

The Mine Planning Engineer is responsible for evaluating mine sites throughout our West Region to determine the most economic and efficient way to mine aggregates. This position is ideal for someone who is self-motivated and enjoys problem solving in a group environment. This position serves as the beginning of a fulfilling career in the aggregates/mining industry and includes exposure to multi levels of management and a variety of complex geologic structures, operational obstacles, and varying extraction methods.

This is an excellent development opportunity to gain multi-site management experience and share best practices throughout the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you’ll get to do:

  • Be responsible for supporting all aggregate operations in our West Region with tasks including but not limited to: resources and reserve calculations, pit shell and haulage plans, reclamation plans, construction grading plans, pumping system evaluations and benchmarking.

  • Partner with Local Management and Geologists to evaluate quantity and quality of minerals to be mined.

  • Partner with Engineers and Local management to provide detailed mine plans and establish action plans for key moments in the Life of Mine that will have major impacts on the site

  • Develop and provide data required to produce short, mid, and long-range mine plans. Partner with project coordinators and engineers to provide necessary design parameters and volumes for capital projects.

  • Be responsible for preparing all mine planning documents necessary to obtain mining permits for Greenfield sites and permit renewals for existing sites.

  • Develop reclamation plans that will enhance the value of mined out properties for the highest possible sale price.

  • Evaluate the efficiencies of systems and develop mining plans which will assist operations when unforeseen conditions develop.

  • Provide assistance in the land management and acquisition process.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil or Mining Engineering from an accredited institution preferred.

  • Engineer in Training or ability to become Engineer in Training within two years

  • Must have all required documentation, as required, to work within the United States.

  • One to five years directly related experience. Experience in preparing mine plans and supporting documents and dealing with local, state and federal agencies that have regulatory authority over mining strongly preferred.

  • Must be proficient in the use of Carlson/Auto-Cad (preferably) and/or other computer design programs and mining or earthwork software.

  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Willingness to travel between 25% and 50%.

  • Must be able to comprehend and willing to follow all safety instructions and training as per site specific conditions dictate.


  • Frequently the employee will sit, walk and climb

  • Must be able to walk comfortably up to a mile daily

  • Light to medium level work; exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally and /or 10 pounds of force frequently, and /or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects

  • Frequently will be required to push/pull and climb ladders no greater that 20ft. at a time

  • Frequently will be required to travel catwalks no less than 10 degrees inclined and no greater than 20 degrees inclined at varying distances less than 200 feet occasionally, up to 800 feet frequently and 2,500 feet occasionally

  • Frequently will be required to climb staircases up to 110 feet in elevation.

  • Frequently required to reach above shoulders to climb ladders and occasionally standing

  • Occasionally required to sit while in company vehicle or office

  • Constantly required to hear sounds and have clarity of near, far and peripheral sight with depth perception

  • Requires balance and equilibrium when climbing ladders; walking catwalks or stair cases in elevated areas up to 110 feet in evaluation

  • Requires use of feet for repetitive movements such as driving, walking, climbing stairway and ladders

  • Requires use of both hands for grasping and fine manipulations for repetitive motions

Specific vision abilities required by the position include:

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled