Lucky Friday

Mine Engineer


About the Position

The Mine Engineer performs short term mine production planning and scheduling, development and infrastructure design, mine ventilation design, ground control design, surveying, production quantity calculations and month end mine production reporting.

Here’s what you can expect in this role:

  • Performs short-range mine planning including development design; drift & fill and long-hole stope design; backfill design; scheduling development, production, and backfill; surveying; reconciliation of the schedule and plan with actual; and coordination with long-range mine planning, geology, survey, and mine operations.
  • Oversees projects, assists in budget preparation and cost estimations, and tracks costs.
  • Works with mine services including power, ventilation, compressed air, and water; assists with design and implementation of ground control and related ground support engineering including various rock bolting methods and shotcrete; optimizes techniques for explosives utilization and storage; ensures technical deliverables are provided to customers within time and quality expectations.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and conduct surveys, tests, or investigations. Collect data points, interpret results, and prepare recommendations. Present executive summaries and cost estimates to senior staff.
  • Apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in making minor adaptations and modifications to established engineering plans or systems.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed working knowledge of the mine’s operational issues and apply sound engineering practices to resolve them.
  • Provide engineering support and guidance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in mine engineering or other relevant technical discipline.
  • Professional Engineer designation preferred.
  • Experience in mining, metallurgy or mineral processing industry or similar relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 3-7 years of experience in mining engineering.
  • Computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, & MS Project) and at minimum basic skills with AutoCAD. Formal training for AutoCAD or Civil3D software is a plus.
  • Good communication skills.

About Us

The Lucky Friday Mine is a deep underground silver, lead, and zinc mine located one mile east of the town of Mullan in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in northern Idaho. The Lucky Friday has been owned and operated by Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, since 1958. Established in 1891 in one of the world’s most prolific silver-producing districts, northern Idaho’s Silver Valley, Hecla Mining Company’s rich history of mining has distinguished it as a respected precious metals producer. Hecla is the oldest U.S.-based precious metals mining company in North America and the largest producer of silver in the U.S. Headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with a sister office in Vancouver, B.C., our international, publicly traded company is over 125 years old.

Hecla Limited, Lucky Friday Mine is pleased to offer competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience, and a comprehensive benefits program that includes health & welfare, income protection, paid time off and retirement plans for employees, including medical, dental, and vision coverage for eligible dependents.

Interested candidates must possess or be able to obtain authorization to work in the United States. Applications and/or resumes may be sent via e-mail to, faxed to 208.545.3327, or mailed to:

Human Resources
Hecla Limited, Lucky Friday Mine
P.O. Box 31
Mullan, ID 83846

Hecla Limited, Lucky Friday Mine is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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