Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers:

Conduct sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $76,980.00
Average Time to Fill 50 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 27
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 2.56 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design mechanical or production-related tools, fixtures, or devices
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Design control systems
Coordinate development of refining processes
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design mining or petroleum extraction system equipment
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Write computer programs or code
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design waste recovery methods
Design construction projects
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Conduct geological surveys
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Determine effects of pollution
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Review engineering data or reports
Survey land or properties
Collect engineering data
Conduct field research
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Determine factors affecting production processes

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Direct geological surveys
Direct construction activities
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Lead engineering teams
Supervise engineering personnel
Direct engineering research or investigative studies
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Take responsibility for safety of group
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Delegate authority for engineering activities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Perform engineering research
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze ecosystem data
Interpret aerial photographs
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Analyze financial data or information

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate operational costs
Estimate engineering project costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Bid work projects
Estimate construction project costs
Determine locations, angles, and depths of blast holes or other related drill sites
Perform engineering related measurements
Explore areas for oil or gas
Determine amount or kind of explosive needed to complete job

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

Plan construction of structures or facilities
Plan oil or ore extraction
Prepare detailed work plans
Plan production processes
Design structures or facilities
Manage projects to keep within time, cost, and quality guidelines
Conduct long-term forest or range land planning
Plan testing of engineering methods
Develop plans for engineering programs, projects, or services

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cost Estimation
Equipment Selection
Business Development
Project Planning and Development Skills
Technical Writing / Editing
Legal Compliance

Related Licensing Requirements

Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

Professional Engineer (18-0000000009)

Requirements for professional engineer registration includes graduating from an approved engineer curriculum followed by four years of experience. Other requirements include: Certification from the state where you passed your exams or your NCEES record. 5 references, of which 3 must be from Professional Engineers. Copies of transcripts. Paying the exam fee. Please consult with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for addition educational or exam requirements.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)

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