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Mining Engineer

Job Location

South Park, PA, United States

Job Description

APPLICATION PERIOD: 07/10/2018 to 01/10/2019

This is an open-continuous announcement. Referral lists may be requested throughout the life of the announcement.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center, Roof Control Division, in South Park, PA. The Division provides technical services to support Coal Mine Safety and Health and Metal and Non-Metal Mine Safety and Health enforcement activities, the mining industry, and other Governmental agencies. The Center is responsible to a great degree for the interpretation of Federal regulations as outlined in the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, Public Law 91-173, as amended by Public Law 95-164, and for improving safety practices throughout the mining industry through advisory and consulting services, and by technical investigations of complex safety problems.

Evaluates the needs of the mining industry regarding roof control technology and initiates programs to improve the state-of-the-art in this area.

Performs field investigations of roof control problems in underground mines using existing rock mechanics techniques and methods of evaluating the performance of roof support systems currently being used. Consolidates resulting data to provide parameters useful to the mine operator and MSHA’s inspections personnel in determining changes that can be made to improve the roof support system and/or mine roof control safety.

Performs field investigations of automated temporary roof support systems to determine if they are technically sound for use as temporary supports and/or acceptable for use in lieu of canopy as defined in Section 75.1710(f). Provides parameters useful to the equipment manufacturer, the mine operator and MSHA’s inspections personnel in determining changes that can be made to improve the roof support system.

Designs laboratory investigations to determine the qualities of roof support systems that can be used to define their applicability to unique mining situations, leads a team of engineers and technicians in the execution of such studies, and prepares reports of subsequent findings in a timely manner.

Conducts field investigations, evaluating the effectiveness of new roof support systems, in order to aid MSHA’s inspection personnel in determining acceptability for underground use.

Evaluates various types of commercially available rock mechanics instrumentation in order to upgrade the RCD’s capabilities relating to in-mine data acquisition.

Performs investigations dealing with ground control aspects of longwall mining.

Attends meeting and conferences with Federal, State, and private organizations to obtain and provide information relative to roof control.

Keeps abreast of technological developments in the field of roof and/or ground control through contacts with the mining industry and government agencies and through review of relevant literature.

Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Job Requirements

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Contact Information

Contact U.S. Department Of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC, United States 20210
Website http://www.dol.gov/


October 31, 2018

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