Drilling Engineer - Solution Mining
FMC Corporation - Green River, WY

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Drilling Engineer – Solution Mining

FMC employs people across a broad range of occupations in locations across the world where we use advanced technologies in research and development, mining, and manufacturing to produce customized products and applications. Our offerings provide important sustainable benefits, including increased agricultural production, better foods and medicines, advanced energy storage, and cleaner water, air and soil.

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug-free workplace. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

FMC Green River, WY is hiring an experienced Drilling Engineer - Solution Mining to develop and lead FMC’s well-drilling program for trona (natural soda ash) solution mining. Our successful candidate has supervised well-planning and design; offers hands-on field experience with directional drilling, wireline, and well mechanical integrity testing; and has excellent project management, documentation, data analysis, process improvement; and vendor management skills. Solution mining experience is a plus.
  • Support a $10M+ direction drilling (DD) pilot program
  • Plan the drilling sequence and target areas for maximum efficiency to extract ore
  • Schedule, manage, and monitor the drilling and drillers, well-planning and design
  • Test well mechanical integrity
  • Project Management
  • Data analysis, research, vendor, contractor, and consultant management, and record-keeping
  • Five-year commitment building and leading the well-planning and drilling department

Our Green River, Wyoming plant is the world’s largest trona mine and producer of natural soda ash. We are the industry leader in developing and executing solution mining technology. Manufacturing a variety of products (soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydroxide) for food and pharmaceutical, glass, environmental, household products, mining, oil & gas, and more.

If this challenging role is right for you, apply now to be considered.

Responsibilities:
  • Site process engineering resource
  • Surface well drilling project management, including cost control
  • Ensure projects comply with regulatory requirements
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Minewater, tailings, and solution mine planning
  • Design, plan, and estimate well drilling projects
  • Execution of well drilling projects
  • Wellfield mechanical integrity
  • Technical improvement projects
  • Mentor site technical resources
  • Continuing education and skill building
  • Lead development of long range Westvaco and Granger solution mining plans
  • Solution mining resource exploration, quantification, and mapping.
  • Design, plan, oversee, and execute tailings, solution mining, groundwater, exploration (coring) and all types of well drilling projects.
  • Select and manage consulting and drilling resources
  • Cost estimating for wellfield projects
  • Safety and hazard reviews
  • Maintain records for cores, well drilling, and wellfield layouts
  • Coordinate record keeping with Environmental, Plant Engineering, and Mine Engineering groups to ensure records meet regulatory and project documentation requirements
  • Collect and analyze minewater and solution mining data and prepare monthly Granger and Westvaco tailings and minewater reports
  • Oversee wellfield mechanical integrity program and reporting
  • Primary Technology Team representative on Westvaco Muds team and Granger Minewater team
  • Mentor technical resources in both Technology and Plant departments to grow their site knowledge and technical skills, especially in well drilling and tailings/minewater/solution mining operations
  • Process Engineering / Improvement projects
  • Manage FMC logging trailer/equipment
  • Assist Mine Engineers with underground well planning and execution

Required Education:
  • BSME, BC Chemical Engineering, BS Mining Engineering, BS Civil Engineering, BS Petroleum Engineering, BS Geo- Engineering, BS Geology, BS Geo Science or Physical Sciences
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Qualifications:

Required
  • BSME, BC Chemical Engineering, BS Mining Engineering, BS Civil Engineering, BS Petroleum Engineering, BS Geo- Engineering, BS Geology, BS Geo Science or Physical Sciences
  • Minimum three years experience drilling engineering field experience (i.e. petroleum, oil and gas, water, geological, or environmental / remediation), well-planning and design supervision, well mechanical integrity testing, record-keeping, and project management; 5-7 years preferred

Preferred
  • Contractor management
  • Petroleum, oil and gas (O&G)
  • Solution mining

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Drilling, “directional drilling” wireline, wells, well-planning, well-planner, “well design” mining, “solution mining”, “PM”, project management”, environmental, remediation, “core sampling”, “coil and tube”, “tube coiling”, petroleum, “oil and gas”, “O&G”, “ground water”, hydrology, geology, geo- sciences, BSME, "BS Mining Engineering", "BS Chemical Engineering" , geologist, “earth sciences”, “civil engineering”, “physical sciences”, “mechanical integrity testing”, “integrity testing”

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