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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Employment of mining and geological engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth for mining and geological engineers will depend upon demand for coal, metals, and minerals. These resources are used in many products, from construction materials and cars to cell phones and computers. More mining and geological engineers are expected to be employed by engineering services firms, which provide specialized mine exploration, design, and production services. As companies look for ways to cut costs, they are expected to contract more services with engineering services firms, rather than employ engineers directly.Read More
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