Engineer in Training (EIT)

CST Coal - Grande Cache, AB (30+ days ago)

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General tasks and responsibilities are intended to be a guide to the EIT’s learning experience and not be rigid, inflexible tasks that he/she must perform. The duration and location of assignments will be scheduled to best suit both the EIT and CST Coal. CST Coal operates surface mining operations, thereby providing the EIT with a broad range of work experience and exposure to the industry. This should enhance their knowledge and skill base and be beneficial in the pursuit of their professional designation.


The EIT reports to the Senior Mine Engineer who is responsible for mentoring and supervising the EIT’s work plan and for coordinating work


The EIT will be responsible for completing a designated number of hours working in designated areas of the mine site facility. The EIT work plan will specify the time line(s) required however the plan is intended to be modified as economic, work and personal conditions dictate. The work plan may include the following responsibilities:

Surface Mine

Short and long range mine planning
Designing blast patterns
Determining maintenance and operations compatibility
Developing and monitoring equipment tracking systems



A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Registration or eligibility for registration with APEGA as a Member in Training


The EIT is an entry level engineer although most graduates will have some form of field experience associated to their chosen field through summer and/or Coop placement work

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Safety attitude and personal commitment to a zero incident work place
Some knowledge of OH&S Mining Regulations and related legislation
Some knowledge of open pit mine operations including bench, road and dump design and development. Coal mine knowledge is preferred.
Some knowledge of drilling and blasting techniques in an open pit mine.
Well developed skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation computer applications. Commercial 3D mining software and AutoCAD knowledge and skills are an asset
Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrated flexibility in responding to changing priorities
Good oral and written communication skills
Planning and organizational skills with a strong ability to conceptualize are assets
Good time management skills and multi-tasking abilities


The incumbent needs to be able to:
handle loads up to 20 kg. in weight

maintain a license to operate a vehicle requiring a Class 5 license

engage in physical exertion, i.e., walking and climbing over rough and uneven terrain in all types of weather

concentrate for over 60 consecutive minutes

work in environmental extremes for over 60 consecutive minutes

sit for over 60 consecutive minutes

perceive fine visual detail


The incumbent works at the CST Coal Mine Site facility on a 5 day on/2 day off (40 hour) schedule. Overtime and being on stand-by or ready for call-outs is necessary due to the nature of the work. He/she regularly operates a four wheel drive pickup on mountainous terrain in all types of weather and road conditions.

The incumbent is in an office setting 40% of the time and outdoors 60% of the time and may be exposed to dangerous physical hazards and loud and continuous noise levels associated with working in close proximity to large surface mining equipment, high walls and rough and steep terrain. Travel may be required outside the work area in order to attend conferences, courses or meetings.

As a condition of employment, the incumbent is required to comply with pre and post employment drug and alcohol testing as per the Drug and Alcohol Policy. Personal protective equipment will include the use of an approved hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots, hearing protection, protective clothing and gloves and safety vest.