Mining Engineer

HQ- Reno NV / Tonopah, NV
Engineering – Mining Engineer /
Full-time /
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) encompasses one of the largest known measured, indicated, and inferred lithium claystone resource deposits in the United States. Located in Big Smoky Valley near Tonopah, Nevada, the project includes 517 unpatented lode mining claims covering over 10,340 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). ABTC began geologic exploration in the project area in 2021, and the results of this successful exploration program led to the publication of our Inferred Resource report in February 2023, an Initial Assessment in December 2023, Updated Initial Assessments in January 2024, and April 2024 amended resource estimate and initial assessment with project economics for the Tonopah Flats Lithium Project, Esmeralda and Nye Counties, Nevada, USA.
ABTC has conducted geological mapping, sampling, drilling, geochemical analysis, and proprietary extraction trials to characterize these resources and quantify the performance of the lithium extraction and manufacturing operations. Our in-house developed processes utilize selective leach extraction (SLE) to provide a lower-cost, lower-impact solution in contrast to conventional lithium extraction methods.
ABTC seeks an experienced mining engineer to work out of our Reno, Nevada, location. Regular site visits to Tonopah will be necessary.  The responsibilities for this position include evaluating geologic and resource models, completing mine pit optimizations, and creating pit, waste dump, and road designs. Additional responsibilities include estimating equipment and personnel requirements, estimating project capital and operating costs, project economic evaluation, preparing technical reports, business development, and project management. The successful candidate will work with ABTC's internal engineering staff and consultants to manage the development of our Tonopah Flats mining project.
- Perform and lead strategic modeling, design, and open-pit mine engineering analysis duties, including interactive mine design and sequencing utilizing various mine modeling software packages
·        Conduct and lead a full range of open pit mine engineering functions, including:
- Detailed mine design
- Engineering trade-off studies
- Cost estimation and economic analysis of alternatives
- Preparation of technical documents, including public disclosure documents for Mineral Resources and Reserves
- Support both the engineering and geologic aspects of projects as necessary.
·  Collaborate with engineers and technical staff to develop the skills and procedures to deliver engineering assignments effectively. Must be able to present – defend – modify – or interact with BLM and other permitting agencies
· Serve as an internal technical resource and provide guidance.
·  Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources, and conduct.
Minimum Required Qualifications
·        Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mining engineering or closely related field
·        Engineer license required (Nevada).
·        A minimum of 8 years of relevant post-education experience in open-pit engineering, emphasizing open-pit mine planning, design, and scheduling.
·        Proficient at equipment sizing and selection.
·        Strong English technical writing skills with experience writing proposals and technical reports.
·        Strong organizational, analytical, and strategic planning skills
·        Experience utilizing mine planning, design, and scheduling software packages such as Deswik, Minemax, Whittle, Surpac, Seequent (Leap Frog), or MineSched.
·        Proficiency in GIS, CAD software applications
·        Understand the technical requirements and deliverables for pre-feasibility and feasibility studies related to mining and public disclosure documents (NI 43-101, S-K 1300, JORC).
·        Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
·        Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
·        Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software, technology, and tools.
·        Experienced with providing critical reviews for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.
·        Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, and statistical analysis and arrive at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
- Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods.
- Ability to lift assisted over 50 lbs.
- Ability to climb stairs and ladders
- Ability to maneuver on unlevel ground
- Ability to drive motor vehicle
- Ability to bend, stoop, and crawl
- Must have 20/20 or corrected vision.
- Ability to perform repetitive duties.
- Ability to work in environments that may include extended exposure to noise, dust, and chemicals.
Onsite - Reno, NV 

Job Type 
Full-Time Exempt
What We Offer
·        Competitive salary 
·        Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance
·        Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
·        Stock options
·        401(K)
·        Flexible paid time off
·        Monthly phone stipend
Equal Opportunity Employer
American Battery Technology Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Americans With Disabilities Act
American Battery Technology Company does not discriminate based upon disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or a special need, please contact Human Resources at or you may call us at (775) 772-6377.
$127,000 - $180,000 a year