Intern - Mining Engineer - Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY, US, 40505

Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC


  Job ID:  487880

Hinkle Contracting, LLC, a CRH company, would like to welcome you to one of the finest construction companies in Kentucky. Hinkle operates one of Kentucky’s most extensive networks of state-of-the-art asphalt paving and production supply facilities. Hinkle is committed to producing and providing our customers quality materials and service. Hinkle is a company whose reputation for quality work dates to 1942 with a strong reputation, strong community ties and a commitment to their employees that is unmatched in the industry. Hinkle employs more than 400 employees during the construction months. With multiple locations throughout central, eastern, and southern Kentucky, Hinkle prides itself on its ability to provide a multitude of services to many customers in various geographical locations. In addition, by being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH.  CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing 73,000 people at 3,155 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the largest building materials business in both North America and Europe, and we also have regional positions in Asia. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of integrated building materials, products, and innovative end-to-end solutions, which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential homes. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Actual duties and functions may vary depending on the interests of the intern and needs of the department.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in exploratory drilling and assist with logging cores.
  • Assist with Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI) hardware and use data collected to estimate preliminary understanding of deposit.
  • Review exploratory drilling logs and collaborate with others to determine location, size, accessibility, and estimated volumes of deposits.
  • Assist in determining short-range and long-range planning designs using mine planning software.
  • Fly drone for mine planning, inventory management, topography mapping, and stripping calculations
  • Use drone company software to measure inventory piles.
  • Assist with Quality Control / Quality Assurance assessments.
  • Use GPS to stake out locations and/or store points to be used for future designs.
  • Shadow operations, safety, and/or performance personnel at aggregate sites
  • Assist with Drilling and Blasting tasks including flying drone, using GPS to create driller report, and using software to create 3D blast profile.
  • Present to stakeholders from various departments.
  • Detect safety hazards and respond accordingly.
  • Adhere to any and all state and federal regulations, if applicable, as set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), or any other regulatory agency


Ideal Candidates Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an industry-related college degree program and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, and criminal background check.
  • Must maintain current driver’s license that meets state requirements.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain MSHA New Miner Training and FAA Part 107 Certification for sUAV Operator.
  • Must have the ability to work without close supervision as well as ability to work with a team.
  • Must have high ethical standards as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be capable of utilizing the internet effectively for research and evaluation.
  • Must be competent with Microsoft Office and/or similar programs.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Must have personal mobile phone and personal vehicle capable of driving to sites.



  • Summer housing
  • Compensation for work-related mileage
  • Laptop with student license for mine planning software
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment including steel-toed boots.
  • Fees for FAA Part 107 Certification for sUAV Operator test


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Hinkle Contracting, LLC, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Lexington

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