Creating Local Jobs

  • Creating Local Jobs

    Minnesota’s mining industry has provided thousands of Minnesota jobs for 130 years, fueling the economy of northeast Minnesota, supporting families and contributing to community growth. Mining’s economic legacy continues in northeast Minnesota today. Looking to the future, the Twin Metals Minnesota project has the potential to be among the world’s largest and lowest-cost sources of copper, nickel and platinum group metals for nearly a century.

    The Twin Metals Minnesota project will have significant positive economic impact in the region and throughout the state of Minnesota. During construction, the mine project will generate thousands of construction jobs in a variety of skill areas. When operational, the project will generate hundreds – potentially thousands – of long-term mining jobs, spin off jobs in support industries, and jobs and economic growth in new manufacturing sectors.

  • Geologists

    Enviro Engineer

    Geologists study the composition, structure and history of the Earth’s crust by collecting, examining, measuring and classifying samples of core. They help generate an understanding of what minerals are below the earth’s surface and provide information for use in site selection and project design.

  • Mining and Geological Engineers

    Mining and geological engineers do everything from designing mines to supervising mine construction, and are responsible for the safe, economical and environmentally sound operation of mines. They work closely with geologists to locate and appraise new ore deposits and use math and science to develop and implement improved ways of extracting minerals.

  • Safety Inspectors

    Safety-Inspectors
    A major role of the safety inspector is regular training, often focused on a company’s health, wellness and safety plan, new safety rules and work practices that are designed to keep all employees safe and healthy while at work. The safety inspector is also responsible for conducting and documenting routine inspections of all work areas.

  • Electricians

    Electricians
    Electricians install and maintain complex electrical systems to supply power for mine operations. They follow state and local codes to keep all equipment, wiring and fixtures safe and in operating order. This often involves inspecting electrical components, using testing devices to identify problems, and repairing or replacing parts of systems.

  • Environmental Engineers

    Geologist
    Environmental engineers use scientific data to research and analyze the environmental aspects of proposed projects, including air, water, soil, plant and animal quality. These engineers offer unique solutions during a mine’s design stages to avoid potential environmental issues, safeguarding our natural resources.

  • Miners

    Miners
    Miners in underground operations have a broad range of duties, including extracting mineral resources from underground deposits, transporting extracted ore from the mine to processing facilities, and opening new underground passageways.

  • Drillers

    Driller

    Drillers are responsible for drill rig operation, equipment safety and maintenance. Drillers recover core samples from mineral deposits and keep detailed records on drilling location, timing and the depth and amount of core drilled. The extracted core samples are sent to geologists for further analysis.

  • Accountants

    In the mining industry, accountants are responsible for organizing and maintaining complex financial records important to business success. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that federal and state taxes and mining royalties are paid properly and on time.

  • Carpenters

    Carpenters2
    Carpenters construct, repair and maintain structural woodwork. They must follow blueprints and design plans to meet the needs of specific projects.

  • Mapping Experts

    Mapping experts collect data and make maps of the earth’s surface. They also may develop 3-dimensional diagrams to depict the location of ore beneath the surface of the earth.

  • Mechanics

    Mechanics maintain and repair the machinery used to remove, transport and process ore. They read technical manuals to understand equipment and controls and disassemble and reassemble machinery to fix technical problems. They also perform regular tests to ensure that equipment is running smoothly.

  • IT Professionals

    Information technology professionals provide help and support to people using computer software or equipment. They test and evaluate existing network systems and perform regular maintenance to ensure that networks continue to operate correctly.

  • Project Personnel

    Project personnel are responsible for maintaining appropriate paper and electronic records. They answer routine letters and email and use computers for spreadsheets, word processing, database management and other applications. They are also responsible for coordinating daily operations and managing overall office environment.

  • Truck Drivers

    Truck drivers transport goods, including ore and processed minerals, from one location to another. Drivers load and unload cargo, keep detailed logs of their activities and deliveries and maintain the truck and its associated equipment.