Kristin Guerin

Kristin R Guerin

Mine Engineer, Westmoreland
Colstrip, MT


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  • What I Do

    I am currently an area engineer for a coal mine! I put together the plans for mining in my area from start to finish. This includes topsoil removal, pre-bench blast patterns, pre-bench removal, drill prep, blast patterns, dragline designs, ramp progressions, and any other design work around the area! I also have the great opportunity to go out into the field and see my design work in action, which really helps me doing a check and balance of if my design is working how I invisioned it (and modeled it) or not. 

My name is Kristin and I am a Mining Engineer. I decided in high school I wanted to become an engineer after liking math and science but not having the stomach for medicine. After deciding that mining was the field for me, I went to Colorado School of Mines specifically for it. After graduation, I decided to go into equipment and started work with Caterpillar. I spent 2.5 years in marketing, and then another 2 years of work as an EXPAT in Australia with the Autonomous Haulage Program, and another 2.5 years back in the USA traveling across the Americas configuring and coaching with Mining Technology. I also got my Masters in Mining Engineering while working in Australia and the USA. I currently work as a mine planner at a Coal mine in Montana. I enjoy traveling, backpacking, hiking, and adventures on my time off.
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B.Sc. Mining Engineering at Colorado School of Mines M.Sc. Mining Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to host a field trip to my place of employment.
  • I am willing to be interviewed by interested students via email.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
  • I am willing to conduct a video interview with an interested student for posting on the website.
  • I am willing to participate in a conference call with a group of interested students who would like to know about my career.