Engineer: Mining

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

2 months ago


To coordinate, monitor, optimize and research safe, efficient mining processes (plan and design) in order to achieve mine production targets for continuous improvement in mining and processing efficiencies.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Provide input, monitor and review mining procedures / standards and adherence thereof.
  • Provide input into the mining budget.
  • Ensure that all technical processes are performed in compliance with the approved standards
  • Complete short-term mine plans and technical plans and ensure compliance.
  • Develop and initiate continuous improvement projects and techniques to achieve mining productivity and efficiencies.
  • Maintain / monitor Fleet Management systems health & data integrity to ensure systems continuity.
  • Ensure all Technical plans are signed off and uploaded on the Fleet Management systems.
  • Conduct high wall inspections with Geo technical team and spearhead modifications of all concerns raised.
  • Analyze mining process results and prepare relevant reports.
  • Use Fleet Management applications, production reports and data analysis to proactively monitor operational performance and identify mitigating / improvement actions.
  • Provide timely guidance to the department on safe mine planning and operational issues, including mining perimeter layout and activities sequencing.
  • Continuously improve performance by implementing best practice standards to ensure safety and quality are maintained in the work areas covered at all times.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects.
  • BSc / B. Tech degree in Mining Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in open pit mining environment.
  • Open Pit Blasting Certificate will be an advantage.
  • Registration with Engineering Council of Namibia will be an advantage.
  • Valid Code B/BE Drivers License.

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