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Superintendent Technical

Industry: Other / Job Expires: 2022-03-17 17:00:00 / Location: Limpopo

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The Superintendent Technical role will be responsible to ensure a successful undercut execution as it is the most important activity in block cave mining. The key function of the undercut is to create a continuous void over the extraction level which destabilizes the rock mass enabling the initiation and continuous propagation of stress caving.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • B Eng/BSc Mining Engineering or B-Tech Mining Engineering
  • Post-graduate qualification (Advantageous)
  • Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency.
  • Registration with Professional body.
  • Knowledge of mine planning software: Aegis or similar drill & blast/analysis program, EPS and Mine 2-4D or similar package.
  • Seven years’ experience in mining environment, two years’ working as Superintendent/Mine Overseer in trackless long-hole mining and Project execution experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing short, medium, and long-term plans and schedules of underground mining project.
  • Monitoring performance of appointed contractor against set plans and schedules and advise accordingly.
  • Developing and implementing mine planning standards and procedures.
  • Participating in compiling the Strategic Business Plan for the mine.
  • Managing the mining project performance data base and analyze trends.
  • Managing the underground mine design process and regular design updates in relation to approved budget.
  • Sequencing planning and optimizing of large excavation mining methodology.
  • Incorporating geotechnical aspects for block cave development and operation into mine design plans.
  • Ensuring legal and safety compliance of mine designs and plans in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
  • Overseeing and controlling the activities of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimization of human resources.
  • Developing performance agreements for subordinates, evaluates subordinates against.
  • performance agreement standards and develop career development plans based on performance evaluation.
  • Identifying training needs and ensuring appropriate training is conducted (formalized and on-the job).
  • Initiating continuous improvement of mining technical issues, mine design, drill & blast for a lower unit cost.

Intrinsic Qualities:

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to collect, assemble and appraise data from variety of sources
  • Understanding of Block cave mining method.
  • Sound understanding of planning and scheduling issues pertaining to underground mining.
  • Decision making ability in a fast-changing environment.
  • Ability to develop and lead teams in a multi-cultural environment.

Duration : (2-year Fixed Term Contract

Qualifying candidates to send cv to milton@heitha.co.za .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted , if you have not heard from us in 4 weeks , consider your application unsuccessful. 

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