Strata Control Officer


Requisition Number: 501546
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mine Geology, Mining


    • Ensure the surface mine wall stability is continuously monitored (visually and with monitoring equipment)
    • Address potential instability to eliminate or reduce the impact thereof
    • Design and implement a geotechnical data collection programme to inform design decisions
    • Evaluate the data collected and recorded, and conduct stability analyses to optimise the mine layout
    • Train subordinates, technical services and production personnel to identify risks associated with strata control
    • Participate in mine planning meetings, technical services programmes to optimise the mining layouts and mine-specific safety initiatives (Visible Felt Leadership and Think Coaching)
    • Actively participate in First Quantum Minerals Limited’s Rock Engineering training and audit processes
    • Actively participate in Zambian Rock (Geo-technical) Engineering forums and research programs.


      • Grade 12 Certificate (Passing Mathematics and Physical Science)
      • A tertiary qualification (Degree or Diploma) preferably in Mining or Geology
      • A Strata Control Certificate
      • 2 years minimum experience in a Mining Operation (Production or Technical Services)
      • Competent user of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
      • Competent user of Rocscience Dips, Slide and Phase 2.


      • Knowledge of Auto CAD, Surpac or other CAD related packages
      • Should have Surface Mining experience
      • Must be in possession of Valid Driving License

 Applications close: 16 Jun 2017 FLE Daylight Time

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