Rock Mechanics Specialist (Strata Control / Rock Mechanics / Quality Control / Hard-Rock)

Location: Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa
Date Posted: 25-10-2017
Job Description:
A leading Mining company in South Africa is looking to hire a Rock Mechanic/ Strata Control Officer. The position will be responsible for the identification of ground conditions with appropriate support recommendation and ensuring compliance to specification for ground control strategies. 
  • Identification of areas requiring extra support installed and in the calibration of numerical and empirical modeling
  • Ensuring all SHEQ standards are Adhered to
  • Quality control of the installed support system, including analyzing of all information acquired during pull-resting of roof bolts, grouting and tensioning of anchors, shotcrete thickness measurements and quality of spraying
  • Shotcrete quality checks from Batch Plant
  • Trailing new product available in the market with potential for maximum performance at reduced cost.
  • Ensuring that all Headings scheduled for Support rehabilitation are actioned  to relevant personnel and planned for completions
  • Carrying out quality control checks of the rehabilitation
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • BSC in Engineering/ Geology or Mining Engineering
  • Chamber of Mines Strata Control Certificate
  • 3 years’ experience in hard rock, underground mining
  • Chamber of Mines Rock Mechanics certificate advantageous
  • Advanced computer literacy, including Geotechnical software packages
  • Sound understanding of geotechnical issues with regard to underground mining
  • Good understanding of hard rock
If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to James Midlane at
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James Midlane  
Senior Recruitment Consultant
CA Mining

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