Short term Mine Planner (underground / cut & fill / scheduling) – Central Africa

Location: Central Africa, Africa, South Africa
Date Posted: 09-01-2019
Reference Number: 9530901NDS
Job Description:
My client is currently seeking a Short Term Mine Planning Engineer for their new underground mine in Central Africa. Purpose of the role is to ensure that short term plans (0 to 12 months) are in place that are implementable and accepted by Mining Department, and that these support medium and long term plans and objectives
  • Conduct problem solving and trouble-shooting of MRM Mine Planning systems
  • Assist with converting Mine Planning conceptual layouts into Survey data
  • Rolling six-month plan, showing depletions, tons, grade, etc.,
  • Waste dump planning and dumping strategy (liaison with Mining and Mine Survey)
  • Design and siting of drainage (surface & underground, in liaison with Mining and Mine Survey)
  • Schedules short term planning sessions (preplanning)
  • Liaises with Long Term Planning Engineer (external), Mining and MRM functions (Geology & Survey) and gains agreement/commitment on short term plans before implementation
  • Coordinates gathering of data and inputs for short term planning sessions
  • Assist with ventilation layouts and ad hoc monitoring thereof.
  • Uses reconciliations to analyse performance to provide input into corrective planning
  • Coordinates daily reporting
  • Ensure that the Mining Contractor adheres to Survey layouts and limits
  • Verify Survey-calculated monthly volumetric and spatial reconciliation against Monthly Mine Plans, and report on variances as well as corrective measures, when required.
  • Assist with compiling Monthly Mining Reconciliation reports (with Survey) and compiling MRM Reports
  • Mentor individuals to enhance the individual`s knowledge, skills, values and attitudes
  • Conduct on-the-job training and coaching as required or where deemed necessary
Requirements: Qualification and Skill:
  • A mining engineering degree, diploma or equivalent tertiary level qualification.
  • At least 5 years relevant industry experience of which at least 2 years should be as a Mine Planner
  • Technical knowledge of mine planning, surveying and geology disciplines
  • Experience in underground mine scheduling techniques (cut & fill underground mining methods ideally)
  • Experience of interacting with multi-cultural teams in Africa
  • Good reporting and numerical skills
  • Strong communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Medically fit and healthy
  • Mental ability to operate in a sometimes hostile and challenging environment
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • 2 year contract
  • 7 weeks on 3 weeks off
  • Market Related USD tax free salary
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CA Mining: Global Recruitment
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