Graduate Officer, Strata Control
Company Name: FQM
At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Overall Job Purpose
Responsible and accountable for providing strata control services and support to the Mining Operations Department to ensure safety and optimal ore extraction.
They implement and apply strata control measures within the assigned area of the business.
Specific Job Responsibility
Develop geotechnical skills by working through the development program.
Conduct slope performance audits
Gathering pit geotechnical data and information through mapping and logging
Installation, maintenance and management of slope stability monitoring devices
Observing and determining geology and mining practices / conditions
Identifying potential bench failure modes (kinematic analyses in Dips)
Overseeing and reviewing the tasks and activities of the Rock Engineering Observers
Investigating slope instability issues
Capturing and representing data and information in line with organisational and stakeholder requirements
Accurate and timeous reporting of data and information
Recommending on the safety and productivity of the mining environment
Adherence to rock engineering practices and principles
Adherence to standardisation requirements, policies, procedures and operating standards related to strata control services and support
Resolving or escalating operational strata control related queries or breakdowns declared
Reviewing and analysing effectiveness of operational strata control processes
Reviewing strata control data and information
Participating in the identification of defects and improvement opportunities
Improving strata control processes
Successful teamwork and collaboration with stakeholders
Coaching and on-the-job training to Rock Engineering Observers
Adherence to organisational and legislative safety requirements
Qualifications & Experience
No Experience, Experience in the open pit mining environment is an added advantage
Practical knowledge within the mining industry
Grade 12 certificate with Maths and Science
Blasting Licence may be advantageous
SADC Driver’s License
Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering or Civil Engineering
Job Specific Competencies
Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Data representation and presentation
Able to visualise and conceptualise 3D drawings and pit layouts
Report writing skills
Planning and organising
Problem solving skills
Attention to detail
Speed, accuracy and precision
Key Job Attributes
Good interpersonal ability
Good communication (verbal and written)
Able to engage with stakeholders at all levels
Assertive and confident
Motivated and passionate
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