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LKAB is an international and high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and upgrades the unique iron ore of northern Sweden for the global steel market. Sustainability is core to our business and our ambition is to be one of the industry’s most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible companies. The group had sales of about SEK 31 billion in 2019 and employs about 4,300 people in 12 countries. Other group business includes industrial minerals, drilling systems, rail transport, rockwork services and property management.
LKAB’s open pit mining operations are in Svappavaara, 45km south-east of Kiruna. The Svappavaara Mine Planning Section is responsible for expanding, consolidating and utilizing the iron-ore reserves of the Svappavaara field, today LKAB’s most expansive area. We are a multi-disciplinary team of mine geologists, rock mechanics, mine planners and surveyors. We are small, friendly team with highly engaged and knowledgeable staff, all working towards the goal of a safe and sustainable mining operation.
We are searching for an innovative, knowledgeable and responsible Group Manager within the Mine Planning Section (Geology group)
The Geology group is a part of the Mine Planning Section at Svappavaara. The group is responsible for mine geology and rock mechanics in the Leveäniemi open-pit iron-ore mine. More specifically, the group’s tasks include pit-mapping, geological modelling, production block model, data management, slope stability inspections, rock-mechanical models, and infill diamond drilling management.
The role of the Group Manger will be to oversee the 4-5 group personnel, ensuring tasks are undertaken in a safe and coherent manner. Responsibility for staff and the budget, as well as the development of working routines and methods is a major part of the role. Due to the relatively small group size, it is also expected that the group manager will be able to support staff with the everyday technical tasks where appropriate, as well as train and mentor on a technical level.
We are searching for someone who is well-organised, has good analytical skills and who is able to communicate and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
You should be degree educated (BSc, MSc) within geology, earth sciences or geotechnical engineering. At least 5 years previous experience working within mining/exploration geology is preferred, ideally having worked within open-pit mining operations and/or development projects.
Good technical knowledge of 3D geological/geotechnical modelling, block modelling, pit-mapping, grade-control and management of diamond drilling projects is preferred. Previous staff management and/or project management experience is advantageous.
Knowledge of mining software such as Leapfrog Geo, Vulcan and geological databases as well as good general knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
Experience of technical report writing to PERC (or other CIRISCO) standard is also advantageous.
An opportunity in a high-tech, international mining and minerals group with large-scale operations in a global market. As an employee of LKAB you partake in the company’s reward system and other benefits such as educational assistance through our scholarships, the company health plan, dental care package and personal development plans and leisure activities with access to both gym and training facilities, arts groups, mountain cabins and much more. While also participating in the Swedish pensions and welfare system in the unique and wonderful landscape that is Norrbotten.
Form of employment: Permanent
You are welcome to submit your CV and cover letter before the application deadline of 2020-11-20. For more information regarding the position please contact Section Manager Lewis Wild 072-553 16 44.
Prior to the recruitment process, LKAB has taken a position on recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore strongly refrain from contacting media salesmen, recruitment sites and the like.
Unionen Norra - Sakari Alanko, 0980-72508
Akademikerföreningen Kiruna/Svappavaara - Björn Åström, 0980-72903
Ledarna Kiruna/Svappavaara - Ingegerd Kyrö, 0980-71050