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PRODUCTION GEOLOGIST (Open-pit / 3D modelling / Processing / Geological Mapping)

Job Description: CA Mining Mining Review Africa
A mining client is looking for a Production Geologist. He will be responsible for managing the Pit Production activities in terms of selective loading of ore and shift crew activities.


  • Undertake geological mapping activities to enhance understanding of geological control on ore and waste delineation.
  • Communicating daily with production personnel, to ensure minimum dilution during ore loading takes place.
  • Performing accurate and efficient selective loading through personnel management and providing required support documentation and geological understanding inputs.
  • Managing and refining procedures and methodologies employed to govern selective loading along contacts to control dilution and ore losses associated with loading operations.
  • Managing daily ore movement tally database for material tracking to predict grade feed to the plant and ROM stockpiles.
  • Interaction with medium and short term planning on planning and execution schedules.
  • Monthly reconciliation process to reconcile planned with actual production data and provides input and feedback in planning meetings at both mining and processing sections.
  • Support the project and group SHE strategy by anticipating current and future risks for both the project and operational environments and mitigating such risks.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSc (Hons) Geology
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Relevant experience in open pit grade control environment
  • Registration with SACNASP is preferred
  • A minimum of 4-6 years ‘professional experience with 2-3 years’ relevant experience in open-pit mining
  • Working experience in 3D modelling package(s) (Data Mine) will be advantageous

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Site based benefits
  • Competitive Market Related salary