Superintendent: Mining Technical

Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Superintendent: Mining Technical, in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • To manage mining technical functions such as drilling, blasting, load and haul and contractors to ensure production, safety, quality and efficiency target are achieved
Key Performance Areas:
  • Develop and implement detailed standard procedures to ensure efficient and safe drilling, blasting and load & haul operations
  • Approve all drilling and blasting designs and plans in line with procedures and best practice.
  • Manage the Drilling, Blasting, Load & Haul and Road Maintenance Contractor and associated activities in line with SLA and within statutory and procedural requirements
  • Interpret and apply all relevant blasting statutory requirements, regulations and standards to blasting operations and associated activities
  • Drive improvements in drilling, blasting and load & haul key performance drivers such as fragmentation, hauling and loading rates
  • Develop models to predict fuel consumptions of key mining earth moving equipment
  • Ensure mining traffic management plan is adequate and does not pose any safety risk or production constrains
  • Ensure open pit dewatering systems and equipment are effective
  • Ensure smooth operation of the Aggregate Crusher plant
  • BSc/B. Tech degree in Mining Engineering. NQF Level 7
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in open pit mining environment of which 3 years should be in Senior Engineer / supervisory capacity
  • Experience in mine planning is an added advantage
  • Contractor management and project management experience
  • Open Pit Blasting Certificate
  • Registration with Engineering Council of Namibia, will be an advantage Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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  • Published 20.01.2023
  • Expires 03.02.2023
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