Consulting Mining Explosives Engineer

  • Btech
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 12 months ago

Ref: 738968

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Tech, NHD, ND, MMC, Diploma in extraction metallurgy, explosives engineer(ISEE)
Other Formal Qualification: CIM - Henley in England / COM health, safety and loss control certificate.
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Current/recent job title: Consulting Mining Explosives Engineer

Consulting Mining Explosives Engineer

Positions interested in: Mine General Manager / Mine Manager / Business Improvement Manager / Consulting Mining Engineer / Senior Projects Manager

Mining and Explosives Engineer (ISEE) with 29 years mining experience up to Head of Mining/General Management level; recently achieved to save and turn around several mines initially planned for closure. He has managed very big and complex operations, generating profits in excess of R1 billion per annum. He also has ample experience in conventional and trackless mining (both on surface and underground).

Commodity experience: Gold – 6 years, Platinum and chrome – 18 years, Diamonds – 2 years and Copper – 2 years. Annual package range: R 2.1 mil – 2.5 mil, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African. Memberships held/maintained: AMMSA, SAIMM, ISEE, ECSA Professional Certificated Engineer (RSA and Namibia).

Education and training: B.Tech Degree (2006) / NHD (1994) / ND (1993) in Mining Engineering (Twice awarded the prize as best mining student). Diploma in extraction metallurgy. Fully qualified explosives engineer (narrow reef underground, surface mining methods, massive mining, quarries and civil, etc.). MQA qualified assessor. TOC trained (theory of constraints). Six Sigma training and exposure managing business improvement teams with Black Belts and Master Black Belts.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English, German, IsiZulu

Designation: Mining Consultant

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of Johannesburg

Company size: ‘1 – 10

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Owner / Partner / VP / CXO / Director / Group Manager

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Tech, NHD, ND, MMC, Diploma in extraction metallurgy, explosives engineer(ISEE)

University in another country: CIM – Henley in England / COM health, safety and loss control certificate.

Current / most recent job title?

Consulting Mining Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To optimise the production and safety performance of operations to ensure a profitable and sustainable business. This done by guiding and coaching the leadership team of the business and also helping the leadership team to sell the solutions to the workforce.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Analyse. Communicate. Plan as a team. Organise. Lead. Controls. Re-assess and alter where required. Sustain.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Disciplined. Competent. Experienced. Self-starter. People developer. Sensitive and understand cultural diversity. Trustworthy. Respectful and respected. Motivated. Committed. Hungry to learn more. Team player. Accountable. Responsible. Strategist. Sound track-record. Good negotiator. Creative. Strive for excellence in all undertakings. Care for family. Sound set of values lived by.

Ideal business title: 

General Manager or Business Manager.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

I would like to ultimately be responsible and accountable for the safe and productive performance of a mine. The business must make sound and sustainable profits and the workforce must enjoy employment and remain employees. When they retire, their kids should have a future with the business as well. Their employment must create a healthy and happy life for their families with a sound future for all.

Skill area of competence:

Broadly skilled mining engineer.
R&D experience(new mining methods and technology development).
Business turnaround experience.
Business improvement experience.
Business analysis experience(TOC and Six Sigma).
Sales and marketing experience and training.
Managing large and small teams.
Managing cultural diversity training.
Effective communication skills.
Project management skills.
Conflict management skills.
Negotiation skills well-developed.
People optimisation skills well-developed.
Working in isolation and in isolated areas with logistical challenges.

Career summary:

Gold – 6 years
Platinum and chrome – 18 years
Diamonds – 2 years
Copper – 2 years

What do you absolutely love doing?

Work with people and build a strong and happy team of competent and successful people.
Fix challenges with great solutions/plans.
Have a satisfied and happy employer making sound sustainable profits.
Develop communities to its full potential.

Ideal company (culture and values):

The company must see its people as its most important asset. It must develop its staff and local community to its full potential and respect the environment in which it operates. Happy people work well and then the business makes sound profits for its shareholders. A fair portion of profit must be ploughed back into the staff and community. Important is that the employer and employees must have common values and live them. Values like safety, teamwork, accountability, respect, honesty, fairness and recognition for excellence are important to me.

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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Consulting Mining Explosives Engineer