Strata Control Officer

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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:

  • 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.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office & Pronto)
  • Application of Automated systems and Technologies (Numerical Modelling Packages, RADAR software, applications and troubleshooting, Sir vision)
  • Data extraction and capturing
  • Data gathering and integration
  • Data interpretation
  • Data representation and presentation
  • Factual reasoning
  • Able to visualise and conceptualise 3D drawings and pit layouts
  • Decision making
  • Report writing skills
  • Planning and organising
  • Time management
  • Prioritising
  • Multi-tasking
  • Analytical thinking
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Cross-discipline integration
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Speed, accuracy and precision

Experience required to perform in this job:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a hard rock open pit mining environment.
  • Practical knowledge within the mining industry


  • Grade 12 certificate with Maths and Science
  • South Africa Chamber of Mines Strata Control Certificate
  • Blasting Licence may be advantageous
  • SADC Driver’s License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering or Civil Engineering

Method of Application

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