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Specialist Mine Planning - South32, Wessels Mine

Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


  • The role is responsible for all the mining engineering activities under the area of responsibility. The Specialist will be responsible for short-term mine scheduling of all production tasks related to Mamatwan, to deliver the business plan.



  • Serious contenders will have a Degree/BTECH/National Diploma in Mining Engineering or Mine Surveying with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Opencast Mining, planning, scheduling and design.
  • Surface Mine Blasting ticket is advantageous;
  • In depth knowledge in Deswik, MicroStation, or other scheduling software is essential;
  • In depth knowledge of the Mine Health and Safety Act, regulations and definitions is essential;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite and SAP is essential.




  • Responsible for producing short-term mine plans in the Mamatwan Pit;
  • Develops short term production plans, models, schedules and forecasts in conjunctions with internal customers;
  • Perform quarterly forecast to accommodate any major changes to the plan;
  • Monitor performance against plans and execution of Short Term Mine Plans;
  • Compile Mine plan compliance reports;
  •  Weekly site visits are required with the Specialist Mine Design to ensure alignment in terms of the deployment strategy and to identify future design requirements;
  • Provide recommendations for improvement and monitor any actions required to get back on plan. (Risks & Opportunities with an Action Plan);
  • Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control;
  • Contribute to delivering departmental Business Improvement EBIT/benefits target via the BI Project Pipeline.



Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website http://careers.south32.net

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)

Applications close 9 December 2021 at 23H00.                        

South32 has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.