Mine Planner

Vacancy Number: P40124808

Business Unit: Corporate Office

Business Section: Engineering

Physical Location: Mafube

Start Date: 2018-05-24

Application Closing Date: 2018-06-06

E-mail: careers@exxaro.com

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  Ensuring that optimised and up to date mine plans and schedules are available in time.



  • B Tech (Relevant)  ( Essential/Minimum) or
  • BEng Mining Engineering ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Certificate: Advanced Mine Planning Mana ( Essential/Minimum )




3-5 years Experience in a Mining production and Mine Planning


  • Certificate of Fitness ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Competence: Discipline Specific Program ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Competence: MS Office Relevant Package ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Engineering Council of SA ( Recommended/Desirable )
  • Psychometric Assessment ( Essential/Minimum )
  • Pub Driv Lic:Code B ( Essential/Minimum )




The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:



Best Practice and Knowledge Management


• Research best practice within industry and provide relevant recommendations

• Ensure state of the art techniques and software used at BU's

• Advise, coordinate and monitor to optimize BU's rehabilitation plans

• Develop and compile reports for BU's and Exxaro


Budget and Cost Control


• Coordinate office administration and control documentation toward supporting departmental functions.

• Ensure product related data on document management systems / databases is in accordance with procedural standards.

• Standardize data input and ensure data is captured accurately.

• Ensure effective distribution of information.

• Control and document changes as per request.

• Conduct functional audits on documentation.

• Assist management with the planning and scheduling of mining capital budget.

• Conduct financial and production reporting.

• Assist with compilation of the Annual Budget



Compliance, Governance and Assurance


• Application of controls to ensure legal compliance

• Conduct assurance reviews and provide feedback

• Implement and support quality management systems for the planning process


Planning Optimization and Support


• Integrate and assess mine plans and present best value plans for approval in line with strategy

• Liaise to ensure that the mine plans and schedules are updated and suggest alternatives as required by market / production changes

• Compile and schedule mine planning at BU

• Implement as approved, changes in mine planning technologies

• Support Manager, Planning and Optimisation


Planning, Design and Scheduling


• Develop plans and schedules that optimise assets within the constraints of practical considerations for the Operation

• Compare budgeted production with historical figures and predicted figures in terms of both quality and quantity, develop realistic alternatives and recommend Cost alternatives

• Run Life of Mine model to develop schedules, moves and block rankings, and strategic dyke work and recommend Cost Alternatives Marketing & MOP submissions

• Assist and Participate in the effective asset optimization of the operations Mine Planning Processes and Capabilities

• Develop a close and constructive working relationship with operational management

• Establish a strong, sustainable and high-quality relationship with 3rd parties like Environmental consultants, Department of Minerals and Resources, Department of Labour and Water Affairs and surrounding communities

• Support long term planning process through testing and execution of scenarios with respect to mining, layout and schedules.

• Monitor and report mining, including MRM performance (map, design, implement and facilitate effective reconciliation processes).


Project Management


• Drive improvement projects at MRM and Mining departments

• Support optimisation of mine schedule and design

• Investigate aspects of feasibility studies on new mining projects

• Conduct production forecasting, mine planning optimisation and support

• Conduct simulation projects



Risk Management and Control


• Recognize, understand and take action to manage risks that can impact on the mine plan

• Implementation of risk management systems for mine planning


Safe and Healthy Work Environment


• Maintain and ensure a healthy environment, safe operations and practices, ensuring compliance with all applicable SHE policies and procedures in line with set standards

• Encourage a culture that focuses on safety in all operations



Applicants must email a CV to Careers@exxaro.com  on or before 2018.06.06 at 16:00.The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy.


If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.