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Strata Control Officer FQM

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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, Sirovision)
    • 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

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 10th May, 2021.

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