Rock mechanic
Gällivare, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Automation engineer, mining technology and metallurgy
Work model On location
Application due date 1 September 2024
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Malmberget's underground mine conducts large-scale slab mining at great depth. With increasing mining depth and a seismically active mine, we face many exciting challenges ahead. We are now looking for a dedicated rock mechanic who wants to help shape the future of our mining operations and who can handle the challenges to ensure stable and safe production.

The most important job of the future

We want to lead the transformation of our industry towards a sustainable future. And in the same way that we want to change the world, we want to develop everyone who is with us on the journey, personally and professionally. Do you want to help shape the future of the world's mining and mineral industry?

Your role

Since the turn of the year, the majority of Malmberget's rock mechanics have been organized in their own section. We are currently in a development phase where we adapt our working methods to meet the mine's future needs. As a rock mechanic with us, you will play a central role in this development.

Your duties will include, among other things:

  • Development and quality assurance of rock reinforcement systems.

  • Management of rock mechanics input data for analysis.

  • Tactical and strategic collaboration with other departments and functions within the company.

You will work closely with our operational mining engineers but with a focus on long-term and strategic issues linked to mining operations. Our workplace places great value on collaboration within the group and there are therefore good opportunities for you to broaden your competence in the field of rock mechanics.

You have this with you

  • Relevant college or university education education in rock mechanics or similar field.

  • Experience of working in a mining environment is advantageous, but we are open to candidates who are recent graduates

  • Since the collaboration will take place with external parties, you need to have good collaboration and initiative skills as well as an ability to work in a structured and independent manner

  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary for the role

  • B driver's license

This is what you get

  • Reward program

  • Free training at LKAB's own gym as well as at our partners' locations in Norrbotten

  • Health care allowance and study support as well as access to art association, leisure association, mountain cabins and family activities

  • Enhanced parental allowance of up to 90 percent of your regular salary for up to six months (after employment for one year)

  • Help and support in case of illness or in matters of work environment, health, wellness and rehabilitation

  • Reimbursement for dental care and protective and terminal glasses

  • Possibility to apply for scholarships during studies for both you and your children

  • Possibility to join our pension and insurance program with favorable prices

Other information

The application deadline is August 31, 2024, and due to summer vacation, interviews will take place in September. Location is in Malmberget in Gällivare municipality. The workplace is located underground and the work is carried out during the day. The position is until further notice.

For further information about the position, please contact the recruiting manager (Stefan Tallfj tel. 070 319 16 14 (Mobile).

Union contact persons: Leaders, Christer Olofsson (tel. 0970-76584), SACO, Annika Taavoniku (tel. 0970-79532), Unionen, Katarina Paganus (tel. 0970-76298)

About LKAB

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group with northern Sweden as its base and the whole world as its workplace. We lead the way towards carbon-free production and we do it together - in an open, warm and safe work environment with technology and development in focus. We welcome challenges, innovative ideas and initiatives, always with equality and diversity in focus.


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