Title:  Geotechnical Technician – Quality Control (Underground) – 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date:  14 June 2024

Jwaneng, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To collect data and Quality Control to ensure compliance to Geotechnical specifications & standards. This enables Geotechnical design assumption verifications and stability assessments.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides technical information to assist in the compilation of budgets
  • Compliance to Sectional (Geotechnical) OPEX and CAPEX budgets
  • Undertakes Geotechnical quality control in support of mining execution by conducting the following:
  • Undertakes Geotechnical data collection which include but not limited to:
  • Performs geotechnical monitoring instrumentation installations (e.g. smart cables and Multi Point Borehole Extensometers.
  • Conducts data download from Geotechnical monitoring instrumentation
  • First pass maintenance and/or repairs of Geotechnical monitoring instrumentation
  • Provides Geotechnical support to mining execution teams by:
  • Conducts basic geotechnical hazard awareness training to the mining execution team
  • Ensures adherence of the mining execution team to geotechnical support specifications and support standards.
See also  Electrical & Instrumentation Superintendent at SANDFIRE RESOURCES

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to safety, health and environmental policies/ procedures in area of Compliance to SHE standards responsibility


  • Diploma in Geology, Geotechnical, Mining or equivalent
  • Strata control certificate


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Hardrock underground mining industry plus experience with guiding and providing geotechnical quality control.

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

  • SANIRE/SAIMM/ERB or their equivalent

Technical Competencies

  • Enabling Technical Excellence
  • Project Management
  • Responsible SHE Practices
  • Operational Knowledge
  • Governance and Controls
  • Performance Reporting
  • Quality Control

Behavioral Competencies

  • Achievement Orientation
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Adaptability
  • Innovation
  • Impact and Influence
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Building Partnerships
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
See also  Mechanical Superintendent at SANDFIRE RESOURCES

Closing Date: 14 June 2024

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Fixed Term Contract
5 years

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