CSIR 2017 Mining and Geophysics Internships

The CSIR has five Internship opportunities in the Mining and Mineral Resources Competency Area within Natural Resources and the Environment Unit. The incumbents will assist in the duties mining and geotechnical engineering pertaining to activities associated with modernisation of current mining, development of future mechanisation requirements and ultimately developing a non-explosive rock breaking capability .The work forms part of the South African Mining Extraction Research, Development and Integration (SAMERDI) Strategy as well as the outcomes of the Mining Phakisa. These positions are based in Johannesburg.

Key responsibilities:

Under supervision, the trainee will undertake with the following:

  • Literature review of previous research done locally and internationally in the three areas mentioned above;
  • Undertake time & motion studies on technologies related to the above three areas at various mine sites;
  • Engage with Original Equipment Management on technologies related to the above three areas at various mine sites;
  • Report on processes and results;
  • Attend and present on results where required;
  • Perform general administrative tasks as required by project leaders.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Geophysics or Mining Engineering;
  • Experience or previous work in rock engineering would be an advantage;
  • Practical working experience in mining would be an advantage;
  • Good organisational skills and demonstrated ability to work under pressure.

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to jobapplications@csir.co.za with your name and surname, position title and reference number in the subject line, (e.g. John Smith: Internship Mining and Geotechnical Engineering: Reference No: (307842)

Closing date: 31 March 2017


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at Recruitmentinfo@csir.co.za

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