Strata Control Officer – Burgersfort

Limpopo, Full Time Deadline: Aug 31, 2023

Job Description:
The Strata Control Officer is responsible for assisting the Shaft Rock Engineer with strata control related duties.
You will be tasked with performing the following activities;

To undertake regular underground visits to monitor compliance to support standards and to delineate areas with possible strata control problems.
Carry out appropriate rock engineering measurement and input relevant data into plans and layouts.
Gives training to the operations personnel in strata control factors and reporting to the HRD Manager.
Liaise with the Shift Supervisors to determine their individual needs according to their operational plans or problems encountered.
Monitor underground conditions and reporting to the Shaft Rock Engineer.
Guideline management in standards for section safety and performance.
Audit mining standards for support and pillars to ensure conformance.
Monitor legal conformance to procedures and standards in terms of rock engineering responsibilities e.g. Codes of Practice during underground visits.
Participation in the investigation of relevant rock engineering related incidents and accidents and support the Shaft Rock Engineer with rock engineering information to compile reports.
Do regular RMR’s during underground visits to build up a database and monitor as well as compile reports on the stability of underground workings.
Assist the Shaft Rock Engineer with the monthly risk assessments on the stope plans and assist with the reviewing of mining layouts.

This role is a C5 level reporting to the Shaft Rock Engineer.
You will need the following:

Matric with Mathematics and Science
Strata Control certificate
Competent B certificate – advantageous
ETDP training qualification and Assessor will be advantageous


5 years as a Strata Control Officer in a mining environment
Training experience will be advantageous

Additional Requirements

Code 08 Drivers license and own transport
Computer literacy with high proficiency in Ms Excel and Ms PowerPoint