Monday, July 8, 2013


Building a world-class diamond group
Cullinan Diamond Mine

Cullinan Diamond Mine is situated in the town of Cullinan 30km east of Pretoria. The Mine is currently mining at a depth of 747 metres using mechanised trackless block-cave mining.


The successful candidate will provide an effective professional geological service in the designated sections, including ore quality control monitoring and reporting, as well as monitoring plant performance. He/she will be expected to provide geological data management and modelling services in terms of production and resource extension, and analyse defined components of the MRM value chain.

Tasks and responsibilities: • Compile technical reports, taking corrective action as appropriate • Coordinate cover and exploration drilling • Provide data management and geological modelling services • Verify the feasibility of the year plan to develop and coordinate short- or medium-term geology schedules for the designated sections • Manage and coordinate geological operations in the designated section so as to meet production targets, taking cognisance of security and environmental requirements • Continuously exchange and monitor the protection of information between operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge management according to organisational objectives • Monitor loading areas to determine ore types being loaded, to minimise any negative impact on the plant • Manage the Geological Systems in the designated section, in order to facilitate optimisation of the Strategic Business Plan (SBP) • Establish and maintain geological assurance practices and assist with certain survey and geotechnical assurance practices at operation • Assist with the codification of MRM/Geology as a cohesive discipline • Function as a member of a project and coordinate project activities or provide input in terms of project resource allocation and change as appropriate • Effectively communicate with clients and supervisors • Ensure adherence to and compliance with security and the Company’s SHE objectives • Work according to the Mine’s Code of Practice and report any observations of non-adherence.

Minimum requirements: • A BSc Honours (Mining Geology, General Geology or Applied Geology) • 2 years’ geology experience or completion of the Geologist-in-Training programme • Experience in mine geology, grade control, ore accounting, sampling, drilling, logging, data capture and verification (QA/QC) • A valid Code EB (08) public driver’s licence.

Other skills/competencies: • Sound verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English • A high level of multi-skilling and ability to use own initiative • Independent, self-motivated, proactive thinking and ability to do own job planning • Completion of the following courses: * Kimberlite Petrology * Geological Computer Modelling * Drilling Techniques for Geologists • The ability to work overtime should the need arise • A passed Vienna Assessment (Level 2 - test to be done on the Mine). 

(Ref. CUL068)

Cullinan Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to appoint. Preference will be given to EE applicants. Pre-screening, profile testing, on-mine assessments, medical and security clearances form part of the minimum requirement and selection process. Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview.Employment of the successful candidates is subject to passing on-mine induction and the aforementioned criteria.

Please complete an application form (available on and forward, together with your résumé, qualifications and ID on or before 12 July 2013. Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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