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Backfill Engineer

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Mine Operations - Other Jobs, Mine Supervisor Jobs
South Africa
South Africa All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
Market Related
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Backfill Engineer (Mining / Backfill Systems / Slurry Reticulation / Project Management) – Northern Cape, South Africa


Reference Number: JPMMIN



Job Description:

The following opportunity exists for a dedicated, hardworking, and enthusiastic and results-driven individual as a Backfill Engineer on a permanent basis



·          Coordinate between backfill plant and mining operations to meet a backfill schedule that satisfies the mine’s production requirements

·          Optimise availability and utilisation of the backfilling system

·          Manage construction works for a new backfill reticulation system

·          Draft scopes of work for capital projects required to upgrade the backfill reticulation system

·          Manage contractors and mine employees to implement the scopes of work

·          Interact with commercial team and suppliers to finalize tenders and contracts

·          Ensure safe backfilling of longhole  stopes

·          Design and implement drainage systems to manage water from backfilling

·          Complete stope filling notes and ensure filling is aligned with hydraulic filling models

·          Monitor the backfill quality and analyse the downtime trends to ensure consistent end-product at consistent placement rates

·          Optimise backfill strength and cement consumption

·          Initiate continuous improvement initiatives leading to cost saving opportunities whilst keeping abreast of new developments within the specialist field


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Mechanical/Mining/Civil Engineering
  • 2 years’ experience working with mine backfill systems
  • 7 years’ industry experience

·         Thorough knowledge of MS Office

·         Good understanding of backfill and slurry reticulation systems

·         Knowledge of 3D Mine Design software and experience in project management will be advantageous.


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to James Midlane at


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James Midlane

Senior Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining 

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