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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Geotechnical Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs
Hard Rock
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
benefits package
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Job Description

(Position is based in the town of Fungurume)
Under general supervision, oversee slope stability management functions including pit slope, stockpile stability and serve as resource for Geomechanical information and analysis.
Essential Functions
1.         Overall property slope management functions for pit slopes, and stockpiles.
2.         Manage and provide Geomechanical project oversight and review relating to outside consultants, pit slope water control, structural geology, design slope angles and interfacing with mine design and planning.
3.         Manage and review slope stability data collection, analysis and remedial work including slope monitoring data processing, rock strength parameters, geologic structures, slope control blast designs, and slope angel reviews.
4.         Communicate accurate, timely and relevant slope stability and Geomechanical information to mine and site personnel.
5.         Manage, conduct and communicate the results of inspections of pit walls, stockpiles and site access roads.
6.         Proactively seek improvements to the safe mining of mine reserves relating to slope monitoring, slope maintenance, slope and catch bench designs, blasting, Geomechanical data acquisition and analyses. 
7.         Develop, maintain and implement strategic plans to enhance the mine’s slope stability program.
8.         May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams related to Geomechanical or mine slope stability efforts.
9.         Usage of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical data analysis, Hexagons MineSight, Canary, IDS, GroundProbe, Slope-W, RocFall, GeoMoss
10.      Support GMX monitoring equipment and alarming systems.  Manage maintenance intervals, complete system inspections, review monitoring levels and systems are functioning, provide call out support in the event that a system does alarm.
11.       Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related engineering discipline and five (5) years engineering experience in hard rock mining relating to rock mechanics and rock slope stability, OR
  • Master’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or  related engineering discipline and three (3) years engineering experience in hard rock mining relating to rock mechanics and rock slope stability.
  • Position involves work to be predominantly executed in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Resources can be limited, so the candidate must be a self-starter, have good personal organization skills for managing activities across multiple sites and in challenging circumstances
  • Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Copper Overseas Service Company ("COSCO") promotes a drug/ alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable Company Standards
COSCO has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:
  • Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who receive Safety Training; or
  • Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who operate equipment or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing their COSCO job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel)
Benefits: Begin first day of employment
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
COSCO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer

Nearest Major City

Congo, the Democratic Republic of


Senior Geomechanical Engineer – TFM

Primary Location

Congo, The Democratic Republic ofTenke FungurumeFungurume

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