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17 Dec 2020

Permanent Job Vacancy for the Drill & Assay Specialist

Anglo American – Posted by JobLink24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for the Drill & Assay Specialist

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: Anglo American

Job Title: Drill & Assay Specialist

Reference Id: REF4880F

Closing Date: 27 December, 2020


Job Description

Provide global implementation and support for our geosciences drill and assay data management, governance, quality and security.


  • Responsible for safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities.
  • To implement drill & assay data management across the Anglo American Group, improving and standardizing current systems whilst keeping abreast of future alternatives.
  • To align with Anglo Americans Corporate Data Policy, implement best practice drill & assay data management systems, security, procedures, protocols, training and mentoring.
  • To work across projects supporting emerging technologies into the drill and assay workflow, including; Assisted Core Logging, Virtual Coreyard, FTIR, and the Spatial Data Portal (SDP).
  • Implementation of standards for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of data inputs and outputs and implementation of recommendations.
  • To support the process to produce and make accessible the right drill & assay data for effective Resource estimation, Hydrogeology, Geometallurgy and ore control processes.
  • To support compliance with environmental and social requirements as relevant to discipline, including commitments to stakeholders.
  • To support environmental and social risks triggered by or impacting on discipline are identified and mitigated as part of the asset risk management approach.
  • To contribute to a purpose-led, high-performing culture within the team that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity.


  • Must have a Degree in Geosciences or Information Management with Geoscience experience.
  • Must have a post Graduate studies in Mining Geosciences or related field (desirable).

Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have a demonstrated leader in drill & assay data management in mining and exploration.
  • Must have proven experience as a drill & assay data manager on an advanced drill project or mine site.
  • Must have good understanding of assaying and related QAQC to ensure data inputs are fit for purpose.
  • Must have broad knowledge of role of geosciences data management in the mining value chain.
  • Must have sound understanding of industry best practice in drill & assay data management for exploration, resource estimation and mine geology.
  • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies, including knowledge and experience with acquire.
  • Must have an analytical mindset with problem-solving skills and an attention to details.
  • Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills and an ability to work across disciplines.
  • Must have knowledge of the key Resource and Reserve reporting codes (SAMREC, JORC and NI 43-101).


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