LKAB is looking for Rock Engineers

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About LKAB: LKAB is an international mining and mineral group with northern Sweden as its base and the whole world as its workplace. We are leading the way towards carbon-neutral production, and we do it together – in an open, supportive, and safe working environment with technology and development at the forefront. We welcome challenges, innovative ideas, and initiative, always with a focus on equality and diversity.

We have the most important jobs of the future. We want to lead the transition of our industry towards a sustainable future. And just as we aim to change the world, we want to develop everyone who joins us on this journey, personally and professionally.​Do you want to be part of shaping the future of the world’s mining and mineral industry?

Rock Engineering section at Kiruna mine:Mining in the Kiruna mine is moving towards greater depths, which brings increased challenges. The rock engineering section identifies hazards and options for all planning and implementation phases thus enabling safe mine operations and reliable production forecasts. This is based on sound orebody knowledge and examining the operation holistically. Close integration with planning and operations is maintained to achieve this mission. An important task is also to monitor and analyze the environmental impact of the country rock caused using the sublevel caving method. Reliable forecasts of ground deformation and the impact of seismic events on the community and LKAB’s industrial area are essential for planning decommissioning and redevelopment. The section consists of an operational group and an analysis / strategy group that is organized in an agile way with so-called focus areas led by technical leaders (function-based work). Based on the skills, our people work across the different focus areas (function-based work). The section is characterized by great diversity in every way.

Your qualifications:All positions require a strong interest in identifying and overcoming the challenges inherent to deep, large-scale underground mining. Qualities fundamental to these jobs are a passion for technology and problem-solving, a strong interest in suggesting and testing new solutions, and good analytical abilities. You enjoy teamwork and have good communication skills and are interested in expanding our international network of contacts.

You are experienced in one or several of the following areas: 

Higher academic education and multi-year industrial experience is of great importance. Depending on your actual qualifications and level of experience a variety of different positions, both wide and/or deep in its content, exist. Demonstrated ability to use mine planning software and specialized geotechnical and seismic software is of relevance.

Kiruna is the place to work:You will be based in the city of Kiruna, with a population of approximately 23 000, situated in Swedish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle. The community of the same name is spread out over vast areas and offer great opportunities for fantastic outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, skiing, ice climbing, fishing, hunting etc. See also

Application and information:If you find these opportunities interesting, please submit your application with CV and cover letter no later than 19th of April 2024. Selection and interviews are ongoing so please send us your application as soon as possible.

If you would like to know more about the positions, do not hesitate to contact: Matthias Wimmer, Manager Rock Engineering Kiruna mine, Phone: +46 (0)980 62264, E-mail:

Location: KirunaPosition: Full time, permanent

Trade union contacts, Kiruna/Svappavaara:Sakari Alanko, Unionen, 0980-725 08Ingegerd Kyrö, Ledarna, 0980-710 50

About LKAB

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group with northern Sweden as its base and the whole world as its workplace. We lead the way towards carbon-free production and we do it together – in an open, warm and safe work environment with technology and development in focus. We welcome challenges, innovative ideas and initiative, always with equality and diversity in focus.

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