Geologist, Production

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Production Geologist in open-pit mine

Join our dynamic mine planning team in Svappavaara as a Production Geologist, ensuring top-quality ore extraction through expert geological field mapping and data analysis in open-pit mines.

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Your role

We are looking for a Production Geologist to join the geology workgroup in the mine planning team at Svappavaara. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the extracted ore and crusher feed quality control through the implementation of open-pit GC best practices.

Working closely with other geologists, mine engineers, surveyors, and rock mechanics engineers, you are part of a team with the goal of delivering the correct quality ore in the right time. Your tasks will include conducting geological field mapping in the open-pit mines, overseeing ore sampling procedures, analysing data to identify ore grade variations, and providing guidance to operational teams for optimal ore extraction.

About the team

The mine planning department in Svappavaara is responsible for planning the extraction of ore deposits in the area, both in the short and long term. Here, we employ surveying engineers, rock mechanics engineers, geologists, and mining engineers. Much of the work is done through collaboration within the mine planning section and between different departments.

LKAB’s open-pit mines are located in Svappavaara, about forty kilometers southeast of Kiruna. In our open-pit mines, we extract iron ore by drilling, blasting, crushing, and concentrating ore for pellet production. In Svappavaara, we offer you a workplace in a familial environment with strong cohesion combined with ample opportunities for outdoor activities, personal development, and forming lifelong friendships.

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What you bring

As a candidate, you should possess strong analytical skills and be adept at interpreting geological data to support production planning decisions. Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team are crucial.

Additionally, we see that you have:

What you get

Additional Information

The position is full-time, daytime, based in Svappavaara.

Welcome to submit your application including CV and cover letter at your latest convivence, no later than June the 30th 2024. Recruitment will be ongoing during this time.

Recruiting Manager: Robin Offermo  

HR Business Partner: Theresia Sturk

Union Contacts


Unionen Norra, Sakari Alanko, 0980-72508

Akademikerföreningen Kiruna/Svappavaara, Björn Åström, 0980-72903

Ledarna Kiruna/Svappavaara, Ingegerd Kyrö, 0980-71050


LKAB är en internationell gruv- och mineralkoncern med norra Sverige som bas och hela världen som arbetsplats. Vi leder vägen mot koldioxidfri produktion och vi gör det tillsammans – i en öppen, varm och säker arbetsmiljö med teknologi och utveckling i fokus. Vi välkomnar utmaningar, innovativa idéer och initiativförmåga, alltid med jämställdhet och mångfald i fokus.

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