Ventilation Specialist at LKAB

Kiruna, Luleå, Malmberget
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Ventilation Specialist at LKAB

Do you want to be involved in driving the future direction of LKAB’s mining development area? We are searching for a new team member for the department of Mining Technology, the research and development part of our Transformation organization. 
As Ventilation Specialist your focus is the long-term future of our operations, including expanding our existing mines and ensuring the feasibility of our new operations, while aiming for maximized safety and sustainability.

The most important jobs of the future

We want to lead the transformation of our industry towards a sustainable future. And just as we want to change the world, we want to develop everyone who joins us on the journey, personally and professionally. Do you want to help shape the future of the world’s mining and minerals industry? 

Your role

As Ventilation Specialist you will lead efforts aiming for development or adoption of new technologies, new levels of automation, control, and systems for ventilation. You will evaluate emerging and existing technologies and systems, providing feedback and improvement suggestions for our operations as well as producing guidelines and recommendations for the future based on your work.In your work, you must consider the big picture, including synergies with other areas of operation within the company. You work seamlessly in co-operation with consultants, universities, equipment and instrument manufacturers, and other mining companies as required.You serve as a specialist for 

Ventilation automation and control, including leading impactful projects in topics such as:

Sublevel and block cave ventilation designs 

Also, you provide technical and leadership mentoring to other staff as required.   

What you bring

We are looking for someone who is technically strong, with good leadership qualities and who likes to build trusting relations across the workplace. Your leadership and communication skills will enable your efforts in leading major ventilation research and development projects, expected to include consultant, university, and industry co-operation. We are looking for someone with minimum of 5 years in a ventilation related position within the mining industry. Overall, industry experience in mine ventilation is preferred over academic experience. Advanced ventilation modelling experience, preferably with Ventsim, is required. Experience in mine ventilation automation and control related work or projects, like ventilation-on-demand applications, is also required. CFD modelling and Deswik skills are considered highly beneficial. 

What you get

Welcome with your application, including CV and cover letter, by 2024-06-16, at the latest.

The position may be located in Malmberget, Kiruna, or Luleå. If located in Luleå, travel to Kiruna and Malmberget will be required, and a significant portion of your time may be spent there as needed.

For more information about the position, please contact Head of department Johan Bergström: Contacts:Kiruna/SvappavaaraSakari Alanko, Unionen, 0980-725 08Ingegerd Kyrö, Ledarna, 0980-710 50Peter Johansson, Akademikerföreningen, 0980-718 79

Malmberget/LuleåKatarina Paganus, Unionen, 0970-762 98Annika Taavoniku, SACO-klubben, 0970-795 32Annica Kaati, Ledarna, 0970-767 65


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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