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Install, learn and test a 3D scanning system

LKAB is seeking a master's degree student for a master's project work in the Malmberget mine. Work will be done within the Mining technology R&D group and will consist of working to install, learn and test a 3D scanning system to better understand its capabilities for regular monitoring underground.

The work will include regular use of the system underground to determine potential use cases within LKAB's mines. The mine is seeking to better understand the linkage between underground production, mining-induced stresses and deformation in the different geologies encountered in the mine, as well as better understanding of how different rock support or reinforcement techniques are functioning. This new system may be of particular use in the future and we wish to know more about its real-life capabilities.

The project work will conclude with a final project report/master's thesis including recommendations on potential use cases, pros-and-cons of the new measurement system, lessons-learned and other questions of interest as determined in consultation between LKAB, the student's university advisor, and the successful applicant. Work may also include developing training material or presentations for use preparing future LKAB employees.


The 30 hp degree project will be between January, 2020 and April 2020.


  • The applicant must have background studies in rock mechanics, mining engineering, or some other field deemed appropriate, and working towards a master's degree in the same field.
  • The applicant must have a driving license valid in Sweden during the entire project time.
  • The applicant must have Swedish language listening and speaking skills at a high-enough level to facilitate communication over radio underground.
  • The applicant must be willing and capable of driving and working underground, potentially alone.
  • The applicant must complete all necessary safety and introductory training and educational programs prior to the beginning of underground work.


Tristan Jones: tristan.jones@lkab.com