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Geophysicist positions open at LKAB's exploration department! As a geophysicist at the exploration department you will plan and implement geophysical measurements. The positions will be based in our offices in either Kiruna or Malmberget.

About the company

LKAB is an international, high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and processes iron ore in northern Sweden for the global steel market. Sustainability is the core of our business, and our ambition is to be one of the industry's most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible companies. The group had sales for more than SEK 23 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in 2017 and employs about 4,100 people in 13 countries. Further group businesses include industrial minerals, drilling systems, rail transport, rockwork services and property management. 

LKAB is currently expanding the exploration programs close to the mines in Kiruna, Malmberget and Svappavaara, and in the surrounding region. The focus is iron ore deposits, and as these can be located at depth, the use of geophysics is crucial.

The positions

As a geophysicist at the exploration department you will plan and implement geophysical measurements, which can be performed from the air, on the ground and in boreholes. Geophysical data processing, interpretation and writing reports are essential components of the work. The positions involve both office and field work. You will cooperate with geophysicists, geologists, technicians and other colleagues in the company, as well as entrepreneurs. Although exploration is the focus, geophysical expertise support can also be required for projects involving hydrology and rock mechanics. The work can from time to time involve geophysical R&D projects in cooperation with universities or other research institutes.

The positions will be based in our offices in either Kiruna or Malmberget.

Qualifications and skills

We expect a Master degree in geophysics, alternatively an engineering or Earth science education at a similar level containing advanced geophysical courses. Previous mineral exploration experience is a merit. We particularly value good knowledge of electromagnetic and potential field methods, although the successful candidate should be expected to work with a wide range of geophysical methods. Experience from common Earth science software packages such as Geosoft, ModelVision or Maxwell is an advantage, and please also mention any programming experience in the application (e.g. in Matlab, Python or C).

The position requires good communication skills, flexibility, curiosity and a possibility to work independently. Good command of English is essential. Driving license is required.

More information about the position

For more information about the position please contact:
Niklas Juhojuntti (Senior Geophysicist), +46 980 53518, niklas.juhojuntti@lkab.com

Union representatives

  • Akademikerföreningen Kiruna/Svappavaara - Peter Johansson, +46 980 62239
  • Unionen Norra - Sakari Alanko, +46 980 72508
  • SACO-klubben Södra - Annika Taavoniku, +46 970 79532
  • Ledarna Södra - Stefan Tallfjärd, +46 970 79561
  • Ledarna Norra – Ingegerd Kyrö, +46 980 71050
  • Unionen Södra - Per Ola Eriksson, +46 920 38076

Welcome to an exciting possibility!

We can offer positions with many interesting challenges and a possibility to interact with colleagues from many different disciplines. There are many chances for outdoor recreation around Kiruna and Malmberget. The ongoing urban transformation in these communities also creates a dynamic and exciting atmosphere.

Application

If you find this position interesting, please send a cover letter and a CV to the e-mail address "recruitment@lkab.com" and write "Application for position as Geophysicist" in the subject header. The deadline for application is January 21, 2019.

Questions about the application can be directed to Lisa Rapp, HR Business Partner, phone number +46 980 53263.


LKAB do not wish to have any contact from recruiting or advertisement agencies regarding these positions.