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Junior and Senior Geologists to LKAB’s exploration department LKAB02628

LKAB is seeking both Junior and Senior Geologists for the Exploration Department with a focus on iron ore deposits. 


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 26 billion in 2018 and employs about 4,200 people in 12 countries. Further group businesses include industrial minerals, drilling systems, rail transport, rockwork services and property management. For more information see https://www.lkab.com/eng/.

The position

LKAB is seeking both Junior and Senior Geologist for the Exploration Department with a focus on iron ore deposits.  The department is in an expansive phase with responsibilities in exploration in our underground mines and open pits and their close surroundings in Malmberget, Kiruna and Svappavaara, as well as green field exploration and resource estimation. You will be expected to independently work on minor projects from the early exploration stage onwards where we work as a team.

We offer an interesting workplace with opportunities for development and challenging duties.

The position is permanent.

Skills & Competencies

We are looking for a Junior Geologist with a B.Sc. or higher and preferably 1 to 3 years of experience within exploration, mining or project development. Knowledge of common software such as Leapfrog and Vulcan is beneficial.

We are also looking for a Senior Geologist with at least B.Sc and at least 5 years of relevant experience within exploration, mining or project development.

As a person you should be responsible and driven, but also percipient and flexible. The position includes much contact with others both in and outside the company where good collaboration is essential.

A Driving license is a requirement for the position. You possess both written and spoken English, and additionally Swedish, at least as a beginner or eager to learn.

You will be based in Kiruna or Malmberget, close to the mining operation and city of Kiruna / Gällivare, situated in Swedish Lapland above the Arctic Circle. The area offers great opportunities for fantastic outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, ice climbing, etc. See http://www.gellivarelapland.se/en/ and https://www.kirunalapland.se/en/

More information about the position

For more information about the position please contact
Pierre Heeroma, Manager of the unit Exploration, Strategy and Business Development:
pierre.heeroma@lkab.com , +46702633677

Josefine Johansson, Section manager: josefine.johansson@lkab.com , +46703192660

Jan-Anders Perdahl, Section manager: jan-anders.perdahl@lkab.com , +46706909176

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.


Submit your application, marked with “Junior Geologist LKAB02628” or “Senior Geologist LKAB02628”, by email to recruitment@lkab.com no later than 31st January 2020. Selection takes place continuously. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process or application please contact HR Business Partner Alicia Stewén: alicia.stewen@lkab.com

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

Union representatives

Unionen Kiruna/Svappavaara: Sakari Alanko, 0980-725 08

Unionen Malmberget/Luleå: Per-Ola Eriksson, 0920- 380 76

Akademikerföreningen Kiruna/Svappavaara: Björn Åström 0980-72903

SACO Malmberget/Luleå: Annika Taavoniku 0970- 795 32

Ledarna Kiruna/Svappavaara: Ingegerd Kyrö 0980-710 50

Ledarna Malmberget/Luleå: Stefan Tallfjärd 0970-795 61