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Junior and Senior Geophysicist at LKABs exploration department LKAB02627

LKAB is currently expanding the exploration programs close to the mines in Kiruna, Malmberget and Svappavaara and the surrounding region, and is looking for both Junior and Senior geophysicists.

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/.

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, using geophysics is crucial.

The positions

We are seeking both Junior and Senior geophysicists. 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’s degree in geophysics, alternatively an engineering or Earth science education at a similar level containing advanced geophysical courses for the junior and senior position. 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 (geophysics group manager), +46 980 53518, niklas.juhojuntti@lkab.com.

Union representatives

Akademikerföreningen Kiruna/Svappavaara - Peter Johansson, +46 980 62239. Unionen Norra - Sakari Alanko, +46 980 72508.

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 Geophysicist LKAB02627” or “Senior Geophysicist LKAB02627”, 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