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LKAB is looking for talented Engineers in Mining.

LKAB is an international and high-tech mining and minerals group that mines and processes the unique iron ore of 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 16 billion (USD 1.8 billion) in 2016 and employs about 4,200 people in 13 countries. Further group business includes industrial minerals, drilling systems, rail transport, rockwork services and property management.

LKAB is currently engaged in an important process to increase production, develop and streamline the existing production systems in our mines, and design new smart and fossil-free mining systems below our current main levels in our underground mines in Kiruna and Malmberget. These great challenges and opportunities will require additional talented mining engineers.

Therefore, we are looking for mining engineers that are interested in being part of our journey towards the future, and are interested in technical development, innovation, and research in mining, with a focus on mine design, mining methods, rock mechanics, autonomous mining and underground logistics.

Your qualifications

All positions require a strong interest in identifying and overcoming the challenges that will be faced when mining below the present mining system. Qualities fundamental to these jobs are a passion for technology and problem-solving, a strong interest in suggesting and testing new solutions, and good analytical abilities. You enjoy teamwork and have good communication skills, and are interested in creating an international network of contacts.

You hold a MSc or a PhD in one of the following areas:

  • mine design
  • mining methods
  • rock mechanics
  • geotechnical numerical analysis,
  • mine seismology
  • autonomous mining
  • mining systems or
  • underground logistics

Industrial experience is of great importance but all candidates will be considered. Those with similar backgrounds are also welcome to apply for one of the positions. You will be based in the city of Kiruna or Gällivare, close to the mining operations. Kiruna and Gällivare are situated in Swedish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle. The cities are spread out over vast areas and offer great opportunities for fantastic outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, ice climbing, etc. See also and

If you find these opportunities interesting, please send your application to our e-mail: and write "application: Engineer in Mining" as subject. Selection and interviews are ongoing so please send us your application as soon as possible.

If you would like to know more about the positions, do not hesitate to contact:
Lars Malmgren, General Manager Mining Technolog.
Phone: +46 (0)980 71114. E-mail: