Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Mining Engineering Internships x4 posts

Job Summary

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites applications for the Mining Engineering Internship Programme x4 posts.

Closing date: 15 March 2024

Location: Pretoria, South Africa.

Job Purpose

The CSIR has an internship opportunity in the Mandela Mining Precinct, which is hosted within the CSIR Business Excellence and Integration portfolio. 

The purpose of this internship is to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical work experience through research and development of competitive technologies and innovative products under the guidance of researchers and engineers within cross-functional teams. These positions are based in Johannesburg.

About CSIR

CSIR is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa.

The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature review of previous research done locally and internationally in the areas mentioned above;
  • Undertake time and motion studies on identified mining engineering technologies at various mine sites
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  • Engage with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on technologies related to the above areas at various mine sites
  • Write reports on processes and results;
  • Present results/research work, when required;
  • Perform general administrative tasks as required by project leads/programme

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining
  • Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Exposure to Metalliferous mining environment and Mechanised mining environment would be an added advantage

  • The following skills are required;
    • Self-motivated and a team player;
    • Analytical, numerical, methodical, innovative and results driven;
    • Willingness to learn and work under pressure;
    • Administrative skills (minutes taking, filing and research);
    • Pro-active and focused;
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Good attention to details;

  • Ability to prioritise and have a good sense of urgency and accuracy;
  • Must have a valid Drivers Licence;
  • Must have clear/no criminal record;
  • All international qualifications require an evaluation report / certificate issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

How to Apply

Short-listed candidates may be subjected to a prescribed medical test / assessment, as it is a requirement in the mining sector.

Closing date: 15 March 2024


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