Highly Paid Technical Assistant Position At Kumba Iron Ore South Africa

Highly Paid Technical Assistant Position At Kumba Iron Ore South Africa

  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Closing Date: 31 May 2024

About Kumba Iron Ore

We produce high-grade iron ore, the key component in steel widely used in construction and manufacturing across the world. Our activities include all aspects – exploration; mining; processing and blending; shipping; marketing and selling. In South Africa, we have mining operations in the Northern Cape province, as well as a head office in Gauteng, and a port operation in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives”, delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible.

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Key Responsibilities

As Technical Assistantyou will provide services as required and your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Provide technical support to the Executive Head of Technical & Strategy in various aspects of strategic and operational reporting, analysis and integration.
  • Develop and manage the design and delivery of proposals for critical stakeholder engagements in line with the strategic objectives and critical tasks.
  • Coordinate and monitor the performance scorecard to ensure delivery of commitments.
  • Lead and support the implementation of strategic initiatives on site.
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement in operational processes.
  • Support the wider Technical & Strategy team through data-driven, decision-making, and strategic messages to an array of audiences and assist the team in resolving challenges that may impact the delivery of commitments.
  • Generate, review, and integrate consolidated monthly and other LoW4 reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the Executive Head in coordinating and managing site projects.
  • Stay updated on mining regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Assist in ensuring the company adheres to all relevant technical and safety standards.

This role is in Technical & Strategy (T&S) at a Band 6 level reporting to Executive Head of Technical & Strategy.


  • Matric
  • Postgraduate degreed qualification is required
  • Drivers License


  • Understanding of the Kumba Iron Ore and Anglo American business, covering commercial, operational, safety, people, technology, and innovation aspects for value creation.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Anglo American Operating model.
  • Experience in strategy implementation and business planning.
  • Future-focused with awareness of global trends relevant to Kumba Iron Ore and its markets.
  • Proficient in mathematical and statistical data gathering, measurement, organisation, and analysis skills.
  • Experience in identifying and implementing business improvement opportunities and projects in mining.

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