Grade Controller at Liqhobong Mine


Liqhobong Mining Development Company (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Firestone Diamonds PLC, invites suitably qualified, self-driven, results oriented and competent Basotho to apply for the vacant position of Grade Controller.

Job purpose

To track mining in the open pit and ensure efficient loading and hauling of ore to the Processing plant and efficient collection of data relevant for updating the ore body model.


Under the direct supervision of the Mine Geologist, the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

      Inspect muck pile after every blast, map and record areas of treatable and contaminated ore, in alignment with the department’s predetermined proportions;

      Demarcate areas where external dilution exceeds the required ratio and ensure that the material is loaded separately and hauled to the correct destination;

      Monitor loading and hauling operations to ensure no ore is being taken to the waste dump

      Report observed deviations to the relevant department for corrective action;

      Collect run of mine samples and perform measurements as instructed by Mine Geologist and document the relevant results as required;

      Maintain working relations with the miner to ensure that a particular ore type is taken to the processing plant as scheduled.

      Monitor and log blast hole chips and capture all the relevant grade control data

      Mapping of all geological and geotechnical features and update plans

      Report fortnightly on ore type characteristics

      Ensure compliance to SHE programmes and security practices;

      Comply with the relevant mining and MRM procedures and guidelines

      Ensure that risk assessments are conducted prior to commencing manual duties.

      Perform any other duties as instructed by the Mine Geologist.

Legal and other requirements

       Police clearance and medical examinations of fitness.

Qualifications and experience

       Exposure to kimberlite geology;

       1 year exposure to open pit mining and ore processing environment;
       Diploma in Geology.

Skills and competencies

       Computer literacy (Microsoft office -word, excel, power point)
       Critical thinking

       Trouble shooting

       Judgement and decision making

       Quality control analysis

       Time management

       Monitoring and communication skills

       Valid Lesotho driver’s license


       Consistent with agreed principles of correct moral conduct

       Ability to schedule work and activities

       The ability to estimate quantifiable characteristics of products

       Ability to take direction but exercise

independent thought and judgment.

Application letters including a detailed CV and certified copies of relevant qualifications should be submitted to:

5th Floor                                                                                 

Letsie Office Park – Pension House

Constitution Road

Email address:  [email protected]

Maseru West Closing date for submission of applications is Friday 18th April 2019
Disclaimer: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted