Internship: Mining Engineering (Four Positions)

(Eighteen Months Contract)

About the job:

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. This opportunity is based in Johannesburg.

For more info about the Mandela Mining Precinct, please visit

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
  • 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).

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

Applicants must provide a detailed CV and an academic record

Closing date: 14 July 2022


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