Graduate Engineer for Glencore
(from October 2017 to March 2018)
- worked for Glencore at their Mopani Copper Operations in Zambia. While employed with Glencore I worked at a number of different operations including their Mototolo Platinum Mine and Thorncliffe Chrome mine in South Africa. Where I started a graduate training scheme involving managerial roles as well as engineering based projects such as footwall analysis and its effects on tire life and resultant productivity. I was then sent to Glencore’ Mopani mine where I had engineering training and passed a number of courses such as ICAM (Incident Cause Analysis Management) as well as GCOM (General Communications of Mangers training).
- I was involved in reporting and would aid in providing daily shift report to the mine manager which included shift progress and feedback. I was also responsible for relaying feedback between employees as well as HSE incidences.
(from May 2016 to September 2016)
- I worked for 3 months as a junior underground miner for British Fluorspar. This involved being trained to drive a variety of vehicles including Atlas Copco (AC) loader ST7, AC 20 ton dumper MT2010, DUX 20 ton dumper, AC boomer drill rig, AC Simba long hole driller, Sandvik loader TORO and a variety of other machinery pre 2000. As well as passing competency tests on all machinery, which can be verified by British Fluorspar, I also began training as a shot firer and was trusted to drill, charge and fire working faces.
- I became accustomed to working both morning and evening shifts and was asked to work nights and weekends a privilege rarely offered to interns as it involved a large amount of solitary work. After 6 weeks I was asked to train another intern.
- I spent time working in the office shadowing mine manager and shift bosses, during this period I gained exposure to health and safety documentation and equipment logistics in order to achieve a safe and efficient working environment throughout the mine.