The Applied Sciences department designs and develops real-time optimization engines for automated and manned systems across the mining value stream with special focus on load & haul operation. In addition, it researches and develops predictive models based on data analytics on the cloud and on the edge.
The Applied Sciences department is looking for an Operations Research Engineer to design and develop flexible and scalable solutions for some of the most complex challenges in large-scale computing by utilizing skills in optimization models, algorithm design, and object-oriented programming.
Develop and implement solution to optimize and automate business decisions using large data sets and algorithms.
Design and develop optimization models and algorithms with and without commercial solvers following established software development practices and processes.
Study requirements, clarify customer/user needs, analyze data and processes
Develop proof of concepts for technical evaluation and early customer feedback
Update and shares knowledge by studying professional publications, state-of-the-art algorithms, programming techniques, and computing technology.
Ph.D in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or related with 2+ years’ experience
M.Sc. in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or related with 4+ years’ experience
Experience in designing, implementing, and testing analytic and/or algorithmic solutions to business or operational problems
Background in design and development discrete, nonlinear, or stochastic mathematical optimization models and combinatorial optimization algorithms
Experience in decomposition approaches to solving large-scale optimization problems
Experience with optimization modeling languages (e.g., Pyomo, GAMS) and solvers (e.g., Gurobi, CPLEX)
Expert in at least one major object-oriented programming language (C/C++, C#, Java, Kotlin, or Python)
Understanding of data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
Knowledge in statistics and data science models (K-means, random Forrest, neural nets etc.)
Familiar with data modelling, SQL, frameworks and tools such as Databricks/Spark, Postgresql, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Kubernetes
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Modular Mining Systems is the global leader in mine management technology and a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. Our innovative technology powers mine operations in every corner of the globe. The products we cultivate, the solutions we engineer and the service we deliver set us apart in the Mining Technology industry. We’re more than a company, we’re a community of passionate, creative professionals striving toward a shared vision: to revolutionize the way the mining industry operates. With a presence stretching from Johannesburg to Vancouver, Sydney to Lima, you are part of a global brand that supports creativity, fosters innovation and encourages you to think big, share ideas and be yourself.
DISPATCH Fleet Management System
Introduced 40 years ago as mining’s first-ever computer-based dispatching tool, the DISPATCH Fleet Management System has revolutionized the way mines work in real-time. Today, it is the most trusted FMS in the mining industry.
The system leverages three mathematical programming models – Linear Programming (LP), Dynamic Programming (DP), and Best Path (BP) — to... maximize your overall truck productivity by maintaining and updating a real-time model of the mine equipment, locations, and haulage roads. The system continuously calculates optimized truck assignments and sends them to truck operators automatically.
The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS)
The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) is a comprehensive fleet management system for mines. The autonomous haul truck, jointly developed by Komatsu Ltd., Komatsu America Corp. and Modular Mining, is centrally controlled through a wireless network that integrates:
On-board vehicle controllers
High-precision global positioning
Obstacle detection and avoidance systems.
The system has full supervisory logic that utilizes complex data fusion to control the dump truck to safely operate through a load, haul and dump cycle and allow integration with other mine vehicles such as light vehicles, dozers, loaders, and graders.