Mavhungu Vincent - Mine Surveyor - Thengwe, LP, South Africa

Mavhungu Mavhungu Vincent

Thengwe, LP, South Africa


Mine Surveyor


Basic underground surveying

Work History

Survey Technician

Geoland Land meters

From January 2015


-Calculations, and drawing of plans using Surpac Software,

-Compilation of survey records.

-Operation of survey equipment (Trimble RTK GPS) on site (Control, Boundary, Topographic and Engineering survey)

-Management and assistance of surveying team and Geomatics.

-Computer work

-Downloading and calibration of work done using Tremble office

-Charging batteries, maintenance of equipment.
general maintenance of the equipment

Assistant Surveyor

Capstan trading 215 cc

January 2014 - December 2014


- Setting out levels for road, culverts, and concrete slab.

-Monitoring levels and supervision during box cutting.

-Undertaking As-built surveys.

- Monitoring road layers and compaction tests.

-Responsible for recovery of survey materials such as road profiles, pegs and benchmarks.

- Calculating quantities.

Trainee Engineering/Construction Surveyor


June 2012 - June 2012

to June 2012
• Setting out road using total station with WORKABOUT handheld computer.
• Creating road model using Road Maker.
• Measuring the overburden materials and borrow pits volumes using RTK GPS.
• Creating models and calculating the overburden materials and borrow pits volumes using
Model Maker.
• Leveling using Automatic level.
• Computing and adjusting field measurements.

• Ability to precisely setup surveying instruments such as Total Station, RTK GPS, and
Automatic level.
• I managed to complete tasks in limited time frame such as measuring loose sand volume in vegetated area using RTK GPS.

Skills used

• Ability to set up automatic level and conduct precise leveling without assistance.
• Ability to set up RTK GPS and measure the volume of the overburden and borrow pits.
• Computer, statistics, and mathematics skills.

2. Trainee Mine Surveyor (3 days Mine visit)

Exxaro Tshikondeni Coal

December 2011 - December 2011

to December 2011

Responsibilities for three days:

• Taking offsets underground using total station.
• Updating mine plans.
• Basic Micro-station, Model Maker, AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel tutorials.
• Computing stockpiles volumes.
• Triangulation, Traversing and Check survey.

• I gained vast skills: in operating total station; in field data analysis using surveying special
software's such as Model Maker, AutoCAD, and Micro-Station.
• I gained skills in operating RES-Q-PACK (Oceana EBA 6.5 and Drager Oxyboks II)

Skills used

• Computer skills: Microsoft Office: Excel, and Office.
• Quick precise instruments setup.


Research and Mini Dissertation

A comparative study of accuracies in height observations between a dumpy level instrument and a total station at modimolle R33 road extension.

Qualifications & Certifications

Thengwe High

Mine Surveying

University of Venda

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