On 31 July 2015, Marcin Wertz, a Partner and Principal Mining Engineer at SRK Consulting (SA) delivered a keynote address at the Career Development Day for the Minerals Industry at the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) Young Professionals Council (YPC).
Having graduated as a Mining Engineer in 1984 at the University of the Witwatersrand and with over 23 years’ experience in industry, Wertz shared his insights with the young professionals referring to his personal experiences.
“Don’t chase the dollar at the expense of good experience,” advised Wertz. He also encouraged the YPC to attend courses and not be afraid of getting their hands dirty.
Wertz joined SRK Consulting in 1996 and specialises in mine planning and design of underground hard rock mines, as well as study management. He became a student member of the SAIMM in 1983 and in October 2009 became a fellow of the SAIMM, contributing to the shared-experiences within the organisation.
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