Rosa Maria Rojas

Productivity, Capability, and Agility: Requirements for the 4IR Mining Workforce -
15:00 pm 10/18/2019
Gila, Tucson Convention Center

Digital technologies demand that people acquire new skills. And people are demanding new ways of working. How will these trends affect the mining industry?

My career began working for BHP Billiton at Escondida Mine in Chile, I started in the graduate program back in 2008 and had the opportunity to take over different positions such as Mine Operations Supervisor, Dispatcher engineer and Business Improvement engineer. Later on, while I was pursuing my M.S. in Mining Engineering at the UofA, I started a part time internship with FMI CMP Americas at the Oro Valley office. After graduation in May 2013, I got a job as Mine Engineer II at the Morenci mine in AZ.

Personally, I have a passion for promoting STEM careers within new generations, and encouraging more women participation in the mining industry. I have done volunteer work through SME for this objective since 2006 as student in Peru, and as part of the leadership of the SME National Young Leaders Committee (2014-2018). Since late 2018 we have worked in a project to launch our Women in Mining Arizona professional chapter, Our vision is to be a non-governmental organization that focused on attracting, retaining and advancing professionals in the mining industry as well educating the members and the public in the various aspects of mining. We are an inclusive organization, everyone is welcome to participate, it is not exclusive for women.