Plant Engineering Manager

Solwezi, Zambia, Full Time

Plant Engineering Manager

Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia.

Reporting to: Process Plant Manager

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa.

Role Summary

Reporting to Process Plant Manager, you will be responsible to provide leadership of the Mechanical maintenance, Electrical and Planning & Reliability team that delivers equipment availabilities that support the operations to achieve production targets safely at lowest life cycle cost.


Lead the positive and effective implementation of LMC’s OH&S policy and procedures and overarching statutory requirements.
Lead compliance with LMC’s environmental and social policies and procedures and overarching statutory requirements.
Review/develop/implement and lead OEMs maintenance.
Lead and ensure the achievement of the availability and reliability targets and all contractual obligations are met
Ensure OEM’s adhere to reporting and planning obligations per the MARCs.
Responsible for management and preparation of detailed and realistic maintenance work schedules.
Responsible for Mechanical, electrical and Planning & Reliability of the Plant
Ensure the plant availability and reliability targets are met
Establish short and long-term budgets to accurately forecast the production performance and efficiency of the Process Dept business unit. Ensure compliance with these forecasts by regular monitoring, control and acting to correct negative deviations and to take advantage of opportunity.
Participate fully in structured business improvement programs to identify opportunities and implement strategies to deliver improved performance
To be considered for the role of Plant Engineering Manager, you must meet the following requirements:

Degree in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Industrial Engineering
Member of the Zambian Institute of Engineers
Minimum of 15 years mining experience focused fixed plant and mobile equipment with 5 years at similar level or higher
Demonstrated experience in Processing plant operations utilising large-scale mining equipment
Demonstrated experience working with OEM’s and managing contracts
Demonstrated experience in asset management, project management and cost management
Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination
Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas
Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness
Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
Demonstrated ability to improve a department’s safety awareness.
High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in Zambia.
Experience in managing department costs and budgeting
Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: A Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.

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