Maintenance Manager
Lumwana, Zambia
2d ago

Maintenance Manager

Lumwana Mine, Kalumbila, Zambia.

Reporting to : Senior Operations 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.

The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Maintenance Manager

Role Summary

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible to provide leadership of the Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability team that delivers equipment availabilities that support the operations to achieve production targets safely at lowest life cycle cost.

Your duties will include but not limited to the following :


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 maintenance strategies

Lead and ensure the achievement of the availability and reliability targets across all equipment

Ensure all reporting and planning obligations are met

Responsible for management and preparation of detailed and realistic maintenance work schedules

Responsible for Mechanical and Electrical maintenance, Reliability, Engineering and Planning

Establish short and long term budgets to accurately forecast the expenditure to meet life cycle costing and annual financial targets including Life of Mine forecasts

Ensure compliance with these forecasts by regular monitoring and control and acting to correct negative deviations

Participate fully in structured business improvement programs to identify opportunities and implement strategies to deliver improved performance

Mentor and provide training for subordinates and ensure development of succession plans and staff development programmes

Oversee mentoring / development of staff to high standards of experience, training and performance

Experience & Qualifications

Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Minimum of 15 years mining experience focused on mobile equipment and fixed plant, with 5 years at similar level or higher

Demonstrated experience in large multi pit operations utilising large-scale mining equipment

Demonstrated experience in leading teams of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and a person who leads by example

Demonstrated experience in asset management, project management and cost management

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

Prior experience in similar roles in Sub-Saharan Africa with demonstrated positive outcomes an advantage.

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

Ability to communicate effectively across all levels

Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

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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