Fabrication Coordinator – Maintenance at Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia

Reporting to: Coordinator – Drill and Blast
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 Fabrication Coordinator – Maintenance.
Role Summary
Reporting to the Maintenance Services Superintendent, you will be responsible for achieving compliance to safety and quality standards through training and development of the mine’s personnel.
  • Provide resources and create a working environment that encourages personnel to actively contribute to safety, health and environmental affairs by managing risk in compliance with company objectives, policies, procedures, safe work practices and relevant regulations.
  • Actively participate in identification and implementation of projects that demonstrate working in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Development of fabrication procedures and practices and ensure compliance to welding and fabrications to the relevant standards.
  • Creation of work programs and budgets for mining equipment fleets.
  • Management of contracts and contract employees
  • Ensure personal and team compliance with statutory acts and regulations and consent conditions.
  • Carry out administrative functions commensurate with the role.
  • Achievement of plant throughput and maintenance targets in the most effective manner within budget.
  • Execute function to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and trade standards.
  • Fully responsible for the quality of work.
  • Training and development of Zambian artisans to high performance and quality standards and practices.
  • Verify conformance of work piece to operational specifications.
  • Review of maintenance tasks and procedures including JSA’s and SOP’s.
  • Plan, schedule and supervise work of support personnel.
  • Leadership of safety within the workplace by promoting Lumwana standards, FLRA and field task observations
Experience & Qualifications
  • Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Certified applicable Trade in Boiler making/ Welding or Fabrication
  • Significant experience (10 years) in Heavy Earthmoving Equipment maintenance of fixed and mobile plant maintenance.
  • Experience in a coordination role.
  • Must be able to interpret fabrication drawings and draft sketches.
  • Have well grounded supervisory and welding experience preferably in MIG, TIG and other welding processes.
  • Experience in preparation of welding procedures and technical work instructions
  • Experience with welding standards and application of same to work practices
  • Experience in large multi pit operations utilising large scale mining equipment.
  • Able to clearly demonstrate the aptitude to drive a light vehicle and hold a current Zambian drivers licence or be able to obtain one.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply
If you meet the requirements, submit your online application by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’.
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: https://barrick.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=077968
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