Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Gemcanton Mining Services Limited is looking for a robust, self-motivated and dynamic Zambian to fill the vacancy of WORKSHOP PLANNER.  A competitive remuneration will be offered to the right candidate.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for initial screening of incoming work orders, identification of scope, and analysis of required level of planning
  • Conducts field walk downs to identify and document job requirements.
  • Identifies specific safety hazards that will be encountered in the performance of the proposed work
  • Makes safety procedures, including lock-out/tag-out procedures available to employees. Ensures that all aspects of the existing company safety policy are incorporated into the job plan.
  • Estimates required hours on work order tasks, total work order duration, and skills required to perform the task.
  • Plans jobs with appropriate level of detail for the given skilled trades workforce
  • Determines and includes QA/QC requirements on jobs.
  • Procures equipment and specialized tools required to perform work
  • Gathers necessary engineering or technical documents, specifications, and drawings
  • Writes clear and concise work procedures
  • Determines and arranges for parts required to perform the work (when no expediter exists)
  • Plans parts for all projects to increase “wrench time” and maximize efficiency.
  • Compiles information into a job package that is ready for skilled trades – clearly communicates with skilled trades regarding critical steps in the process
  • Prints and delivers work orders to the skilled trades in conjunction with the weekly work schedule.
  • Upon completion of jobs, communicates with skilled trades regarding ideas and procedures that would make future jobs more efficient
  • Coordinates priority setting with the management team – places specific emphasis on obtaining the input of operations personnel in the setting of priorities
  • Keeps bills of materials current.
  • Is able to accurately measure the maintenance backlog in its various forms and continually maintains not less than 2 week’s worth of ready backlog at all times.
  • Responsible for equipment and repair parts data entry and management.
  • Ensures all work orders and maintenance log items are closed when work is finished.
  • Participates in outage planning activities such as scope identification and control, scheduling, coordination, risk assessment, execution, and continuous improvement.
  • Communicates with contractor resources directly on specific work orders assigned to the contractors and the performance expectations of the work order. Does not manage the contractors, but ensures that all of the details of the work order are clearly communicated and understood.
  • Participates with Reliability Department personnel on improvement projects, particularly when they are related to the proactive maintenance plan
Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Skill
  • Proven working experience as Workshop Planner
  • Degree or Diploma in any Engineering Field
  • Knowledge in Heavy Equipment Repairing in a busy workshop
  • Having worked in a similar position and with Liebheer, Cat, Volvo, Bell equipment is an added advantage
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with others
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Age limit:  30-45 years
  • Minimum 5 years hands on experience
  • Fully paid up member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia
Application accompanied by photocopies of academic and professional qualifications with details curriculum vitae (CV) giving at least two (2) traceable referees should be sent to:
The Human Resources Manager
Gemcanton Mining Services Limited
PO Box 22111
Gemcanton Mining Services Limited reserves the right to disqualify any application that does not comply with the instructions above.  Only emailed applications will be accepted and please do not send your certificates
Closing date:  31 August, 2016.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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