Thursday, September 15, 2016

SAFETY MANAGER - Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC)

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 Safety Manager
Role Summary
Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for all Safety matters for the site as part of the senior leadership team. Your duties will include but not limited to the following:
  • Primary focus is to coordinate safety programs at LMC to a standard that is compatible with international practice and undertaken in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Promote safety through all employees by developing and implementing systems that can be assessed and utilised across all departments.
  • Conduct training and develop and implement safety training programs across the site where needs are identified.
  • Develop and implement safety management systems compatible with the requirements of OHSAS 18001.
  • Proactively identify issues as they arise and identify solutions.
  • Prepare safety statistics on a monthly basis and analyse and report trends
  • Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy
  • Ensure personnel are adequately inducted in their work area and are aware of all workplace rules and critical procedures applying at Lumwana.
  • Actively contribute to site safety policy and new initiatives and implement change as directed by the General Manager and management team.
  • Actively promote, monitor and enforce compliance of personnel with safe work practices.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated according to Company policy and statutory requirements and all recommended corrective actions are completed
  • Ensure training and coaching is provided to all employees, with specific attention to implementation of defined Succession Plan.
  • Ensure all members of the team have clearly defined accountabilities and roles and that individual development plans are in place to enable goals to be achieved
  • Accountable for completion of all tasks identified in the Management Operating System (MOS) to the specified quality and timelines as assigned to this role
Accountable for:
  • Maintaining the Functional MOS Audit schedule.
  • Ensuring Functional MOS Audits are completed as per the agreed schedule.
  • Ensuring audit findings for Functional MOS improvements are actioned.
  • Taking action on non-conformances to agreed Functional MOS processes
Experience & Qualifications
  • Degree in Safety or Engineering related discipline
  • Additional qualifications in safety essential
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience with at least 5 years in a mining/industrial environment with at least 3 years in a Safety Management role.
  • Working knowledge of safety systems, preferable ISO, AS or NOSA based.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness
  • High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in Zambia
  • High level understanding of all relevant Safety legislation
  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Member of relevant Professional Body
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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