Mopani Copper Mines Plc
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Rock Mechanics Engineer (X1)

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Mopani Copper Mines PLC, a joint venture company comprising major shareholders Glencore International AG, First Quantum Minerals Ltd and ZCCM Investment Holdings, owns operations in Mufulira and Nkana on the Copperbelt in Zambia. The company’s success has been as a result of its focused approach to improvement and the mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed with its stakeholders – an important sector of which is its employees. Mopani is committed to establishing a winning team and a copper and cobalt business it can be proud of. The company operates an employment policy of “meritocracy” – aiming to employ the right people with the right skill, irrespective of race, gender or creed. The Company seeks the services of a Rock Mechanics Engineer (X1) (Mufulira).

Reporting to the Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following key activities:

o Continuous acquisition of Geotechnical data through core logging and discontinuity surveys.

o Conduct Geotechnical data analysis, interpretation and designs using available analytical and numerical geotechnical methods.

o Maintain weekly rock mechanics inspections of active development and production areas.

o Enforce operations compliance to Ground Control Management Plan.

o Conduct weekly reviews and analysis of the mine stope and development echelon to manage the ground control related risk to ensure sustained daily production.

o Maintain the Ground Control Management system through regular internal audits and reviews of the ground control standards.

o Maintain a cost-effective ground control system through regular audits of operational practices compliance to standards and recommendations.

o Maintain an updated Ground Control hazard register to ensure that geotechnical designs consider the current actual risk level

o Maintain effective communication with technical and operational staff on Ground Control Management.

o Train and develop subordinates towards their full potential to ensure sustained availability of competent engineering personnel.

To be considered for this position, one should meet the following minimum requirements:

o Grade 12 School Certificate

o Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering/Geology.

o Minimum of two (02) years’ geotechnical work experience in an underground/open pit metalliferous environment.

o Be formally trained to use Map 3D for 3D stress analysis and a working knowledge of Rocscience geotechnical software (i.e. RocData, Dips, Unwedge, and RS2/Phase 2D).

o Be competent to carry out Geotechnical field Mapping and Core logging.

o 6 Have good oral and written communication skills.

o Be computer literate. 8. Be registered with the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ).

o Working knowledge of Mine Surpac and AutoCAD software and possession of Rock Engineering and Strata Control COM certificates would be an added advantage

The successful candidate must be result oriented and have the ability to work with own initiative, paying particular attention to Company policies and Corporate objectives

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit an application with contact phone numbers, detailed curriculum vitae of three pages or less and three contactable referees to:

Human Resources Superintendent – Manpower,

Mopani Copper Mines Plc,

PO Box 22000,


Application deadline
4 May