Lubambe Copper Mines
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Shift Support Mining Engineer x3

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited (LCML) operates an underground copper mine located in Chililabombwe District in the Copperbelt Province of the Republic of Zambia. The company also has a mineral processing plant with a capacity to process up to 2.5 Mt per annum of copper ore and produces a high – grade copper concentrate.

LCML places the highest priority on safety with a world-class safety system in place and understands its obligations to carry out mining in a sustainable manner. Its Corporate Social Responsibility programme focuses on education, health and agriculture.

Lubambe is committed to managing their business in line with their values. As such, it acknowledges that its People are the most important asset to Lubambe and are the key to its success. Where consistent to its business needs, Lubambe is committed to provide employment opportunities, training and development for its People. It wants its People to be successful.

EMR Capital, a specialist resource private equity firm, owns 80% of LCML, whilst ZCCM-IH owns 20% on behalf of the Zambian Government.

LCML seeks to employ experienced and qualified individuals in the following position:


This position reports to the Mine Superintendent.

Core Purpose of the Position:

This role is required to provide technical support to the underground mining frontline supervisors, ensure technical plans issued by the LCML Mining Engineering Department are adhered to and drive alignment of work quality with the LCML operational standards.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

  • Ensure compliance to issued mining instructions, for production drilling and charging.
  • Ensure compliance to issued mining instructions for mine development and ground support activities.
  • At end of shift, report progress on mining contractor’s performance to the Mine Superintendents.
  • Reading and interpreting technical mining instructions (drilling plans, stope preparation plans, charging plans, survey memos).
  • Reviewing the work as its being performed to ensure compliance with plans.
  • Notify the Contractors Shift Boss and/or Mine Captains of all non-compliant work and ensure it is rectification prior to resources being reallocated.
  • Notify the LCML Mine Superintendent of all non-compliant work that required your interaction and the outcome of your interaction.
  • For critical work such as rises, both production and infrastructure, ensure your presence to manage the quality of drilling and charging to maximise the chances of a successful blast.
  • Provide regular feedback on the direction and performance of the underground mining contractors to the LCML Mine Superintendents.

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Degree/Diploma in Mining Engineering.
  • 3 – 5 years underground mining experience.

Method of Application

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to email their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format. Please indicate the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
2 Aug 14:00