Lubambe Copper Mines
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Engineering Manager

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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, agriculture, health and infrastructure.

At Lubambe we are committed to managing our business in line with our values. As such, we acknowledge that our People are the most important asset to Lubambe and are the key to our success. Where consistent to our business needs, Lubambe is committed to provide employment opportunities, training and development for our People. We want our 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 an experienced and qualified individual in the following position:


This position reports to The General Manager – Operations.

Core Purpose of the Position:

To manage all maintenance activities on the site in order to attain targeted/scheduled production within budget and in compliance with Government and Domestic Regulations.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

Ensure safe and efficient installation and maintenance of all company equipment and facilities.

Legally accountable for the installation and maintenance of all company and contractor equipment and facilities under the Zambian Mining Regulations.

Responsible for budgeting, planning, scheduling, and managing of all equipment maintenance and installation activities, including capital projects.

To manage a team of engineers through setting of expectations and monitoring and managing performance of the engineers.

Drafting, reviewing, implementation and enforcement of applicable safety and engineering policies, standards and procedures.

Support, maintain and enforce company values and expectations, as they pertain to a safe, transparent, and constructive culture that recognizes hard work and performance.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with various applicable mining and environmental regulations pertaining to the engineering activities.

Oversee and analyse maintenance operations, initiating and implementing improvement initiatives, when necessary, to ensure equipment availability, cost and production targets are met.

Participate in monthly, quarterly, and annual budgeting and forecasting.

Prepare weekly, monthly, and annual engineering reports for review by senior management and participate and review audits and inspections.

Evaluation of efficiency of maintenance practices to determine adequacy of personnel, equipment and technologies used, making changes to work schedules, techniques, or equipment when necessary.

Select, train, develop and utilise the skills of engineers, supervisors, professionals, and artisans.

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s or master’s, degree in engineering (mechanical or electrical) or similar education.

Must be a full member of Engineering Institution of Zambia.

In depth knowledge of mining and explosives’ regulations.

Possess and maintain a clean and valid driver’s license.

Must have a minimum of five years demonstrated practical mining experience in various maintenance methods and operations, with a minimum of two years in a leadership role.

Good physical fitness.

Application deadline
12 May 15:00