Artisan Instrumentation – Winders and Underground / Artisan Fitter – Winders and Undeground x2

Lubambe Copper Mine

Lubambe Copper Mine is located within the Greater Konkola Area of the Zambian Copperbelt and consists of a large – scale mining license covering an area of approximately 240 square kilometres. The mine is a modern, world class facility with fully mechanized underground operations.

Lubambe Copper Mines is owned by EMR Capital of Australia (80%) and ZCCM – Investments Holdings (20%).

The Mine is currently in a ramp up stage and will ultimately produce 45,000 tonnes of contained copper and will employ approximately 2,000 people. The Plant infrastructure consists of a Concentrator plant, a laboratory and underground infrastructure. The Concentrator incorporates crushing, milling, flotation and filtration. The design capacity s 2.5 MTPA of ore at an average mill grade of 2.2% copper, yielding 45,000 tonnes of contained copper in concentrate to be sold to smelter in Zambia.

Lubambe Copper Mine seeks to employ experienced and qualified individuals in the following position:


This position reports to the Instrumentation Foreman – Winders

Core Purpose of the Position

To work with a wide variety of pneumatic, electronic and microcomputer devices used to measure and control pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force, and chemical composition.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

  • Responsible for carrying out maintenance and other equipment for the section
  • Completes assignments of repair and planned works as instructed by the supervisor
  • Ensure he uses the right tools for the job and maintain them properly
  • Use pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices to inspect and test instrument and system operation, and diagnose faults, practice loss management principles
  • Maintenance of programmable logic controllers and peripheral units
  • Maintenance of SCADA hardware components and operations
  • Mentor and train production crew operators on plant equipment
  • Repair, maintain and adjust system components or remove and replace defective parts
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Follow laid out work safety, maintenance procedures and fill in appropriate task checklist
  • Calibrate and maintain components and instruments according to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Ensure health, safety, environmental and quality standards are maintained.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in mining industry a must
  • Grade twelve with five O levels which must include English.
  • Qualified in instrumentation (certified Craft / Technician or equivalent)
  • Member of EIZ/ ERB
  • Ability to read and interpret PID drawings, electrical drawings and hydraulic drawings
  • Ability and desire to keep up-to-date with technological developments in the field
  • Ability to use proper lifting techniques to lift between 11 and 25 kilograms
  • Good mathematical, scientific, mechanical and logical reasoning abilities
  • Good communication and reading skills
  • Good team player and able to coordinate work with other engineering trades on the job site


This position reports to the Mechanical Foreman

Core Purpose of the Position

To ensure that equipment maintenance is carried out in line with the mine standards through effective maintenance.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

  • Perform statutory inspections and exams in accordance with Mine Regulations and Safety Act regulation standards
  • Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery according to maintenance requirements.
  • Report all defects and breakdowns on winding plant equipment to the foreman and log in the machinery/drivers log books
  • Develop, modify, construct and install related equipment required for the safe operation of all engineering equipment.
  • Identify spares requirements and order according to departmental procedure.
  • Communicate with clients and supervisors to inform on maintenance activities performed and re-start of the winding plant equipment.
  • Able to create and maintain job cards.
  •  Ensure personal and co-workers’ adherence and compliance to Security and Company’s SHE objectives.
  • To carry out specialized skill functions and shut down works to specified dimensions.
  • Ensure housekeeping is maintained in the section.
  • Follow laid out work safety, maintenance procedures and fill in appropriate task checklist

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade Twelve with five O levels which must include English.
  • Craft/Technician Certificate in Plant Fitting/Mechanical Engineering from recognized institution
  • Minimum 3 Years’ experience in Mining Industry
  • Must be a member of EIZ / ERB
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and analytical skills.
  • Dependable
  • Ability to provide sound technical support
  • Unwavering commitment to safety
  • Unwavering commitment to the core responsibility

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format to [email protected]. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 4th September 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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