Machine Assembly Manager

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To manage and oversee the successful assembly, commissioning, and ongoing support of Ultra Class Mining Machinery.


Reporting To: Branch Operations Manager
Supervision Of: Assembly team
Interacts With: Management, Staff, Clients, Customers


Safety Assurance – Ensure Health and Safety standards, Regulations and Procedures are adhered to at all times
Work hand in hand with the Safety Coordinator to ensure all incidents in the Section are reported, remedial measures enforced and appropriate safety training conducted
Lead the Mining Assembly team and ensure that all Assembly tasks are completed to high QA/QC standard.
Ensure that all build related issues are resolved in a timely manner
Ensure that all build risks are identified and managed through the appropriate risk management process and resolved on the Project prior to Handover
Establish a close working relationship with the Project Stakeholders, including other external contractors, ensuring that the Assembly Team’s activities are clearly communicated and opportunities exist for 2-way discussion and feedback.
Ensure compliance with legislative requirements
Ensure processes are completed in accordance with acceptable engineering standards
Identify workshop needs proactively and address them accordingly.
Finance and Cost Management
Prepare and manage the Department Budget
Designing and analyzing reports to assess key functional matrices to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
Provide feedback on cost saving initiatives and suggest methods to decrease expenditure in area of control.
Plan and schedule for support resources while adhering to agreed plans of the delivery schedule.
Weekly/monthly reports to the Branch Operations Manager made accurately and on time.
Ensure job cards and work orders are submitted on time and that all necessary details are captured correctly (including time started and finished, parts used, additional work required with parts lists needed; the number of people for the task and duration – hours to complete.
Customer Relations
Interface effectively with diverse stakeholder groups who have different levels of operational and technical expertise.
Work collaboratively in teams and networks to achieve overall customer and company goals
Ensure proactive customer needs analysis reports are performed continuously.
Provide accurate advice that is aligned with OEM and the customer’s needs/ expectations
People Management
Set performance management KPI’s, conduct regular reviews with employees and give feedback
Training developing and performance monitoring activities of Assembly staff
Responsible for supervising and appraising subordinates in Department


Experience: 6 years plus
Education Level: Degree
Qualifications: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Additional qualifications in Business Administration/Logistics will be added advantage.
Software: MS Office
Equipment: Job related
Knowledge Of: Experience preferably in a Mining Equipment Industry; assembly and/or manufacturing of company products
Skills To: People management; negotiation skills
Ability To: Planning and organizing; problem solving and analysis; strategy formulating and execution
Other Requirements: Full Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) and a valid driver’s license


Industry: Mining Machine Manufacturers
Culture: Fast paced and dynamic
Gender Profile: Mixed
Age Profile: Any


Employment: Permanent
Location: Kansanshi, Zambia
Remuneration: Negotiable

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