Geology Superintendent

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 228 square kilometres.

Completed and commissioned in 2012, Lubambe is an underground operation supported by a shaft and decline access with a 2.5 million tonne per annum capacity ore concentrator. The mine’s current depth is 450meters producing a high-grade copper concentrate which is then treated at Zambian smelters.

The mine currently employs 1, 125 direct employees, a further 800 contractors. It places the highest priority on safety with a world class safety system.

Supporting local communities and suppliers is a key business focus of the mine.

EMR Capital owns an 80% controlling interest in Lubambe while ZCCM-IH owns 20%.

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


This position reports to the Technical Services Manager.

Core Purpose of the Position

Acquire, validate, provide all geological drilling information and conduct QA/AC activities on all pre-evaluation input data. Manage and control all drilling costs and activities.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

  • Plan and formulate all geological resource delineation holes and issue layouts.
  • Generate geological drilling schedules and communicate the schedules to mine planning on a weekly and or monthly basis.
  • Monitoring all geological delineation, hanging wall and cover drilling activities.
  • Supervise all geological drilling activities and effectively communicate with all drillers (Lubambe and contractors).
  • Conduct rig checks for safety, adherence to safe working standards.
  • Monitor all geological drilling costs.
  • Effective communication and planning with Survey department on collar surveys, camera surveys and collar stake out.
  • Geological logging, sampling and despatch to analytical lab of all diamond drilled core and face samples.
  • Implement and conduct QA/QC on all resulting geological samples.
  • Attend weekly production meeting to address issues delaying diamond drilling and highlight risks to business plan.
  • Calculate, tabulate and document the drilling accuracy and compliance report.
  • Manage yearly update to the JORC Resource.
  • Create and maintain local geological grade models.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • A University Degree in Geology obtained from a recognised institution
  • Member of the EIZ & GSZ or any other recognized geological professional body
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience – underground mining geology- A must
  • A knowledge of 3D geological/mine planning software preferably Datamine, Deswik and Surpac.
  • A good knowledge of Microsoft word packages like word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Working with minimum supervision.
  • Should be of a sober character

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 Tuesday 22nd December, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.