Hydrology Technician

Lumwana Mining Company

Lumwana Mining Company seeks to recruit a highly committed employee for the position of Hydrology Technician to join the versatile Mineral Resource Management team.

Reporting to the Hydrogeology Coordinator, you will be is responsible for management of dewatering boreholes, piezometers, and other hydrological infrastructure on the Mine. He / she is also responsible for collection of Hydrological monitoring data.  Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

Carry out all work in compliance to relevant procedures and Zambian regulatory requirements,
Supervise the drilling of dewatering boreholes and installation of dewatering pumps in the boreholes
Ensure all boreholes are inspected and operational on the daily basis.
Replacing faulty or operational boreholes.
Collection and communication of pumping rates and pumping volumes from the boreholes.
Supervise the drilling and installation of piezometers for pore pressure monitoring.
Data collections from vibrating wire piezometers and standpipe piezometers
Supervise hydrological drilling, and installation of monitoring equipment with an emphasis on a high level of safety and quality.
Collection of ground water monitoring data from piezometers
Assist the hydrology coordinator with dam audits and pit inspection
Maintenance of pore pressure monitoring instrumentation
Continually improve their hydrological skills by way of working through the Hydrological technician skills matrix and seeking guidance and mentorship from the Hydrogeology Coordinator

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

Full Grade Twelve School Certificate
Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the open pit working with dewatering boreholes.
Experience in geotechnical lab works will be added advantage
Holder of a valid Zambian Drivers Licence
Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination.
Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in Zambia.
Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas


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