Superintendent, Production

  • Full Time
  • Solwezi, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: -


Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and Programming
  • Client Relations and Scope Change Management
  • Managing Risks
  • Meet production targets in accordance with the key performance indicators
  • People Management and Leadership
  • Relationships


  • Plans production to meet monthly plan and goals and targets that are given
  • Schedules that there will be sufficient manpower and machines available to meet the plan
  • Liaises with plant department to set up a service schedule for all plant units on a weekly basis
  • Liaises with the Drill and Blast Superintendent the program for the month to ensure sufficient sites and loadable material is available so as not to cause bottlenecks and delays
  • Plans the optimum haulage parameters and ensures new haul roads are developed on time
  • Places excavators and haul teams for optimal efficiency and project executions
  • Works variation orders, scope changes and day works from the client into the weekly program so as to cause minimum disruption to efficient operations
  • Dynamically re-plan to minimize the effect of breakdowns
  • Hold daily meetings with Plant Manager, SHEQ Manager, and Senior Supervisory staff to ensure optimal co-ordination and clear communication

Client Relations and Scope Change Management:

People Management and Leadership:

  • Provides clear direction to the production staff and clarifies their roles and goals of direct reports
  • Ensures that direct reports have the necessary skills, knowledge and competency to fulfil their roles and meet the goals
  • Personally uses and ensures that the Performance Management System is fully utilized by all leaders

Meet production targets in accordance with the key performance indicators:

  • Clearly understands the contract parameters and how they affect production
  • Clearly understands the methods and practices to be used on this operation
  • Sets weekly and daily goals and targets to ensure that each phase of production meets its targets


  • Has constructive relationships with all stakeholders to the project
  • Manages the image of FQMO and ensures it is enhanced in the mind of the stakeholder
  • Relationships with the client and professional team lead to “on work”, referrals and invitations to tender or negotiate
  • There are no unresolved issues
  • Cooperative transactions experienced with sub-contractors, suppliers, public and community


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Degree in Mining Engineering/Mineral Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution. A Master’s Degree in a similar field would be an added advantage
  • Blasting License
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • 10 years working Experience in a similar role in an Open pit Mine of which five years’ should be in the area of Mine Planning.
  • Technical knowledge in mineral reserve estimation and reconciliation methodologies and excellent knowledge in geotechnical principles.
  • Proficiency in Technical Services and cost management and productivity enhancement
  • Should be conversant with heavy equipment earth moving applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A team Player and have the ability to work under intense pressure
  • Proficiency in the preparation of operating and capital budgets
  • Excellent skill in job analysis and report writing
  • Strong desire to be a part of a start-up/high growth company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fast-paced, results-oriented culture

A full detailed JD is available upon request.