Ventilation Officer

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 later sold to smelters on the Copperbelt.

The mine currently employs 1, 125 direct employees, a further 800 contractors. It places the highest priority on safety and is currently the safest mine in Zambia 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:

VENTILATION OFFICER (X1)

This position reports to the Ventilation Engineer

Core purpose of the position

Plan and ensure implementation of long- and short-term efficient ventilation system at the mine to forestall safe environmental conditions in working places

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

  • Provide adequate ventilation to places where persons are travelling and working above the minimum prescribed and negotiate best prices as appropriate.
  • Carry out systematic sampling and auditing of ventilation systems to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct all vent surveys professionally so as to ensure good environmental conditions
  • Compile data from routine surveys for future planning purposes
  • Advise officials on requirements of industrial and mine ventilation standards
  • Prepares routine reports and prepares monthly and quarterly reports
  • Liaise with Planners and Mine Officials on daily basis to keep up with the development in the sections and accompanies them as and when required
  • Issue recommendations and deviation reports to operating officials to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct costing and time analyses related to ventilation initiatives.
  • Oversee the monitoring and maintenance of all air ventilation installations.
  • To make available ventilation fans and accessories to facilitate the ventilation of development ends based on the plan
  • Ensure adherence to mining regulations part 9.
  • Ensures both air quality and quantity meet and/or exceeds regulatory requirements to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all mine production employees.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced/Diploma/Degree Mine Ventilation (Engineering)
  • Must be a member EIZ and ERB
  • Proficient use of VentSim computer software will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years ventilation engineering experience in an underground mine- A must
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Stress and time management skills
  • Superior technical and analytical skills with strong exposure to MS Office

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 24th November 2020  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.