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Zambia Sugar Plc. is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd Group and is the leading sugar producer in Zambia.  Its main activities are the growing of sugar cane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products.

The Company invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of Fireman in the Estate Support Department:

The position reports to the SHERQ Officer – Fire and Emergency Response


  • To take charge of the shift fire team and ensure they are available in case of Emergency.
  • Conduct a Shift roll call of fire team members on shift.
  • Inspect and record all emergency equipment at the fire center and on the register and in the OB book.
  • To lead other team members to fight fire whenever called upon.
  • To keep an up-to-date inventory of all fire equipment.
  • Conduct daily inspections of fire equipment in all fire points to ensure they are available for use whenever required.
  • Arrange for replacement of any fire equipment that is defective or not in place.
  • To test the fire pumps every shift and report any defects to the relevant maintenance personnel.
  • To test fire hoses once a quarter in order to identify any defects that maybe in them and repair any such defects that are repairable then report defects that cannot be repaired to the SHERQ Officer – Fire and Emergency Response.
  • Record any defects on fire equipment and report to the SHERQ Office – Fire and Emergency Response.
  • Supervise the quarterly servicing of fire equipment by the external contractor.
  • Conduct fire equipment demonstrations periodically.
  • To attend all trainings with the aim of familiarizing oneself with the most efficient methods of combating fires with the highest probability of occurrence on the premises.
  • To work and practice with the other team members to obtain the highest state of preparedness.
  • Conduct fire equipment demonstrations periodically.
  • Conduct inspections of hot work areas before and after the hot work is done in order to ensure the work is safely done.
  • To Inspect work areas daily in order to identify fire hazards and advise section officials on measures of preventing any fire.
  • To carry out inspection for the confined space permit and sign on and off.
  • To record any unsafe acts and conditions noticed during the daily patrols of the work areas and report to the section officials and the SHERQ Officer – Fire & Emergency Response.


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • 2 years’ experience in dedicated Fire and Emergency Role.
  • Basic Fire Fighting certificate from a nationally recognised training institution.
  • Knowledge in safety management is an added advantage.

Should you be interested in applying for the role, please submit your detailed CV, copies of relevant qualifications, relevant professional accreditation, registrations and ID/Passport for the attention of the HR Business Partner to [email protected] clearly stating the role applied for in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 March 2023.

Applicants may be required to complete pre-employment checks (qualification, credit, security, background, and medical assessments) as part of the recruitment process where applicable.

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