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Short Term Planning Engineer

Barrack Lumwana Mining Company Ltd (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Short.

Term Planning Engineer

Role Summary

Reporting to the Short Term Planning Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing mine planning support to mining operations and the mentoring of graduate mining engineers.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for completing in time and within established framework the following; daily plans and schedules, weekly plans and schedules, detailed pit, dumps, road, drill and blast and other designs appropriate to allow for mining activities.
  • Ensure the dig plan is produced for Operations handover meeting with sufficient detail and clarity
  • Ensure production geology has sufficient information to produce ore crusher feed plan schedules
  • Conduct weekly and monthly dump audits
  • Be able to develop/update truck model for daily, weekly and monthly plans
  • Conduct pit tours, pre-commitment and commitment meetings for weekly planning requirements
  • Optimise mining operations within their limitations and ability.
  • Monitor actual and design pits to ensure achievement of geotechnical design criteria.
  • Ensure that the mine planning group are providing the required level of service to mine operations and projects in the field.
  • Ensure that environmental policies and strategies are incorporated into mining plans.
  • Provide support to other mine planning disciplines when required

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

  • Degree in Mining Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years’ mining engineering experience
  • Experience in large multi pit operations utilising large scale mining equipment ie drill rigs and blasting experience essential.
  • Experience in mine planning, production, design and Drill & Blast Engineering
  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
  • Prior use or an understanding of mine design software preferably Vulcan & Deswik
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100 metric tonnes of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa.
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