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Section Engineer – Instrumentation

Konkola Copper Mines plc KCM’s vision is to leverage minerals and human resources to enhance stakeholder value and Zambia’s pride. To support this vision KCM wants to recruit experienced and qualified individuals for the following positions:

Job Purpose

  • To supervise and develop the maintenance function to enable the department meets its production targets and formulate a plan, review and analyze preventive maintenance strategy for the equipment maintenance in order to achieve highest efficiency of the activities for reliable and safe operation.

The successful candidate will be required to carry out the following:

  • Provide technical advice during troubleshooting and corrective action of instrument breakdown of failures to find the root cause and best solution in order to restore the functionality back to normal.
  • Attend to technical query by operation personnel and provide advice/solution according to best engineering practices to address issues, which affect the operation.
  • Administer the relevant contract, its contractors and suppliers associated to the works as contract holder to ensure compliance, its contractors and suppliers associated to the works as contract holder to ensure compliance to the procedures, policies and guidelines set to support the maintenance needs.
  • Identify, study, purpose, and implement area for improvement (project) in the field of instrumentation engineering to enhance operation and improve total equipment reliability.
  • Develop the plan, scope and lead the execution of shutdown works for instrumentation to ensure completion within the specified window.
  • Forecast and prepare budget for instrument related activities i.e. maintenance, shutdown and project for consolidation into department yearly work program and Budget (WPB).
  • Supervise work execution on site, develop procedures and instruction for either maintenance shutdown or project to ensure compliance to safety, specification, standard and procedures in order to achieve highest quality of the work.
  • Supervise and groom junior instrumentation Engineers and develop them with technical knowledge, skills and competencies in order to produce potential talent for future business needs.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • University Degree in Electrical/Electronic or Instrumentation Engineering
  • Fundamental knowledge of all transducers, transmitters control valves and controllers – proportional (P), integral (I), derivative (D), PI, PD, PID.
  • SCADA maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Control systems – Distributed control system and programmable logic controllers
  • Control networks – Different network architectures, network topologies, network protocols, cyber security.
  • Basics of electronics
  • Basics of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Good knowledge of switching theory and logic design
  • All types of process Analyzers
  • Basics of micro controllers and microprocessors.
  • Self-driven and team player

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their detailed CVs, photocopies of their academic/professional qualifications and any other relevant qualifications to:

Female professionals are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
19 Oct
Email applications to
KCMcareers@kcm.co.zm
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