Heavy Duty – Mechanic

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 experienced and qualified individuals to be considered for the position of a Heavy Duty- Mechanic.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor – Shovels, you will be responsible for the establishment of preventative and responsive maintenance within the maintenance area, to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost effective manner while ensuring compliance with relevant procedures, polices, legal requirements and consistent monitoring of systems and processes to achieve optimal shovel maintenance and productivity. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:


  • Inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions and diagnose to determine extent of repair required.
  • Monitor the compliance with the requirements of Maintenance trades on electrical & hydraulic
  • Maintain records of equipment repaired along with time spent on such equipment.
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components, or systems, using appropriate tools.
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment.
  • Maintain a schedule for planned maintenance on all equipment providing for lubrication, replacement of parts.
  • Achievement of maintenance targets in the most cost-effective manner within budgets.
  • Transfer of technical knowledge to the position and to the team members.
  • Participate in development of personal training strategies and undertake appropriate training modules.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Advanced Certificate in Heavy Equipment Repair or Equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • 5 years relevant work experience preferably in the mining industry
  • Thorough knowledge of the construction, design, assembly, and maintenance of a wide variety of special purpose heavy equipment.
  • Experience in troubleshooting hydraulic and electronic systems.
  • Ability to keep records of repairs, time and parts used for the servicing of heavy, special purpose automotive equipment, and to make related reports.
  • Member of The Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ & ERB)
  • Good communication skills, self-motivated and innovative

Method of Application

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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