Geotechnical Engineer (Short Term) job at Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC)

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Vacancy title:
Geotechnical Engineer (Short Term)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Mining , Category: Science & Engineering ]

Jobs at:

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC)

Deadline of this Job:
18 December 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Geotechnical Engineer (Short Term)

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the Northwestern 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 Geotechnical Engineer (Short Term)

Role Summary
Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will provide support with regards to Geotechnical Logging of geology and geotechnical exploration holes.

• Carry out lithological and structural logging of geological and geotechnical exploration holes on the drilling site or in the core shed.
• Ensure the core is properly secured and transported to the core shed for storage ore further processing
• Carry out point load testing on some selected core pieces as directed by the Senior Geotechnical Engineer.
• Ensure that core samples for rock strength testing are selected and well parked in readiness for shipping to the Labs for testing.
• Ensure the logging data is accurately entered into the database
• Continually improve their geotechnical skills by way of working through the geotechnical skills matrix and seeking guidance and mentorship from the Geotechnical Coordinator

Experience & Qualifications
• Grade 12 Certificate.
• BSc in Mining /Geology/Geotechnical engineering.
• Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia.
• Experience with geology/geotechnical logging.
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels.
• Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
• Holder of a valid Driver’s license.
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply. Lumwana Mine does not solicit for payment of any funds towards the recruitment process.
‘Be Aware of Fraudsters’
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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