Technical Advisor, Mining Technology

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Job description:

Job Purpose

To provide Technical support in the Administration, installation and repairs of all mining systems on site to an agreed acceptable level of performance at the lowest sustainable cost.  The Technical Advisor will supervise and make sure all Mining Technologies are in good working order by following accepted industrial specifications.

Responsibilities ,

  • Provide Technical guidance and expertise to the maintenance personnel and provide opportunities for continuous improvement;
  • Address Technical issues on the Equipment and carry daily inspections to a high standard to ensure defects are identified prior to failure;
  • Provide the resources and estimates needed to plan and schedule the defects into Pronto and make sure they are executed prior to failure;
  • Assist in the on-going development and compliance of the departmental, particularly in his/her area of influence, as well as company objectives and strategic plans;
  • Assist in the implementation and on-going use of Pronto Plant Maintenance to maximize accurate costing at the work order level; and
  • Provide mentoring and coaching support to the Supervisors to ensure they understand shift priorities and can direct the team as needed.
  • Ability to use Root- cause analysis tools in investigating breakdowns and sub-standard performance of equipment.
  • Actively participate in all section activities which include toolbox meetings and shift handover communication to promote excellence in communications.
  • Provide technical advice for existing equipment and Development projects.
  • To assist in the implementation of the safety system and procedures required by the Zambian mines regulations and Act.
  • Responsible for the administration, repair and Optimization of the Mine’s Private Radio Network.
  • Oversee management of all Radio repeater stations on site – as well as installation, programming and repairing of all user equipment on site.
  • Administration, repair and Optimization of the Mine’s Pit Rajant Mesh Network
  • Ensure that all Repair and Installation of WENCO fleet management system on all Mining Hauling Machines are done on time.
  • Responsible for administration, installation and repair of Driver Safety System (DSS) on all Mining hauling machines.
  • Responsible for administration and repair of Avigilon CCTV systems around the Mine Site.
  • In charge of repair and installation of Brigade systems on all Mining haul trucks.
  • Supervise personnel under the Mining Technology Section.
  • Developing SOP’s for the section.


  • Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12) School Certificate
  • Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering/ Computer Science/ ICT or Equivalent.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in a similar role
  • Must have vast experience dealing with Mining Technologies in the mining industry.
  • Must have extensive supervision experience.

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