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Supervisor, Mechanical - Solwezi

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Ventilation Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
Africa, Zambia
Zambia All, North Western Zambia
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
on application
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

This position calls for supervision of mechanical works to be carried out on the furnaces and associated ancilliary equipment on the Smelter plant. This will involve supervision of the mechanical fitting works - Maximising efficient and safe production at the Kansanshi Mine Plc.

· Primarily to assist with maintenance works of plant equipment in the Kansanshi smelter.

Adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health,

safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as

required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

• Assist in the implementation of the organizational structure for the section, assisting in the training

of maintenance personnel, ensuring that organizational needs are met.

• Participate in the development and review of targets for the mechanical department, helping to achieve the business objectives and manage the performance results of the resources allocated, to achieve the targets and plans in the area of his appointment.

• Manage the mechanical equipment under your control to achieve the designed performance capacity, where required schedule and execute refurbishment to restore equipment to the required operating integrity/efficiency. Proactive and practical management of the Planned maintenance program in your section

• Manage the mechanical department resources under your control in effectively assisting the Mechanical senior supervisor and the overall smelter team with maintenance of plant equipment.

• Assist in planning and execution of the resources under your control for all planned and unplanned smelter maintenance shutdowns.

• Cost effectively manage all resources placed under your control to ensure strict adherence to sound management principles for the effective and efficient execution of maintenance activities to safely achieve maximum plant availability, at the lowest practically achievable cost.

• Continuously monitor your resources for strict adherence to the relevant engineering standards and specifications and execute appropriate action/s for non-compliance.

• Through effective leadership and mentorship cultivate, nurture and foster an “enabling” and “continuous improvement” culture.

• Manage the departmental costs to achieve the maximum business benefit.

• Manage the human resources in a manner that will ensure that the business objectives are met with minimal labor turnover.

• Ensure that good work ethics is sustained by effectively managing discipline with reference to absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc. within the department.

• Regularly review career performance, helping identify potential talent- implementing the actions agreed to with the subordinates, coaching and counseling people on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous growth.


Minimum of Craft certificate with proven track record and exposure in the Smelting industry.
Previous appointment as a Supervisor with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
Must be a full paid up member of EIZ.


Previous appointment as a Supervisor in a smelting environment- with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
First hand experience in the maintenance of smelter equipment and ancillary equipment including :-
Maintenance of Punch cars and chain/belt conveyors
Exhaust/ventilation fans
Converter drives and hydraulic systems
ESP double flap valves, rapping systems and hood doors
Oscillating dampers and drag link conveyors & pneumatic conveyors
Experience in the maintenance of Gantry Overhead cranes
Planned Maintenance systems

Behavioural Traits

Bold Initiative
Thinking Safety
Technical Skill
Driving Quantity
Driving Attendance
Very good communicator with strong skills/knowledge ability
Operational Requirements

Should be able to work as a shift worker
Computer Literacy
Overtime and standby work when required
Fluency in English
Depth perception
Fitting experience
Scaffolding experience
Proactive attitude towards the planned maintenance system

Closing Date:

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