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Mechanical Superintendent -Acid Plant & Utilities - Solwezi

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

Location: Solwezi Site: Kansanshi
To manage and direct the day-to-day operations of the mechanical engineering disciplines and resources in the Acid, Oxygen, Utilities and Services Area of the Smelter Plant to maximize efficient and safe production

Key Responsibilities

Work with Senior Managers, other Superintendents, Technologists and Technicians to provide engineering services and support to operations and processing activities
Oversee many aspects of engineering with specialist teams of engineers, technicians, civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental and chemical engineering
Assign work to teams, oversee progress, solve problems, and take corrective action when required
Prepare and negotiate budgets and monitor expenditure
Prepare technical reports and briefs on equipment, safety, project progress and other matters
Lead and participate in meetings and briefings, both formal and informal
Recruit, train and develop employees, with support from HR specialists
Oversee the development of Supervisors, Artisans and Technicians, providing support, encouragement, advice and guidance
Ensure that all plant and equipment under your responsibility are maintained in a good, sound and safe condition.
Ensure to familiarise yourself with, and enforce compliance to Zambian Mining Regulation.

Minimum of a Degree/Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
Previous appointment as a Superintendent in a Smelter environment would be an advantage


Minimum of 10 Year’s work experience in a production plant environment
Minimum of 5 Years in a Supervisory capacity
Sulphuric Acid Plant experience
Oxygen Process Plant experience
Rotating equipment experience
Centrifugal pumps
Centrifugal compressors
Centrifugal blowers/fans
Water cooling systems


Innovative and enjoys working on new projects
Organized and a critical thinker
Responsible and accountable
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong computer skills, including engineering software
Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Team player, cooperative and strong interpersonal skills
Works well under pressure


Must be available for standby duties as and when required.
Critically assess major equipment operational parameters.
Forward planning to ensure operational stability

Closing Date:

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