Assistant Process Manager

Mabiza Resources Limited

Mabiza Resources Limited (“Mabiza”) operates the Munali Nickel Mine (“Munali”), which is located in Mazabuka District, 80kms south of Lusaka, Zambia. Mabiza is a wholly-owned entity of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd. Munali is currently on care and maintenance but consists of an underground mining operation, a mill, and a conventional Nickel Sulphide floatation Concentrator. Mabiza is seeking the services of an experienced and qualified individual to take up the position of:

Role: Assistant Process Manager

Reporting:  Process Plant Manager

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of mine rescue in the order of their importance are:

  • The role is responsible for the operations of the processing plant.
  • The role is responsible for the development and implementation of all operating procedures and training of the production team.
Planning/ Production
  • Managing each of the individual process areas (i.e. Crushing, DMS, Grinding, Flotation, Dewatering, Concentrate Handling) to achieve required production levels, quality, and efficiencies.
  • Managing operational personnel including the planning, scheduling, and sourcing of skills.
  • Daily monitoring of the process and managing strategies to minimize variations within the concentrator.
  • Providing feedback on production KPIs.
Organization and People Management
  • Managing the succession planning by assisting concentrator management in the decision-making process.
  • Developing and maintaining close working relationships with department management team members and cross-area colleagues.
  • Managing all training programs through the assistance of a Training Co-ordinator with regards to the continuous improvement requirements of MRL.
  • Developing and maintaining team plans, production safety, and operational reporting systems and process performance reporting.
 Financial, Cost & Asset Management
  • Initiate and undertake investigations to support cost improvement opportunities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the department operating and capital budgets.
  • Participate in department cost analyses and monthly production forecast.
  • Advise on the usage of reagents and other consumable items.

Identify and correct areas of operation, which have an adverse effect on the OHSE of employees.

  • Promote safety awareness of employees and contractors.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and obligations.
  • Conduct safety investigations and implementation of follow up action
  • Demonstrate an understanding/commitment to the MRL environmental policy.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry Degree
  • Ten (10) Years’ Experience and at least five (05) Years in Production and the rest in Technical Department.
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Working knowledge of a mineral processing plant.
  • Knowledge of OH&S and Environmental legislation and extensive experience in risk management and loss control.
  • Good leadership of production staff.
  • Planning and coordination.
  • Possess strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Conflict-resolution.
  • Good at interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Decision-Making abilities.
  • Ability to draw up strategic plans.

MRL offers equal employment opportunities. If you are ready to take up this opportunity, e-mail or post your CV with a full application letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please apply to:

The Human Resources Business Partner

Mabiza Resources Limited

P.O. 50799


Or email your application and C.V. to [email protected]

Closing Date: 7th March 2021

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