Drill Rig Operator

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

Kariba Minerals Limited

Kariba Minerals Limited is a mining company and has long been a reliable source of high-quality
Amethyst for major manufacturers of gemstone related products. The company is owned 100%
by ZCCM Investment Holdings. The company’s market share is estimated at over 90% of the
Amethyst originating from Zambia, and we are arguably the largest single Amethyst producer in
the world. Presently, the company exports its products mainly to international markets.
Worldwide, it is one of the oldest mines for semi-precious stones and one of the largest sources
of quality amethysts. Kariba mine is based in Mapatizya which is approximately 110km from
Kalomo in the Southern Province.

The company is therefore inviting for applications from highly motivated, result oriented, qualified
and experienced persons to fill the following vacancy:



1. Safe operation of the drills for blasting purposes according to the mine plan
2. Communicating regularly with other crew members to ensure that operations are
proceeding as planned
3. Report all safety concerns and breakdowns observed on and around the machine
4. Report all concerns observed on the drill pattern
5. Report machine breakdowns through the established reporting procedure
6. Meet drilling meterage target per shift as scheduled
7. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor/management.


1. Must have a certificate of competence to operate a surface production Drill Rig that uses down the hole or top hammer
2. Should have a basic understanding of the various components of the equipment, how they work together and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise
3. Prior exposure to HFQ45 DTH Rig, will be an added advantage
4. Multitasked Fitters are encouraged to apply as they will be a great asset to the
5. Full Grade 12 certificate


1. At least 5 years’ work experience in mining operation, preferably Open Pit and the
ability to work under minimum supervision or related field
2. Sober minded and easy adaptation to a new environment
3. A Hands-on person, Self-Starter and able to work under Pressure
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Mapatizya

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their application letter and
Curriculum Vitae to jobs@karibaminerals.com. The closing date for receipt of applications is
Friday 24 th May, 2024. Please do not send scanned copies of your educational qualifications at
this stage and clearly indicate the job applied for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: lusaka
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