Laboratory Technician

Lumwana Mining Company Limited

Laboratory Technician

Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia.

Reporting to: Medical Doctor

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Laboratory Technician


Role Summary

Reporting to the Medical Doctor, your duties will include but not limited to the following;

  • Conducting pathological laboratory procedures as required by clinic staff and occupational health clinics, specimen collection, operation and maintenance of various laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to operate a Randox PCR machine and Gene Xpert Machine.
  • Participating in external quality assessment programmes and involvement in internal quality control assurance.  
  • Managing Laboratory supplies and commodities, controlling laboratory data, documents and records.
  • Preparation of Laboratory reagents.
  • Supervise Laboratory assistants in their day-to-day work.
  • Compile monthly statistics.
  • Accountable for completion of all tasks identified in the Management Operating System (MOS) to the specified quality and timelines as assigned to this role
  • Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up-to-date job procedures for all tasks performed within the team.
Experience & Qualifications
  • Diploma in Biomedical Sciences.
  • Registered with Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • Minimum of (2) two years of post-graduate experience.
  • Demonstrated success as an effective leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • with originators if necessary, to ensure requirements are adequately described and the correct specifications are obtained.

Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply 

Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.

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