Rock Mechanics Engineer x1

Mopani Copper Mines PLC

Mopani Copper Mines PLC has operations in Mufulira and Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province in Zambia. The Company’s Success has been as a result of its Focused approach to improvement and the mutually beneficial relationships enjoyed with stakeholders-an important sector of which is its employees.

The Company Seeks the Services of Rock Mechanics Engineer x1

Job Purpose

The Responsibilities of this role will include but not limited to the following:

  • Continuous acquisition of Geotechnical data through core logging and Discontinuity surveys.
  • Carry out Geotechnical data analysis, Interpretation and designs using appropriate analytical and numerical geotechnical methods.
  • Enforce underground projects compliance to ground control management plan.
  • Conduct regular rock mechanics inspections and monitoring of projects excavations and ground support (management of ground control instrumentation that will be installed in large excavations) – rock mechanics inspections conducted 3 days in a week.
  • Conduct ground support reviews and enforce quality control on ground support and excavation mining.
  • Maintain and conduct monthly updates of the ground condition and geotechnical mine plans for project areas.
  • Drive the health, safety and environment standards/policy awareness and practice in the Department to ensure compliance.
  • Facilitate SLAM.MCOM, training.
  • Adhering to all other assignments that are given and are lawful and fair.
To be considered for this position, the candidate should meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree qualified in Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering or Geology.
  • Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia.
  • At least 2 years practical mining experience and Rocsience software or any other 3D Numerical package.
  • Must possess a non-restricted Blasting License.

The successful candidate must be result oriented and have the ability to work with own initiative, ability to understand scope of work, paying particular attention to Company policies and Corporate objectives.

Mopani is committed to establishing a winning team and a copper and cobalt business it can be proud of. The Company operates an employment policy of meritocracy, aiming to employ the right people with the right skill, irrespective of race, gender or creed.

Applicants who are interested, suitably qualified, and experienced should submit their application no later than 07 May 2024. The application should include contact phone numbers, a detailed curriculum vitae (limited to three pages or less), and contact information for three referees who can be contacted. Additionally, certified copies of all credentials should be provided.

Female applicants that meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. Full confidentiality guaranteed. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be responded to.

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