Technical Advisor – Shovels and Excavators

Barrick Gold Corporation

Job Description


Lumwana Mining Company Seeks To Recruit a Highly Motivated And Committed Employee For The Position Of Technical Advisor – Workshop To Join The Versatile Maintenance Team. We Are In Search Of An Individual Who Can Champion Barrick’s DNA By

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable
  • Committing to Zero Harm
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships

Reporting to the Superintendent – Shovel and Excavator, you will be responsible for assisting the maintenance department to support the maintenance department activities and oversee employee training and development. Develop and manage departmental tactical plans.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promotion of all Barrick Lumwana site safety policies and participate in implementing.
  • Preparation and execution of maintenance plans and schedules
  • Ensuring timely repair and maintenance of mine equipment
  • Provide in depth technical support and troubleshooting mentorship to the maintenance execution team.
  • Carry out quality assurance reviews of planned and breakdown maintenance activities ensuring that it is carried out to defined OEM, site, and legislative requirements.
  • Develop work procedures for the safe and quality execution of maintenance activities.
  • Develop training and assessment plans that are tracked against each person.
  • Develop and deploy improvement projects that improves work execution quality and people development.
  • Support and train employees in maintenance procedures and processes
  • Ability to interpret data for maintenance planning and scheduling, inventory management and operational decision making.
  • Contribute to the delivery of business outcomes by ensuring the development of maintenance plans and schedules to maximize operational efficiency and minimize mining equipment downtime and costs.
  • Support environmental programs and providing reports on all observed environmental incidents and non-compliances.
  • Monitor all maintenance activities to eliminate wasteful practices and meet agreed targets.

The Successful Applicant Must Have The Following Qualifications/skills

  • Full Grade Twelve Certificate or equivalent
  • Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia
  • Certificate in training and assessment (desirable but not essential)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in heavy earthmoving equipment maintenance in large multi pit operations
  • Experience working for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or dealerships in providing site product and technical support is desirable.
  • High levels of competency in the maintenance execution of Mining equipment such as PC3000, PC7000 and PC8000 Electric and Diesel Shovels and Excavators
  • High levels of competency in troubleshooting and diagnosing Electrical, Mechanical and Electronic Faults
  • High levels of competency in condition monitoring and contamination control
  • High levels of competency in programming Electrical and Electronic Modules using OEM Software’s
  • Medium levels of competency in the use of CMMS systems (e.g., SAP), MS office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Project, Power Point)
  • Demonstrated experience in improving equipment performance and developing people ability to show initiative and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a current driver’s license.
  • Strong communication skills in English language
  • A sound knowledge of cost control

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with industry colleagues.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organisation

Applicants that meet the above stated requirements are invited to submit their CVs to the Job Portal link:

Barrick has a strong commitment to environmental, health and safety management.

Barrick offers employment opportunities to both qualified women and men.

Women who meet the above qualification are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 27 th March 2024. If you are not contacted by HR department within 30 days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

‘Be Aware of Fraudsters’

Lumwana Mine does not solicit for payment of any funds towards the recruitment process.

Share this with Family and Friends