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Barrick Gold Corporation
Industry: Mining
Country: Zambia
City: Lusaka
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  • Posted: 27 June 2015

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some (...)



Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for strategies and systems to ensure optimum processing plant performance and copper recovery, to enable the business to meet its long and short term objectives. Your duties will include but not limited to the following:



Significant experience (10 years) in mineral processing, including several years in leadership roles in large copper mining operations, managing a technically and culturally-diverse team
Degree in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia or meets the requirements to be registered
Knowledge and experience in a processing operation in a developing country, demonstrating commitment to localisation plans and sensitivity to local customs and practices.
Demonstrated experience in processing operations training and competency development.
High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in Zambia.
Experience in managing department costs and budgeting
Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas
Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to communicate effectively across all levels, confident communicator with senior management, legal entities and external stakeholders


Develop the strategic operating plan and production budget for the Processing Department to enable achievement of the Life of Mine Plan. Agree the maintenance strategy for the Processing Plant. Manage and optimize the relationship between the Processing Plant, Assay Laboratory and Metallurgy. Plan the future direction of the management of the above areas and assist the General Manager in developing the overall business strategy, particularly in regard to processing. Develop the Annual Plan for the department and drive achievement of continuous improvement targets. Prepare and manage the budget for the department. Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the department. Ensure training and coaching is provided to all employees, with specific attention to implementation of defined Succession Plan. Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy. Achieve agreed environmental targets, legal compliance and incident prevention. Lead and promote the development of a culture of workforce environmental care and respect. Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner

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