Junior Engineer, Mechanical

Solwezi, Zambia, Full Time Closes: August 12, 2022

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Job description:
Job title: Junior Mechanical Engineer
Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc.
Department: Smelter Engineering
Section: Continuous Improvement Section
Position reports to: Senior Supervisor-Condition Monitoring and NDT
Grade: Grade 14
Direct reports:  N/A
To assist in managing the daily maintenance and planned shut down activities in the different Mechanical Sections at the Smelter.
This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.
The position covers the following and other areas as may be instructed by the line Manager

Filter Plant and Materials Handling Plant
Primary Smelting Plant
Secondary Smelting Plant
Acid Plant
Oxygen Plant and Utilities
Continuous Improvement (Structural fabrication, piping and installation, Civil Construction, Condition Monitoring, Maintenance Planning and Heavy Mobile Equipment Maintenance)

Key responsibilities:

Assist the Senior Supervisors to inspect Plant installations and implement predictive maintenance programs and improvements
Review and develop new PM tasks and standard operating procedures
Assist in conducting job specific risk assessments
Assist in Root Cause Failure Analysis on equipment across the Plant to eliminate repetition of the same in future for continuous optimization of company assets.
Help prepare operating plans, budgets and capital expenditure proposals to maintain and improve operations of the plant.
Conduct daily or regular inspection of the plant to gather fresh information as basis in creating optimized work schedules
Identify and recommend on-the-job training for artisans and assistants’ upskilling

Kansanshi Mining Plc

Assist with design reviews for Projects
Assist with lubrication management programs
May perform other tasks as directed by the line manager.

Key attributes:

Sound knowledge of safety in the work place including 5s application
Practical knowledge on lubrication management
Practical experience in maintenance and diagnostics on pumps, gearboxes, fans, blowers, agitators, cooling towers, and turbomachinery
Knowledgeable on the different maintenance strategies applicable
Practical knowledge on Root Cause Analysis
Able to use MS project for shutdown work planning
Technical report writting
Able to use computerized maintenance management systems such as Pronto
Knowledgeable on condition monitoring technologies
Equipment maintenance troubleshooting
Knowledge on high pressure piping and pressure vessels including applicable codes of practice
Knowledge on statutory compliance requirements on pressure vessels, boilers and girder cranes
Knowledgeable on material selection for different industrial applications
Able to interpret and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Able to interpret engineering drawings


Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia.
1 – 2 years experience in a Mining set up or a similar large engineering or multi-disciplinary project environment.


Bold Initiative
Driven – Quantity & Quality
THINK Levels Compliance
Driving Attendance


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Able to read, write and communicate in English.
Physically fit and able to work at heights and in confined spaces.
Hard working and self-driven
Prepared to work occasionally in noisy and dusty/gaseous environments
Team player
Demonstrate quality workmanship consistently
Ability to complete work on schedule
Disciplined and respectful towards others
Prepared to work long hours when necessary- Overtime and call out work may be required.
Capable of working in a fast-paced, enthusiastic production orientated environment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Commitment to achieving Engineering excellence.
Ability to apply technical knowledge to various practical problems.
A desire to learn and continually develop.

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