Senior Production Geologist

Chililabombwe, Zambia, Full Time -

Lubambe Copper Mine is located within the Greater Konkola Area of the Zambian Copperbelt and consists of a large – scale mining license covering an area of approximately 228 square kilometres.
Completed and commissioned in 2012, Lubambe is an underground operation supported by a shaft and decline access with a 2.5 million tonne per annum capacity ore concentrator. The mine’s current depth is 500 meters producing a high-grade copper concentrate which is then treated at Zambian smelters.
The mine currently employs 1,000 direct employees and a further 1,400 contractors. It places the highest priority on safety with a world class safety system.
Supporting local communities and suppliers is a key business focus of the mine.
EMR Capital owns an 80% controlling interest in Lubambe while ZCCM-IH owns 20%.
The Mine seeks to employ an experienced and qualified individual in the following position:
This position reports to the Geology Superintendent
Core Purpose of the Position
The primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for all production geology related activities of the mine.
Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

Manage the daily, weekly and monthly production reports
Update the stopes and ore drives status on the production boards
Underground production monitoring and diamond site /drilling inspections
Planning, preparation of diamond drill plans and drilling layouts
Ensure diamond drilling and logging of completed drill holes are conducted safely
Ensure QA-QC protocols, drill core property tests such as specific gravity (SG and ore mineralogy) are done for all competed drill holes
Detailed lithological logging
Supervise diamond drilling contractor services, reports and invoices

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Mineral Science (Geology) or equivalent
Member of Geoscience professional body
Five years experience in an Underground Mining Operation
Good Knowledge in database management such as acquire and any other database formats
Knowledge of underground diamond drilling techniques, internal borehole surveys, core recoveries and RQD measurements
Robust Excel analytical skills for daily, weekly and monthly production data
Practical experience in use of application software such as Datamine, Surpac, Vulcan, Micromine etc.

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format to [email protected] Please indicate the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 12th April, 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.