Survey Technician

Lumwana, Zambia, Full Time -

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the Northwestern region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for a qualified individual to be considered for the position Survey Technician.
Role Summary
Reporting to the Senior Mine – Surveyor, you will be responsible for assisting the Mine Surveyor on the Lumwana Mining and Exploration leases to perform monthly measurements to LMC code of practice standards, and ensuring all duties are carried out in a safe, efficient, cost-effective manner. The Survey Technician will be required to perform duties which will include, but not limited to the following:
To assist the Mine Surveyor to carry out stockpile surveys on a regular basis to enable accurate stockpile volumes to be calculated at the end of each month for reconciliation and ore stocks calculations.
Set out pit and mining limits, batter pegs and carry out any other surveys to provide information to technical and production personnel for evaluation of excavation and placement versus design parameters.
Set out and Survey of all Grade control drill holes, ripline, face sampling and exploration drill holes as required.
Maintenance of surveying equipment to required standards.
Daily interaction with all survey personnel and other departments on an as required basis.
Act in the position of Mine Surveyor as required.
Actively participate in training of junior staff in the methods, techniques and procedures of surveying and all affiliated mining requirements.
To be pro-active in all aspects of operational safety and encourage teamwork within the department.
Experience & Qualifications
Full Grade Twelve Certificate.
A minimum 2 years post qualification industrial experience of which at least 1 year were in an Open Cut mine (preferably copper) as a survey Technician.
Able to show initiative, professional integrity and personnel management skills.
Able to use Total station, data recorder, DGPS, Automatic or digital level and any other survey equipment prescribed with minimum supervision.
Ability to show initiative and have good interpersonal skills.
A valid driver’s license will be an added advantage.
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.
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