Planning and Reliability Superintendent at Barrick October, 2020


Planning and Reliability Superintendent

Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia.

Reporting to: Maintenance Manager

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western 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 an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Planning and Reliability Superintendent.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, your duties will include but are not limited to the following:


  • Develop whole of life equipment strategies that utilize Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) processes that meet legislative, Original Equipment Maintenance (OEM) and Company requirements
  • Develop critical, insurance and min / max spares requirements and repair specifications
  • Develop life cycle costs models for critical assets that optimise costs and which identify repair v replacement decisions
  • Undertake reliability improvement programs that include defect elimination, equipment condition risk and contingency planning, Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) compliance of work executed
  • Develop short, medium and long-term integrated maintenance schedules of work that optimizes equipment downtime, resources, costs, and, which reduces long term equipment integrity risk
  • Develop fully planned work scopes for future planned work schedules
  • Develop and update master data into the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for new and existing equipment
  • Develop cost forecasts and budgets in conjunction with Execution teams
  • Deploy Management of Change processes for any plant and equipment change

Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Industrial Engineering
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia
  • Hold a valid Zambian driver’s licence
  • Minimum of 15 years mining experience with demonstrated experience in large multi pit operations maintaining large-scale heavy mobile equipment, or, crushing and grinding circuits to Original Equipment Maintenance OEM requirements
  • Demonstrated competency in equipment strategy development using Root Cause Analysis (RCM) methods, life cycle costing, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), long term planning, shutdown management, budget development and cost forecasting
  • Demonstrated competency in condition monitoring techniques and data interpretation
  • Demonstrated understanding and compliance with mining regulations
  • Has strong proficiency in the use of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) (e.g. Pronto), MS Office products (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint) and medium level competency in budgeting tools (e.g. Xeras)

Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply

If you meet the requirements, submit your online application by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’.

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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