Artisan Rigger/Ropeman at Mopani Copper Mines Plc

Mopani Copper Mines Plc


Mopani Copper Mines PLC has operations in Mufulira and Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province in Zambia. The Company’s Success has been as a result of its Focused approach to improvement and the mutually beneficial relationships enjoyed with stakeholders-an important sector of which is its employees.

The Company Seeks the Services of an Artisan Rigger/Ropeman x1

Job Purpose

The Responsibilities of this role will include but not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining lifting gear as well as rigging equipment and accessories for Shaft works.
  • Utilising material parts and labour available to ensure completion of work within acceptable standards and costs.
  • Ensuring equipment and tools used at work site are left clean, tidy, and tools stored in their proper places.
  • Ensuring safe dismounting and storage of lifting equipment after use.
  • Ensuring total completion of documents related to job execution for onward transmission to Shaft Foreman and the planning office.
  • Attaching loads to rigging gear to support or prepare them for moving, using hands and power tools.
  • Attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, and pole beams using bolts and clamps.
  • Giving appropriate rigging signals to crew members engaged in shaft repairs from the platform.
  • Selecting appropriate rigging gear such as pulleys, slings and winches according to the load, weights and size.
  • The rigging gear and equipment to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Work to the relevant standards of safety, to reduce accidents and losses due to poor workman ship.

To be considered for this position, the candidate should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent.
  • Minimum Craft Certificate in Rigging from a recognized Institution.
  • Valid Membership of EIZ/ ERB.
  • Holder of a valid first aid certificate.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.

The successful candidate must be result oriented and have the ability to work with own initiative, ability to understand scope of work, paying particular attention to Company policies and corporate objectives.

Mopani is committed to establishing a winning team and a copper and cobalt business it can be proud of. The Company operates an employment policy of meritocracy, aiming to employ the right people with the right skill, irrespective of race, gender or creed.

Applicants who are interested, suitably qualified, and experienced should submit their application no later than 26 June 2024. The application should include contact phone numbers, a detailed curriculum vitae (limited to three pages or less) and contact information for three referees who can be contacted. Additionally, certified copies of all credentials should be provided.

Female applicants that meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. Full confidentiality guaranteed. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be responded to.

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