Coordinator – Planning

Barrick Gold Corporation

About the job

Job Description


Lumwana Mining Company Seeks To Recruit a Highly Committed Employee For The Position Of Coordinator – Planning To Join The Versatile Maintenance Team. We Are In Search Of An Individual Who Can Champion Barrick’s DNA By

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable
  • Committing to Zero Harm
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships


Reporting to the Superintendent – Planning, you will be responsible for supporting the operations in maximising the availability of the assets through robust maintenance planning by undertaking equipment strategy development, life cycle cost analysis and reliability improvement:

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop life cycle cost models for critical assets and critical fleet types that optimise life cycle costs.
  • Assist the Management – in a support role with regards the management of planned process maintenance and scheduling of services.
  • Work with other coordinators and supervisor to achieve production and cost targets in conjunction with the daily, weekly and monthly mining plans that correspond with the annual production target.
  • Cascade plan and objectives through the team to ensure all activities are focused on agreed outcomes and reflected in the short-term mine plans.
  • Review capital requirements prepared by direct reports and submitted for approval.
  • Review functional expenditure monthly and ensure all variances to budget are investigated and explained.
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.
  • Coordinate compilation of the annual functional budget.
  • Review and monitor all safety, service level and financial performance indicators for the function and initiate corrective action where necessary.
  • Deliver reports to the Supervisor on agreed performance indicators and to agreed standards and schedule.
  • Develop detailed scopes of work for future planned work schedules that improves resource effectiveness and reduces risk by incorporating work instructions and quality assurance / compliance requirements.
  • Develop short-term and long-term integrated maintenance schedules of work that optimizes equipment downtime and resource utilization.
  • Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness.
  • Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures, and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Become actively involved in Barrick’s aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local people. Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following essential requirements:

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Diploma or better in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Industrial Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years mining experience on the mobile fleet.
  • Demonstrated understanding of work management and shutdown process.
  • Prior experience in supervising a team more than ten people.
  • Competent in CMMS system, prior experience with SAP will be an added advantage.
  • Holder of a valid driver’s License.
  • Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with industry colleagues.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organisation

Applicants that meet the above stated requirements are invited to submit their CVs to the Job Portal link:

Barrick has a strong commitment to environmental, health and safety management.

Barrick offers employment opportunities to both qualified women and men.

Women who meet the above qualification are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 20 th June 2024. If you are not contacted by HR department within 30 days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

‘Be Aware of Fraudsters’

Lumwana Mine does not solicit for payment of any funds towards the recruitment process.

About Us

Our mission is to be the world’s most valued gold and copper mining business. We are committed to partnering with our host countries and communities to transform their natural resources into tangible benefits and mutual prosperity.

With operating mines and projects in 18 countries, Barrick’s highly diversified workforce is drawn almost entirely from our host nations and equipped with world-class skills. We set the gold standard in sustainability by embedding environmental, social and economic considerations into all of our business decisions.

The company’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GOLD and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ABX. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn .


The Lumwana copper mine is a conventional open pit (truck and shovel) operation. It’s located about 100 kilometers west of Solwezi in Zambia’s Copperbelt — one of the most prospective copper regions in the world. Lumwana ore, which is predominantly sulfide, is treated through a conventional sulfide flotation plant, producing copper concentrate.

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