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Engineer - Production Control System (PCS)

Job no: 497645
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Sepon Mine

Engineer – Production Control System (PCS)

Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) operates the Sepon Gold and Copper Operations located in Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR.  Since the commencement of operations in 2003, Sepon has produced over 900,000 tonnes of Copper and over 1.2 million ounces of Gold.  In 2017 Sepon produced 63,000 tonnes of Copper Cathode and is expected to produce 70,000 to 80,000 tonnes in 2018.  

With a recent change in ownership, an exciting opportunity has been created for Engineer – Production Control System (PCS) who will report directly to the Superintendent - Mining Support & Operation. This role is open for Lao Nationals and will be based at Sepon Mine. 

The role and Accountabilities

Monitoring & management systems

  • Monitor the systems in the MCR (including GPS, geotechnical, speed, cameras technologies) to improve production through identification of opportunities to reduces process losses
  • Assign and prioritise mining equipment considering operational priorities and conditions throughout each shift (hour by hour)

Data collection, management & reporting

  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of all captured data within the mining operation
  • Prepare KPIs (fleets and production) reports to provide the best possible information to Mine Supervisors and Superintendents
  • Analyse mining data periodically to identify improvement opportunities and work with the Improvement Engineer on implementing solutions
  • Accountable for the End of Month reporting process

Other activities

  • Assist Mine Supervisors with people management (attendance control, shift line-up)
  • Support the Improvement Superintendent and Mining Manager in other activities as they may require

Criteria of Selection

  • A tertiary qualification in Mining or Civil Engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years working experience in open pit operations or similar earthwork activities as Engineer/Supervisor and with SQL databases is desirable
  • Ability to analyse data with high levels of accuracy and integrity
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point)
  • Excellent communication skills (Lao and English)
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Pay attention to details of assigning tasks

An attractive salary package including a performance based incentive and other benefits is on offer for this role. This is a great career opportunity for someone who is dedicated and enthusiastic with the attitude to succeed and commitment for development in a company that prides itself on continuous improvement.

To express your interest in the role, please submit your application online via http://careers.mmg.com/caw/en/job/497645/engineer-production-control-system-pcs.  The closing date for this application is 20 Sept 2018

Vientiane Office, Ban Phonsinuan, P.O. Box 4486, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Tel:  +856 41267039, +856 41267166, +85641267029 or +85621268266

Advertised: SE Asia Standard Time
Applications close: SE Asia Standard Time


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