Material Technician || Glenrise

Local Mining Organisation

DUE: 02 FEB 2024


We are seeking a dedicated Materials Technician to join our mining operation’s civil engineering laboratory team. The successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to conducting critical materials testing on soils, concrete and asphalt, ensuring that the materials meet stringent quality standards. The role requires hands-on experience in a mining environment, particularly in materials testing.

Key Responsibilities:

• Performing a variety of laboratory tests on materials used in mining operations, including soil, concrete and asphalt.
• Ensuring adherence to established testing procedures and industry standards, with a focus on accuracy and precision.
• Analyzing test results and preparing comprehensive reports detailing findings.
• Providing accurate and timely information to aid in decision-making processes related to material quality.
• Implementing and maintaining rigorous quality control measures during materials testing.
• Identifying and addressing any deviations from standards promptly, collaborating with operational teams for corrective actions.
• Ensuring the proper calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment, especially those used in soils, concrete, and asphalt testing.
• Troubleshooting technical issues and coordinating repairs to minimize downtime.
• Keeping abreast on relevant industry regulations and standards pertaining to materials testing in the mining sector.
• Ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Certificate in Geo-technology or equivalent.
• Degree in Civil Engineering is an added advantage.
• Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in materials testing within a mining environment.
• Professional chartership with the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE).
• Registration with the Engineering council of Zimbabwe (ECZ)and added advantage.

Skills and Competencies

• Strong knowledge of geo-technology and civil engineering principles.
• Proficiency in conducting a variety of laboratory tests.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Attention to detail and a commitment to producing accurate and reliable results.
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team and interact with cross-functional departments.


If you are a qualified and experienced Materials Technician with a background in mining civil engineering works, and you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, we invite you to apply. Join our team and contribute to maintaining the highest standards of material quality in our mining operations.
Send applications including a detailed CV, Cover letter and qualifications in PDF format to  OR visit, register and apply on not later than 2 February 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.