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Process Controller

March 15, 2020

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Mr. Michael C Malombola NRC: 219538/65/1

*** ****** ********, ***********: Zambian

Miseshi, Marital status: Married

Kitwe, Date of birth: 29/07/1988

Zambia. Sex: Male

Cell: +260-*********/976299838/954737044 Religion: Christian Email:


I am a highly motivated, hardworking and Result oriented man with a vast experience in the mining industry versed in copper and sulphuric acid production, currently looking for a challenging position in my career or field of study. I take great pride in seeing a task through from start to finish using initiative and creative approach, and am highly willing to learn from others and integrate my ideas with great ideas which are critical to enhance development. EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2008-2012 B.Eng. Metallurgy Merit (Copperbelt University) 2004-2006 Senior Secondary School Certificate (Ndeke High School) 2002- 2003 Junior Secondary School Certificate (Ndeke High School) 1995-2001 Primary School Certificate (Miseshi Basic School) SKILLS:

Quality, process and production control

Energy management

Operations control

process improvement

Co-ordination and planning

Material balancing

Timely plant maintenance skills

Good knowledge of SCADA and DCS- SIMATIC PCS 7.

Good knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001.

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1. Jan 2019 – Date: Working for First quantum minerals ltd (Kansanshi Copper Smelter) as a Plant/Process Controller –Primary Smelting, Filter plant Materials Conveying system WHB and ESP Section.

I‘m responsible to the shift supervisor with high focus on safety for controlling, coordinating production activities in the primary section to ensure smooth process flow and target achievement.

My duties include:

Receiving of concentrate slurry from the main concentrator at a percent solids of

>65% and filtering it in the three installed larox filters at a discharge of 10- 15tones per cycle.

Ensuring 95% availability of the two running larox filters.(one on operational standby)

Ensuring smooth operations of the thickener.

Ensuring maintenance works are carried out within time on the larox filters to maintain the required levels of slurry in the holding tanks.

Conveying the filtered concentrate (25-28%cu with low insols) to the blending shed for reclaiming to the ISA furnace feed bins using two operational bridge reclaimers.

Ensuring smooth running of the WHB and ESP system

Blending of the filtered Kansanshi and sentinel concentrate by spreading.

Other duties as directed by the supervisor.

2. 2015 – 2019: working for Chambishi Copper Smelter as a Production Controller- Production and Technical.

I was Responsible to the production head with high focus on safety for planning, co- coordinating, supervising (men, materials and equipments) and controlling/ monitoring of production activities in the Smelter in order to optimise plant efficiency, minimize production delays and equipment down times.

Major areas of concern include:

ISA Smelter


PS Converters

My duties included:

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Monitoring instrumentation performance for production parameters such as temperature, pressure and flow rate so as to ensure maximum safety and efficient target achievement.

Responding to alarms and process disturbances in a timely manner

Monitoring and interpret process data via the plant process historian system (PI).

Ensuring a plant (ISA) availability of 95% and capacity utilization of 85%.

Controlling and reducing operational costs and meeting the required production-rated capacity at minimum cost.

Ensuring that blister copper, of the target quality and quantities are consistently produced through quality and production control measures.

Monitoring and improving metallurgical efficiencies of the plant.

Making scheduled plan with MSEF supervisor for matte discharge by looking at the prevailing conditions of the PS Converters, MSEF and ISA Smelter.

Ensuring that all responsible personnel’s are available during equipment down times, and making sure that maximum safety is maintained at the place of work through risk assessments and safety talks before start of shift.

Maximising on reverts treatment and reduced generation.

Efficient utilisation of converters 50T aisle cranes.

Daily presentation of production reports to the smelter team. 3. 2013 – 2015: worked as an Assistant Production Controller at Chambishi Copper Smelter, were I was responsible with high focus on safety to the Production controller for all production/process activities in the secondary smelter (PS Converters). My duties included:

Control room operations (DCS)

Report writing and presentation

Daily equipment inspection and compliance to the HSE standards.

Reported all process disturbances to the section superintendent controller.

Kept the two running PS Converter blowers readly available at all times.

Underwent various plants training program.

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Supervised a team of 25 personnel in a shift and ensured that shift, daily and monthly production targets were met by ensuring Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) and quality protocols


1. 2012 – 2013: Did a research project at Mopani Mufulira Smelter – Smelter analytical Services/PS Converters:” Evaluating and minimizing of copper losses to Converter slag before the slag is rendered as a disposable to Matte Settling Electric Furnace

(MSEF) by looking at many different parameters”, Case of Mopani converters number 2, 3, 4 and 5.Program included; sampling, preparing the samples for analysis and sample calibration in a Venus 200(x-ray).

Main objective: The main purpose was to investigate and/or evaluate the feasibility of lessening copper losses in converter slag before the slag can be rendered as disposable or waste to MSEF for copper recovery.

2. 2010: Attached to Konkola copper mines (KCM- Nkana), smelting and refining. Was familiarized with Daily, weekly and monthly anode inspection and monitoring copper scrap smelting process until casting, tank loading of copper cathodes, production of copper starter sheets, commercial copper growth inspection, Inspection and Auditing departments of KCM 3. 2007 – 2008: worked as an Operator with Konkola Copper Mine, (KCM- Nkana Smelterco) under contract at reverb number 4. Carried out furnace inspections, slag and matte tapping, clearing of slag and matte tracks for continuous production and other duties as directed by the section supervisor.


Ability to follow instructions and to give instructions where required

Responsible and punctual approach to work

Ability to work shifts.

Willing to work overtime when the need arises.

I promote and maintain team work

Good at implementing changes in operating practice

Attention to detail

Discipline and teamwork

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Liaised with co-workers to modify and improve the blowing performance of Chambishi Copper Smelter PS Converters i.e. reduced the total blowing time from 8 to 6hours in 2014.

Part of the team who contributed to the production of 20,000t of blister copper and 50,000t of sulphuric acid per month at Chambishi Copper Smelter by ensuring a smelter availability of 95% and capacity utilized of 85%.

Part of the team at First quantum minerals (Kansanshi Copper Smelter) contributing to the treatment of 115,00 dry metric tonnes of concentrate per month (average of 170 metric tonnes per hour) and keeping a plant and ISAsmelt availability at 90 and 95% respectively by ensuring a reduced lost times during operations. AFFILIATIONS

Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia


I like to spend the time with my friends and family.

Listening to music as well as travelling.

I also spend my free time reading scientific materials and mining journals. LANGUAGES

Language Speak Understanding


English Excellent Excellent


Bemba Good Good


Nyanja Good Good Good


Microsoft Office


Share point.

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Mr. Lyama Boniface Mr. Bygen Chulu

Assistant Head of Production The Copperbelt University Chambishi Copper Smelter Senior Lecturer-pyro metallurgy P.o box 23558 Metallurgy department

Kitwe P.o box 21692 - Kitwe

Cell: +260-*********. Cell: +260-*********/979 778526. Mr. Rodgers Kayombo Mr. Malichanga Davies

Training Department Mopani Copper Mines Plc.

KCM, P.O Box 40499

P.O Box 2000 Mufulira

Cell: +260-********* Cell: +260-*********

Mr Kelly Simwawa

Supervisor- Primary Smelting

FQM (Kansanshi Copper smelter)


Cell: +260***-******.

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