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Engineer Automation Maintenance - Mozal

Maputo, MZ
Closing date
Feb 6, 2023

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Mozal SA is a benchmark for mega-projects in developing countries. Mozal's vision is to be a leading low-cost primary aluminium smelter and the employer of choice.

At Mozal, we recognise that our people are the foundation of our business and the key ingredient for our success. We are clear that to prosper, we must work through people who share our vision and our values.


Reporting to the Automation Superintendent, your responsibilities will be as follows:
  • Stimulate an environment where willing Safe Behavioural Observations are conducted;
  • Assist with the mitigation of equipment risks creating an environment of awareness to risks and threats for proactive identification and / or mitigation;
  • Mentor and train team members on the consistency and continuity of automation applications;
  • Initiate actions to optimize automation effectiveness and resource allocation during control and measurement;
  • Guidance and governance of Instrumentation projects, for specific business units through the design, implementation and monitoring of C&I systems strategies, procedures, standards and control philosophies;
  • Participate in operational systems and processes to reduce / eliminate fatalities, serious disabling injuries and lost time injuries;
  • Assist in implementation of operational systems and processes to meet environmental and Occupational regulatory standards;
  • Monitor the application of safe operation procedures and guide and coach staff on best practices;
  • Coordinate the implementation processes with adequate measuring instruments to achieve automation objectives, maximize resource utilization, optimize processes and reduce data errors;
  • Assist with the mitigation of equipment risks creating an environment of awareness to risks and threats for proactive identification and / or mitigation;
  • Mentor and train team members on the consistency and continuity of process control & instrumentation;
  • Assist in Implementation of advanced and expert control systems and measurements to effectively manage and optimize process control & instrumentation;
  • Participate in the configuration, customization and integration of process control & instrumentation systems and processes aligned business requirements and Engineering Strategy;
  • Control and monitor adequate change control procedures and processes with a holistic approach on the impact on the overall Business unit operations;
  • Ensure the correct Implementation of systems and processes to enhance data integrity throughout the various measuring points within the automation processes;
  • Participate in the facilitation and agreement of SLA's with the key stakeholders and enrol team members in the agreement process;
  • Participate in research and development interventions targeted at identifying new technological enhancements and best practices;
  • Participate in the creation of environment for continuous improvement and growth by means of continuous improvement technology and benchmarking.

  • Serious contenders will have a Degree in Electronic or Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with minimum experience of 3 to 5 years in related areas; have managed small projects; Show oral/written proficiency in the English language.

Applications must be submitted on-line via and use the reference number 6083 . Applications must include cover letter and CV (max 3 pages) with copies of certificates, identity documents, Police Clearance and written reference.

Applications close on the 06 February 2023.

Mozal, the employer of choice!


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. 

Our commodities can be found in nearly every aspect of our lives. They power our homes, start our cars, build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers and hospitals and even make our coins and jewelry.

We invest in exploration activities inside and outside of our portfolio, helping us to keep growing and diversifying. Our exploration activities are carefully selected to have a high chance of success and are spread around the world, including places we have not operated in before. 

We attract people with exceptional skills, who share our values and want to make a difference with the work they do. As part of our team, you will be brave enough to challenge yourself to be the best in what you do. We will help you stretch your capabilities, challenging you to constantly seek better ways to do things and taking advantage of every opportunity to let your career flourish.

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