Mechanical Engineer

Expired on: Dec 4, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sepon Mine
Closing date: 04 December 2022

Chifeng Gold’s Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) operates the Sepon Gold and Copper Operation, located in Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. Since operations commenced in 2003, LXML Sepon has produced over 1.1 million tonnes of copper cathode and over 1.5 million ounces of gold doré. In 2021, Sepon produced 5,341 tonnes of copper and 192,988 ounces of gold doré. Sepon projects a production of over 223,000 ounces of gold doré in 2022.

LXML is now positioning itself for future growth. With the transition from a copper-focused operation to a gold-focused operation completed in 2020 and with a number of other feasibility studies, a ramp up in exploration and with merger and acquisition activity underway, the future for LXML and the Sepon operation is unlimited in potential and opportunity.

In support of this growth, we are looking for Mechanical Engineer  to join our team to deliver on our growth plans, and be a part of this exciting future.

Reporting to Asset Reliability Superintendent, the Mechanical Engineer will support all areas of Mechanical Maintenance Engineering of the Process Plant (i.e. mills, crushers, pipelines, POX, Oxygen plant, etc.). The role will develop and maintain equipement strategies, engineering systems, standards, and processes for short and long-term mechanical maintenance work in compliance with the Process Plant regulatory and statutory requirements. In addition, the Mechanical Engineer will train and assess competencies of Mechanical Maintenance personnel.

Key Accountabilities or Activities

  • Development of equipment maintenance strategies and Predictive Maintenance (PM) programs
  • Coordinate and support engineering and maintenance process in the process plant
  • Develop and implement improvements of existing Condition Based Monitoring programs (Infrared Thermography, Ultrasound inspections etc.)
  • Develop and implement mechanical maintenance programs and standards to ensure the safe functioning of equipment
  • Oversee the acquisition and replacement of mechanical equipment in conjunction with maintenance / engineering / projects according to the regulatory and internal standards of LXML and ensure the update of mechanical drawings
  • Prepare technical specification for major equipment, plant modifications and new projects
  • Ensure proper drawing library is established and maintained
  • Supervise the work of mechanical supervisors, engineers and a team of technicians when required

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

 Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer in Plant or Processing Maintenance
  • Good time management, prioritization, planning/scheduling, and reporting skills
  • Well-developed English oral, written communications and report writing skills
  • Pronto, MS Office Suite and MS Project

An attractive salary packages, including a performance-based incentives and other benefits are on offer for this role.  This is a great opportunity to join an exisiting world class mining operation and contribute towards the ongoing development of the biggest and best mining company in the Lao PDR.


Phonsinuan Village, P.O. Box 4486, Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel:  +856 21 268 200, Nalao Village, Kaisone City, Savannakhet Province Tel:  +856 41 212686, Sepon mine site Tel: +856 41 267166 & +856 41 267078

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