C.P. Engineering Limited

We are a leading engineering and manufacturing company, seeking a highly motivated and experienced Machinist to join our team in the machining shop.


Job title: Machinist x 1
Location: Kitwe
Engagement type: Full time

Job purpose
To carry out lathe and milling machine works including modifications of machining components to maintain the company’s system equipment and structures cost effectively.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews drawings, instructions, blueprints or samples to ensure accurate production
  • Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
  • Take appropriate measurements and mark material for cutting or shaping
  • Select appropriate machines (e.g. lathes, mills, ) and position or load material for a job
  • Selects appropriate machine and settings for a given task
  • Determine and program size of batches, speed of machine etc.
  • Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues.
  • Samples, drawings or instructions to review understand specifications of output
  • Check output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defect
  • Maintaining a good housekeeping in the machining shop
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Perform routine machine maintenance and repair minor damages
  • Other duties assigned by your supervisors

Academic qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 school certificate/ GCE
  • Craft certificate in Machining from a well-recognized institution.
  • Must have not less than 3 years’ work experience in engineering and manufacturing industry.
  • Must be a full paid member of Engineering Institute of Zambia

Professional Skills and Competencies

  • Proven experience as machinist
  • Experience in using and/or programming manual tools and machines (lathes, grinders etc.)
  • Experience in operating and maintaining lathe and milling machines.
  • Ability to use precision tools (e.g. calipers,) to take accurate measurements
  • Knowledge of the properties of metal and other material
  • Good at math with analytical abilities
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items


  • Applicants are requested to provide contact telephone numbers.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicants will be required to take up the appointment immediately.

If you are keen on the above position, kindly email your application to Indicate the job title in the subject line of your e-mail and use your full name and the job you are applying for as the filename of your application (e.g. Faith Kutemwa -Machinist). The application should consist of your cover letter, CV and academic qualifications in ONE SINGLE DOCUMENT. The closing date of receiving applications will be on 28th March, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

C.P. Engineering offers equal employment opportunities to qualified men and women

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