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Apply now Requisition Number: 501936
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Administration, Mine Geology, Mining, Operations / General Management, Projects, Services

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maximising equipment availability through effective maintenance schedules and equipment relocation plans
  • Managing data collection and information gathering to more effectively provide for planned maintenance activities in future.
  • Maintaining of work orders and work requests and compiling job packs to ensure effective implication of tasks assigned
  • Planning and setting out work targets for daily work group activities in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Achieving results through prioritizing activities, monitoring the progress of assignments, and holding self-accountable for the results.
  • Motivate yourself and others in overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.
  • Planning & assisting in laying out of work on new projects.
  • Ensuring maximum equipment availability at all time.
  • A proven ability to work with other disciplines to achieve minimal disruption to plant operating times


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • A minimum of Diploma/ Degree in Mining or Engineering Field with a bias for Maintenance and or Mine planning.     

    Experience & Skills:

  • Proven experience with Pronto or equivalent maintenance management system.
  • Microsoft Suit – Excel, Project, Visio and Word
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to multi-task & work well under pressure and in a team environment 
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • High regard and commitment to safe work practices

    Behavioural Traits:

  • Participate and contribute in safe practice and environmental awareness
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices
  • Identification of potential hazards and ensuring appropriate action is taken
  • Maintain a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness
  • Raise, discuss and resolve safety issues at regular meetings

     Other Requirements:

  • Identify safety hazards and rectify/control and report to Superintendent
  • Adhere to and enforce all aspects of the company’s health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Access safety hazard reports and follow up on corrective actions.

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