Dump Truck Operator (Komatsu- 1500)

Apply now Requisition Number: 502312
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mining

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established and growing mining and metals company currently operating four mines and developing projects worldwide. Our aim is to become a globally diversified mining and metals company.

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.

We currently produce copper cathode, copper in concentrate, nickel, gold and sulphuric acid.

First Quantum’s current operations are the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia, the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania, the Kevitsa nickel-copper-PGE mine in Finland and the Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine in Australia.

When our current projects are in operation, we expect we will be able to triple our annual copper production capacity and be positioned within the world’s 10 largest copper producers.

Sentinel is the first mine to be developed at the Trident project in the North Western Province of Zambia. The project comprises five large-scale mining licences and significant geological potential exists for expansion of operations, including the Enterprise nickel mine announced in December 2012. First Quantum is investing US$1.725-billion at the Sentinel mine and construction remains on time and on budget. Plant commissioning will commence in mid-2014 and copper production is expected reach 280 - 300,000 tonnes per annum.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Full grade twelve(12) certificate is an added advantage.
  • Valid driver's licence with at least 5 years experience.
  • Proof of experience as a Dump Truck Operator.
  • Knowledge in Basic First Aid and Basic Health and Safety.
  • At least 5 years working experience in heavy equipment operations preferably in the mining environmental.

Key Behavioral Skills

  • Must be willing to work shifts.
  • Ability to plan in advance.
  • Ability to deal effectively and be patient with others.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • Ability to understand, follow oral and written instructions.

Other Requirement

  • Ability to work with a number of different livelihood disciplines.


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