Maintenance Planner

Apply now Requisition Number: 505399
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering

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

The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

  • •Compiling schedules for new equipment in line with OEM recommendations and RCM principles and uploading into the ERP system
    •Planning and Scheduling of daily, Weekly, Monthly and other scheduled Maintenance.
    •Communicating weekly scheduled mobile equipment to end users and making follow-ups on the equipment that is due for planned maintenance.
    •Ensuring the timely availability of spares for scheduled maintenance in collaboration with the Materials Co-ordinator, where available
    •Reviewing planned preventive maintenance (PM) task reviews
    •Conducting Planning Meetings with other stakeholders
    •Raising and closing of work orders in the ERP maintenance module
    •Preparing and presenting weekly and monthly performance reports
    •Performing RCFA on equipment failures and chairing analysis meetings
    •Ensure the accuracy of the ERP Maintenance module database, task list, equipment history, spares lists, and Applied Parts Lists (APLs).
    •Maintaining good working relationships with internal and external departmental employees
    •Determine Manpower requirement for the scheduled tasks from Gantt charts
    •Registration of new Plant items in Pronto
    •Creating and maintaining of monitor points for critical plant items in the section



  • Qualifications
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum of a Craft Certificate in Mechanical Field
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills



  • Minimum experience 2 - 3 years
  • Previous work experience in a large copper mining operation will be advantageous.
  • Must be Computer literate.
  • Use of CMMS (PRONTO) will be an added advantage.


  •  Teamwork
  •  Bold initiative
  •  Thinking Safety
  •  Upholding Quality
  •  Technical Skill
  •  Driving Quantity
  •  Driving attendance


  • Standby and overtime when required
  • Must be able to work with minimum Supervision.
  •  Very good verbal communication skills.
  •  A high standard of computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office.


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