MINE CAPTAIN, LOAD AND HAUL

Apply now Requisition Number: 508284
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Mine Geology, Mining, Operations / General Management

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:

KPAs

  • Effectively supervising the management of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) in your area of responsibility    
  • Meet production targets in accordance with the key performance indicators                                        
  • Coordinate recourses (people, equipment and material) to ensure work targets are met.               
  • People Management and Leadership                                                                                     

KPIs

  • Ensure all Legal appointments in area of responsibility are correctly done in the Logbook               
  • Ensure that all operators and personnel entering your work area are adequately inducted on site safety and operating procedures and systems and that these are complied with.                                      
  • Ensure fatigue management is complied with.                                                                                    
  • Do PTO's.                                                                                            
  • Conduct daily and weekly inspections (Safety packs)                                                                                       
  • Ensure monthly safety meetings are held.                                                                                            
  • Report all accidents, incidents or hazards in your area of responsibility to your Supervisor and put preventative measures in place.
  • Participate in safety investigations in conjunction with the safety department and implement corrective and preventative controls.  
  • Do all accident and incident investigations and implement corrective and               preventative controls.
  • Ensure compliance with the employer's legal obligations towards its employees and the conditions under which they are required to work.                                                                                             
  • Meet production targets in accordance with the key performance indicators                                        
  • Communicate shift performance to team                                                                                             
  • Track team performance and ensure daily issues are dealt with                                                                  
  • Ensure the Mine plan is followed. Communicate deviations.                                                        
  • Under direction ensure mining work is being performed in accordance to the daily             line up plan
  • Plan daily activities to ensure targets are achieved                                                                                           
  • Mine to designs (dig limits, toe pegs, crest pegs, batter boards, ramp designs)                                    
  • Monitor / control idling time, spotting time and cycle times of trucks and diggers.                                             
  • Identify problems quickly and take remedial action                                                                                          
  • Liaise with peers to ensure equipment availability needed to optimize production                                             
  • Ensure the S/B and PIC's have the resources to achieve set goals.                                                              
  • Assist S/B with problem solving                                                                                 

Coordinating                                                                                    

  • Deal with daily issues through coaching, training or other development actions.                                 
  • Do performance appraisals quarterly.                                                                                    
  • Do probation assessments on new employees.                                                                                  
  • Measure performance regularly by means of Assessments                                                           
  • Provide feedback to the team on performance                                                                                  
  • Ensure performance targets are met                                                                                      
  • Ensure proper leave planning is done for subordinates                                                                                   
  • Ensure compliance with HR policies.                                                                                       
  • Maintain standards and procedures.                                                                                      
  • Identify workplace issues and resolve them in a timely manner.                                                                 
  • Ensure effective utilization and allocation of equipment.                                                               

Problem Solving

  • Identify potential problems timeously and attempt to understand them                                                
  • Discuss issues, with team input, before defining the full extent of a problem                                        
  • Encourage group creativity in solving bottlenecks or problems                                                                    
  • Resolve conflict in the team                                                                                       
  • Liaise with your team in order to determine safer working methods.

People Management and Leadership

  • Identify learning gaps                                                                                    
  •  Share information with the team about their future development

Communication

  • Give clear instructions and ensure that it is clearly understood                                                                   
  • Give feedback skillfully                                                                 

Problem Solving

  • Identify potential problems timeously and attempt to understand them                                                
  • Discuss issues, with team input, before defining the full extent of a problem                                        
  • Encourage group creativity in solving bottlenecks or problems                                                                    
  • Resolve conflict in the team                                                                                       

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Diploma / Degree in Mine engineering or any Mining related qualification from a recognized institution
  • Member of EIZ
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Drivers Licence
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ open pit mining operations experience, three of which should be at a senior level position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A team player and have the ability to work under intense pressure
  • Strong desire to be a part of a start-up/high growth company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fast-paced, results-oriented culture                    

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