Network Engineer

Apply now Requisition Number: 508566
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Information Technology

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 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support network systems and services including designing, building, backup and recovery
  • Provide technical consultation in the design and development of infrastructure network systems to ensure a robust and stable environment
  • Develop and maintain all supporting technical documentation to facilitate consistency and quality of installations, system upgrades and recovery/ repair
  • Develop and implement processes to assist with problem management, change management and performance monitoring
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor and troubleshoot issues as they arise, including ad-hoc desktop or printer support as required
  • To complete wireless site surveys for both Point to Point links and Wireless LAN implementations
  • Supervise optical fibre splicing, dome joint installations, and testing & reporting of completed works
  • Maintain Ethernet and Fibre Optic structured cabling, infrastructure labelling and network documentation to standard required
  • Maintain and/or troubleshoot Ubiquiti Unifi AP and Unifi Air Fibre including channel optimization, radio interference and air optimization
  • Provide support for network infrastructure in an on-call rotation
  • Participate in formulating and implementing IT standards and policies to support the operational environment


  • Daily health checks
  • Replace failed switches / AP’s
  • Ensure that all network documentation is up to date
  • Ensure that all work is captured using the ticketing system


  • CCNA (required) and CCNP (preferable)
  • Cisco Wireless experience or certification (preferable)
  • Cisco VOIP experience or certification (preferable)
  • FOA Certified (preferable)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Experience & Skills:

 The Network Engineer will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Strong Cisco networking skills in routing & switching, voice and wireless
  • Independent troubleshooting & administration of routers, switches, OLT, ONU
  • Experience with VLAN and spanning tree implementations
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues within an IPv4 environment
  • Network documentation skills aligned to local and group IT requirements
  • Responds in a timely manner and cooperates with other members to achieve the team’s goals
  • Extensive networking knowledge and experience, preferably within in African mining environment
  • Good Analytical & Troubleshooting skills
  • Extensive experience in ticketing/helpdesk systems and business follow up
  • Adhering to and implementing Group ICT standards and policies
  • Good Written & Verbal Communication
  • Understanding of ITIL Processes

 Behavioral Traits:

  • Must be creative and innovative
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Must be able to effectively communicate
  • Ability to work under pressure


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