First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Engineer, Electrical

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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.

Key Responsibilities

Support compliance with all statutory, FQM Sentinel standards and procedures, through development of equipment strategic operation.

Ensure risks are identified and managed and a safe working environment is maintained

Ensure maintenance activities are conducted in accordance with all statutory obligations.

Ensure all registered equipment operating in the mine is fully compliant with statutory regulations.

Ensure all operating plant is maintained in a safe condition.

Ensure all statutory inspections are included in the area yearly plans and oversee and develop the maintenance information system to ensure that data collection and validation supports operating and reporting requirements

Ensure statutory inspections are completed according to schedule

Providing reliability and Engineering support for RNO electrical departments to improve electrical equipment availability in order to achieve the strategic plans and objectives of the business

Developing and coordinating plant condition monitoring and inspection programs, making full use of available advances in Risk Based Integrity management systems and standards

Provide engineering support to electrical departments

Initiate failure analysis and support to the electrical departments

Approve SWI’s and make sure it complies with Zambian statutory regulations

To keep all electrical drawings updated by continuously reviewing them


Tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent field experience in mine site maintenance and project management

Experience & Skills:

Experience in the use of a recognised CMMS( computer maintenance management System)

Must be computer literate i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook

Must have good communication skills in English language with an emphasis on writing skills

At least 5 years maintenance engineering experience in the mining/Mineral processing industry

Relevant field experience in mine site maintenance and project management

Behavioural Traits:

Able to set direction and a self-starter. Able to work semi-autonomously

Results driven and pays attention to detail

Engages others and develops team to strive towards strategic goals

Learns quickly from past experiences and offers guidance to others.

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with people at all levels of the organisation

Good organizer and resource allocator

Other Requirements:

Must do Stand-By as and when ever required

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling & Exploration
Mining processing & refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.