First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Junior Engineer, Control & Instrumentation

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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. 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.

Key Responsibilities

 Provide leadership to the Instrumentation team, ensure the FQM way and Safety awareness message is well understood, accepted & practiced

 Installation of new Instrument systems, replacement of old, faulty or redundant Instrument systems as per the Company and vendor’s safety and quality specifications

 Ensure and document all Instrument drawings are up to date

 Adhere to the companies planned and preventative maintenance schedules and procedures

 Effectively maintain the Instrument equipment with the minimum effect on the plant production

 Compile a detailed report on all activities, plans, costs and labour

 Report all incidents immediately to the Superintendent

 Ensure that stock levels of Instrument equipment are maintained in the warehouse

 Create new stock for all critical items to ensure minimum effect on production in the event of a failure

 Oversee the correct and safe usage of all hand tools within section

 Record and control all replacement of tools

 Oversee the maintain the highest safety standard on the condition and usage of all Instrument test equipment

 Provide and schedule all necessary training for all the employees to comply with all safety standards and statutory compliance

 Identify needs for specialised training requirements within your area

 Perform any other duties as directed by the Senior Instrument Supervisor


 Grade 12 certificate / equivalent

 Bachelors Degree in Electrical / Instrumentation / Electronics from a recognised University

 A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

 Valid LV Driver’s License


 Two (2) years’ experience in a Mining environment working as an Engineer, Instruments

 Profibus field device, network configuration & maintenance

 Siemens or similar PLC's, Simocode motor protection relays, variable speed drive controls & communications

 Knowledge of SCADA systems, preferably Citect SCADA systems will be an advantage

 Good knowledge on the use of measuring instruments

 Reading of P&ID, as well as electrical drawings

 Any Leadership or Supervisory Training courses

Behavioural Traits

 Teamwork

 Bold and smart initiative

 Thinking Safety

 Upholding Quality

 Excellent computer skills

 Technical Skill

 Driving attendance and quantity

Operational Requirements

Standby and overtime when required

Exposure to noise/dust

How to apply

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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.