First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Junior Engineer, Electrical

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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


• Installation of new electrical systems, replacement of old, faulty or redundant electrical systems as per the company and vendor’s safety and quality specifications

• Electrical protection

• Ensure and document all electrical safety settings to conform to safety requirements

• Ensure that all electrical equipment have the correct hardware interlock and safety parameter settings for effective and safe operation


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

• Effectively maintain the electrical equipment with the minimum effect on the plant production

• Oversee that all electrical maintenance according to the company schedules are done by the relevant sub ordinates

Reporting and record keeping

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

• Report all incidents immediately to the Superintendent

• Ensure that all Safety logbooks are checked and signed according to the procedure

Stock Control

• Ensure that stock levels of electrical 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

Tools and audit

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

• Record and control all replacement of tools

• Oversee the maintain the highest safety standard on the condition and usage of all electrical test equipment

Training and development

• Assist with providing and scheduling all necessary training for employees to comply with all safety standards and statutory compliance

• Identify needs for specialised training within your area


• Manage and control the transport under your control

• Ensure all requests for service is adhered to

• Ensure that no person operates any equipment without an official permit

Other duties

• Perform any other duties as directed by the Senior Supervisor, Electrical


• Grade Twelve Certificate

• Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognised University

• Member of the Engineering Institution of Zamba


• Two years’ relevant experience in a Mining environment

• Knowledge of LV systems, MCC’s and protection

• Some knowledge of LV and MV Transformers

• Maintenance of Electrical motors

• Maintenance of Overhead cranes

• Knowledge of variable speed drives, Soft starters and DOL starters

• Good knowledge on the use of electrical measuring instruments

• Reading electrical drawings

• Computer literate

• Any Leadership or Supervisory Training Skills

Behavioural Traits

• Excellent team player

• Bold Initiative

• Thinking safety

• Upholding quality

• Technical skill

• Driving quantity

• Driving attendance

• Excellent communicator

Operational Requirements

• Standby and overtime duties as and 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.