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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Mechanical Superintendent Acid Plant & Utilities

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Work with Senior Managers, other Superintendents, Technologists and Technicians to provide engineering services and support to operations and processing activities
  • Oversee many aspects of engineering with specialist teams of engineers, technicians, civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental and chemical engineering
  • Assign work to teams, oversee progress, solve problems, and take corrective action when required
  • Prepare and negotiate budgets and monitor expenditure
  • Prepare technical reports and briefs on equipment, safety, project progress and other matters
  • Lead and participate in meetings and briefings, both formal and informal
  • Recruit, train and develop employees, with support from HR specialists
  • Oversee the development of Supervisors, Artisans and Technicians, providing support, encouragement, advice and guidance
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment under your responsibility are maintained in a good, sound and safe condition.
  • Ensure to familiarise yourself with, and enforce compliance to Zambian Mining Regulation.


  • Degree/Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Previous appointment as a Superintendent in a Smelter environment would be an advantage
  • Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ)
  • Experience
  • Minimum of 10 Year’s work experience in a production plant environment
  • Minimum of 5 Years in a Supervisory capacity
  • Sulphuric Acid Plant experience
  • Oxygen Process Plant experience
  • Rotating equipment experience
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Centrifugal compressors
  • Centrifugal blowers/fans
  • Water cooling systems

Behavioural Traits

  • Innovative and enjoys working on new projects
  • Organized and a critical thinker
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong computer skills, including engineering software
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Team player, cooperative and strong interpersonal skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Operational Requirements
  • Must be available for standby duties as and when required.
  • Critically assess major equipment operational parameters.
  • Forward planning to ensure operational stability

How to Apply

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and 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.