First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Assistant to Refractory Bricklayer

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At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Job Description

Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc. (Smelter)

Department: Engineering

Section: Refractory

Position reports to: Artisan Refractory Smelter Bricklayer

Grade: L5

Direct reports: N/A


To assist the Artisan Bricklayer to perform all refractory, acid proofing and civil installation and maintenance work. That will include but not be limited to bricklaying, casting, ramming and gunning, carpentry, scaffolding work and drilling PSC tuyere holes.

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.
  • The Assistant will / must be able to:
  • Demolish and assist during re-building refractory lined furnaces, vessels, ladles and launders, according to design drawings, adhering to the supplier’s preparation and installation guidelines
  • Demolish and assist during installing acid resistant linings
  • Demolish and assist during building/casting civil structures
  • Responsible of maintaining the house keeping during and after every refractory work
  • Be able to safely and productively operate all mason tools and equipment
  • Perform basic rigging including slinging of equipment and crane hand signalling (to crane drivers)
  • Use hoist’s (hand chain and pendant control operations) for lifting and placement of associated steel-casings, -formers, refractory materials and equipment
  • Perform all tasks as instructed by the artisan and or supervisor


  • Minimum of a Grade 10


  • A minimum of 1-year experience in a Smelter environment, working with the Refractory team
  • Knowledge in using pneumatic devices such as breakers, vibrators, drilling machines
  • Knowledge in using electric devices such as brick saw, drilling machines, vibrators, jig saw
  • Ideally- Basic fitting experience (bolting, and fixing, etc.)
  • Ideally molten metal and acid plant experience

Behavioural Traits:

  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Driving quantity
  • Have good attendance
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Operational Requirements:

  • Standby and overtime where required
  • Exposure to noise / dust / heat / hot molten metal / acid
  • Working at heights
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working in hot conditions
  • Working on all plant equipment/installations
  • Working in shifts
  • Working to meet target

Method of Application

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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.