First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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24 days ago

Coordinator, Crusher Maintenance

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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:

Overall Job Purpose

  • Reporting into the Superintendent Aggregate crusher, the Coordinator Mechanical is accountable to direct and coordinate all equipment activities to provide reliable and capable production equipment to deliver and exceed targets;
  • The ‘equipment owner’ – the role covers crushing (primary, secondary, screens and conveyors),
  • The role is accountable to implement the operating procedures, guidelines, systems and processes for all crushing/conveying equipment to maximise production and minimise costs, while ensuring operational sustainability;
  • The role has a focus on daily, weekly and monthly maintenance schedules

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations
  • The role has direct equipment accountability from the Aggregate crusher plant maintenance.
  • Comply with site HSE standards and procedures
  • Investigate all appropriate equipment related Safety and Environmental incidents and implement actions
  • Identify and prioritise plant housekeeping efforts and ensure tasks are actioned;
  • Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s of crusher availability
  • Oversee day-to-day maintenance of the crusher/conveying circuits to ensure optimised plant utilization and compliance to operating procedures, strategies & instructions
  • Monitor, control and report on plant equipment status, performance indicators, plant activities, operational shortfalls and corrective actions
  • Issue Daily Mechanical Instructions to shift teams on key equipment and operational parameters, tasks and considerations

Job Specific Competencies

  • Attend morning shift supervisor handover meetings, clarify plant status, and challenge Shift Supervisor on performance against operating systems compliance and delivery of instructions
  • Support the teams and Supervisor Maintenance in the immediate performance of the equipment, but maintain focus on the daily to weekly optimisation horizon
  • Implement operational check- and log-sheets for shift teams to monitor equipment status and take prompt and appropriate corrective action
  • Maintain high level of field presence
  • Personally conduct routine daily field checks of equipment
  • Execute improvement activities
  • Diagnose plant defects, focusing on identifying root cause, and implement both corrective and preventative measures
  • Approve work requests and develop weekly maintenance plan in conjunction with maintenance planners and supervisors
  • Assist in development of short term and long term equipment maintenance plans and schedules to deliver equipment capability
  • Work closely with the maintenance and engineering teams to implement long term fixes to deliver equipment reliability
  • Support maintenance in the delivery of their tasks and coordinate access
  • Manage and define work plans for cleaning contractors and/or mobile equipment (both hired and FQM owned)
  • Identify, prioritise and justify capital improvement projects
  • Coach, mentor and assist in the training of the Supervisor Maintenance and field personnel to build and maintain high standards of operating;
  • Control and reduce maintenance costs
  • Uphold the FQM Way culture of “Smarter, Bolder, Driven;”
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent

Key Job Attributes

  • Commitment to SHEC performance
  • Very strong drive and personal sense of equipment ownership and accountability
  • Excellent ability to task assign, build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines to execute work in efficient manner;
  • Possesses skills for identifying equipment bottlenecks and implementing corrective and preventative actions
  • Ability to work and manage problems/actions across short + long term timeframes
  • Possess ability to analyse and understand metallurgical & equipment information
  • Strong understanding of production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate performance reports & to issue instructions
  • Be persistent, diligent and thorough in approach
  • Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • English language fluency.

Experience required to perform in this job

  • A minimum of 7 years of direct experience in operational roles of crushing Maintenance
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience at a Supervisory level;
  • Significant experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant(s);
  • Preferably experienced in maintenance of Jaw crusher, cone crushers and screens

Qualifications

  • A Diploma or degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Eligibility for membership of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), and to hold legal appointment as defined by the Mining regulations of Zambia

Method of Application

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Solwezi
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.