First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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28 days ago

Ore Control Geologist

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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:

Purpose of the role:

To continuously liaise with key stakeholders to ensure ore loss, ore dilution, and misclassification is minimized within the pit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily field ore delineation and control
  • Champion efforts to minimize unplanned dilution, ore loss, and misclassification
  • Assist the mine planning engineering team, via set escalation processes, in identifying and highlighting non-compliance to mine plans and/or planned feed grade deviations where feasible.
  • Communicate implications of major daily ore feed plan changes to key stakeholders i.e. process team
  • Assist the mining operations team with any clarification or information required to better understand the daily ore feed implications.
  • Undertake field assessments and ‘ground-truthing’ checks of key material characteristics at active mining faces to ensure model data is aligned.
  • On-shift leadership and supervision of the ore control support teams
  • Provide valuable and continuous feedback to the geology team highlighting opportunities, challenges, or risks that could impact ore control
  • Provide daily operational reports and other official communications where necessary and attend all shift handovers (start/finish).
  • Continuously develop in complimentary technical mine geology areas (production, ore control drilling etc.) where opportunity allows.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Familiarity with Central African Copperbelt Geology and metallogeny
  • Operational experience in open pit deposits advantageous
  • Strong general IT skills
  • Full Grade Twelve certificate (12)
  • Tertiary Qualification in Geoscience from a recognized Zambian University
  • Full manual driving licence and driving experience considered highly advantageous

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Solid understanding of general safety and quality principles.
  • Excellent team ethic and practical leadership potential
  • Excellent scientific and analytical potential
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including report writing

Key Job Attributes:

  • Shows potential for leading and coaching a small support team towards technical excellence
  • Ability to readily develop rapport and trust with key stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and thorough methodical approach is essential
  • Ability to prioritize based on understanding of business and team requirements
  • Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
  • Proactive, honest, reliable, and passionate about driving continuous improvements and excellent standards
  • Skilled at working under strict time constraints and under pressure
  • Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds
  • Must be willing to do shift work as routine

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.