First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Artisan Boilermaker

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Job Description

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

Department: Smelter Engineering

Section: Mechanical, Primary Smelter

Position reports to: Supervisor; Boilermaking


Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on all Hot Metals (ISA, MSEF, WHB, ESP) Smelting equipment

Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on WHB in compliance with legal requirements.

To install and maintain plant equipment including chutes and pipes and cooling water circuits for Tapping Launders, Tapping Blocks and Electrode Columns according to drawings.

Carry out steel fabrication / repair works, ensure the proper care and maintenance of allocated cutting, welding equipment and tools under the general guidance of the section’s supervisor/s

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.
  • Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on all Hot Metals (ISA, MSEF, WHB, ESP) Smelting equipment.

The Maintenance Boiler-making and Metal Fabrication activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining Vibrating feeders, Bins, Feed and Discharge Chutes.
  • Maintaining WHB boiler Piping/Valves and Rapping Systems.
  • Maintaining hot metal Tapping and Plugging Machines
  • Maintaining MSEF Electrode Columns including electrode Paste Casing Additions.
  • Identifying and implementing Improvements in the Smelter Plant.
  • Maintaining Belt and Drag Chain Conveyors.
  • Maintaining molten metal launders and tap blocks with their associated cooling water piping networks General Fabrication of Chutes, Liners, Piping Systems, and Plate work development and assembly.
  • Identifying of equipment defects, troubleshooting and rectification of identified defects.


  • Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate
  • Craft Certificate or equivalent in Boilermaking/Metal Fabrication
  • Currently or Previously Certified in Tig and Mig Welding by Alfred H Knight
  • EIZ Certification


  • Minimum 7 Years’ experience in the maintenance of Smelting Plant Equipment or similar.
  • Knowledge of procedures for routine equipment inspection and maintenance
  • Knowledge on the Water Cooling Systems circuitry of the Waste Heat Boiler, Furnace Launders and Tapping Blocks
  • Knowledge of the safety requirements when working on Waste Heat Boiler Piping/Valves/Cooling Panels, Furnace Tapping and Plugging Equipment, Furnace Launders and Furnace Cooling Water Circuits
  • Knowledge on the associated equipment upstream and downstream of the primary smelting furnaces
  • Plate work and Pipe work pattern development and fabrication
  • Reading and Understanding of issued for construction (IFC) basic Fabrication drawings including preparation of a material schedule.

Behavioural Traits:

  • Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Bold Initiative
  • Thinking Safety
  • Upholding Quality
  • Good Technical Skills
  • Driving Quantity
  • Driving Attendance
  • Good Hand-on experience
  • Dynamic, Driven, Smart

Operational Requirements:

  • Standby work required
  • Overtime when necessary
  • Exposure to dust, heat, and noise
  • Working in a Hot Metal Environment
  • PC Literacy

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.