First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Technical Advisor Workshop, Ancillary

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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:

Purpose of the role:

Implement and continuously improve the equipment maintenance strategy for all mobile mining equipment and ensure that they are effectively executed including all preventative maintenance tasks and condition monitoring routines. Ensure major outages and component replacements are executed with minimal downtime and expense. On the job training and advising of local staff

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for your subordinates, including on-going training and development, performance management.
  • Ensure your team’s work is of the highest quality with minimal to no re-work, all work areas are free from hazards and maintained to a high standard.
  • Ensure maximum equipment availabilities.
  • Diagnostic fault finding on mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems.
  • Carry out routine maintenance and repairs to workshop equipment, while training subordinate employees
  • Repairing equipment, identifying and scheduling future planned repairs.
  • Work closely with Planners and contribute to preventative maintenance and continuous improvement going forward
  • Ability to use Root-cause analysis tools in investigating breakdowns and sub-standard performance of equipment.
  • Perform inspections on completed jobs.
  • Ensure maximum equipment availabilities.
  • Diagnostic fault finding on mechanical systems.
  • Repairing equipment, identifying and scheduling future planned repairs.
  • Adhere to safe working procedures for all work areas.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping at all times.
  • Providing training to National Staff as needed to promote skills within the work force.
  • Ability to use Root-cause analysis tools in investigating breakdowns and sub-standard performance of equipment.
  • Perform inspections on completed jobs.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A minimum of an appropriate Trade certification and experience with heavy mining equipment including Shovels, Drills, Electric trucks, and ancillary equipment.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a maintenance role.
  • At least 5 years in a senior supervisory role.
  • Experience in mining or other heavy duty industry.
  • Experience in the maintenance of the following equipment is essential: Dozers D475A & D375A,CAT785C & CAT777D, Volvo A40F, WA600,WD900 and Graders GD825A.

Key Job Attributes:

  • Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism
  • Possesses good organizational skills
  • Good oriented person
  • Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers.
  • Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Commitment to reach or exceed maintenance, operational and safety goals.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed.
  • The ability and drive to manage maintenance work group in a technically challenging and geographically remote maintenance environment.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse third world cultures and customs an advantage.

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.