First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Engineer, Blasting

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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:

Overall Job Purpose

The position exists to supervise and be in charge of blasting quality control and the blasting resources, materials and work processes employed at FQM Trident Ltd. The role also exists to provide technical reports and guidance to employees on Blasting- related matters in order to ensure that the blasting works are planned and completed on schedule in line with quality and safety standards.

Specific Job Responsibility:

  • Responsible for supervising day-to-day blasting work quality and providing guidance to Blasters on the bench.
  • Responsible for QAQC on bench/charging /density of cups.
  • Responsible for Drilling Sequence and Redrills Drilling and face mark-ups.
  • liaise with Other stake holders for cable alignment, Drilling Sequence etc.
  • Accountable for Sleeving /charging quality and held responsible for non-compliance.
  • Responsible for on-bench barricading, clearness of Cones, Blast Boards and accountable for non-compliance issues.
  • Responsible for compiling Data together (dip- sheets, marked plans) and hands over to the Shift Supervisor.
  • Responsible to organize and supervise the activities and work of subordinates
  • Accountable to explain daily quality concerns to the Blasters assign work to them and coordinate work to be performed.
  • Responsible for daily plan marking and give feedback to the Shift Supervisor on the status of work in the pit as well as communicate any detail in the pit operations.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 year of experience as Blaster in a Mining Environment
  • Must have prior blasting experience
  • Must have leadership experience Prior experience in an open pit setup is an added advantage
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum Diploma in mining Engineering/equivalent Electronic initiating systems certificate.
  • Blasting Licence
  • Valid Zambian driver’s license
  • Must be Computer Literate
  • Job Specific Competencies
  • Be conversant with applicable Sleeving Methods
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Axis Electronics
  • Must possess knowledge of working with Xplo loggers
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills Accident / Incident Investigation expertise
  • Excellent safety, people and performance management skills.

Key Job Attributes

  • Detail Orientation Problem Solving Disciplined Quality Driven
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Must be willing to work in any shift assign to.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must be an active listener and a good team player
  • Ability to make precise judgment and decisions
  • Must be able to effectively manage time
  • Must be smart and self-driven

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.