First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Analyst, Laboratory

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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

To perform different types of analysis on all Plant control, Environmental, Metallurgical, Oil samples, InterLab and Daily metal sale samples as per laid down procedures so as to provide quality control operations and provide a satisfactory service to the user department.

Specific Job Responsibility

This position will be required one to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

  • Be able to understand a written standard operating procedure (SOP) and effect it.
  • Carry out elemental and chemical analysis, viscosity measurement and particle size analysis in all oil samples.
  • Carry out carbon and sulphur analysis using both the Leco and Eltra Machines
  • Carry out Copper, iron, nickel cobalt, manganese, and aluminium analyses by AAS and XRF machines
  • Carry out insols by gravimetric and XRF methods
  • Carry out copper analyses by both auto and manual titration methods.
  • Be able to analyse physical parameters in the water samples.
  • Carry out dust and bacteriological tests in water samples.
  • Have skills in instrument troubleshooting.
  • Standardize and calibrate all analytical equipment.
  • Daily progress report of samples tested.
  • Clean and maintain the instruments on a daily basis before and after use.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Manage and maintain good housekeeping of the laboratory working bench surfaces and rooms.
  • Prioritize workloads and ensure that turnaround time obligations on analysis are met.
  • Ensure good communication with co-workers and superiors during shift.
  • Uphold discipline in the section.
  • Ensuring that duties are performed according to accepted standards and regulations.
  • Providing timely and accurate support.
  • To perform any reasonable task as instructed by Shift Chemist/Chief Chemist

Job Specific Competencies

  • Closely monitoring the usage of consumables (acids/reagents).
  • Encouraging two-way communications between supervisors and samplers
  • Attending daily team toolbox meetings.
  • Act in line with Company goals and values;
  • Be loyal to the Company;
  • Behave with integrity;
  • Show respect for others;
  • Work co-operatively;
  • Be open and honest;
  • Feel free to express opinions and ideas.
  • Be safety conscious.

Key Job Attributes

  • Teamwork
  • Bold Initiative
  • Thinking Safety
  • Upholding Quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving Quantity
  • Driving Attendance

Experience required to perform in this job

  • A minimum of 1-year relevant experience in the Laboratory
  • First aid training
  • Training in LIMS
  • Training in Quality Systems


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum Qualification should be Diploma in Laboratory Science
  • A diploma or Degree in Chemistry is an added advantage.
  • Training in Quality Systems

Please Note

  • If you are already a First Quantum employee and have access to the First Quantum network, log into First Quantum MINE > Careers to apply internally for this opportunity.
  • If you are an employee without network access, contact your Site Recruiter.
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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.