First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Coordinator, Operations

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Overall Job Purpose

To manage the day to day operation of activities within your designated area of responsibility to ensure compliance to company guidelines related to safety, honesty, and integrity, commitment to continue improvement to achieve better efficiency, thereby meeting the standard of safety, cost control and production.

To plan, direct or coordinate the Sentinel Pit activities and supervise the production Loading and Hauling.

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Lead the Load and Haul operation team to ensure compliance to production, cost, efficiency, safety and environmental conditions.
  • Ensure minimization of equipment damage.
  • Ensure achievement of all KPI’s. (loading time, spotting time, cycle time, trolley utilization, hanging time, payload compliance, travel speed etc.)
  • Ensure that the tires are running on good supported haul roads surfaces to minimize wear and tear.
  • Short term planning and execution of the plan, ensuring all mining controls are in place and followed by the load and haul team.
  • Ensure that the daily plan is communicated to the Shift Supervisor and Area Supervisors, with the emphasis on them understanding and executing them correctly.
  • Understand mine plans, drilling and blasting, pit dewatering, proper clean up, maintenance of bench width, no damage to ultimate slopes and stabilizing methods.
  • Direct mining activities.
  • Ensure that the production strategies are effectively and efficiently implemented and in line with the organisational goals.
  • Effectively contribute to team performance and achievement of production targets.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Superintendent.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Machine Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Working knowledge of production equipment
  • Basic knowledge of condition monitoring
  • Job specific equipment selection ability
  • Report writing skills
  • Knowledge of geometry
  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of ground elevations

Key Job Attributes

  • Detail Orientated
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Must possess Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Conflict resolution
  • Must be an active listener
  • Must be a good team player
  • Ability to make precise judgment and decisions
  • Ability to delegate as and when need arises
  • Must be able to effectively manage time
  • Must be smart
  • Self-driven

Planning skills

  • Must possess managerial courage
  • Must demonstrate excellent business acumen
  • Process oriented
  • Must be an influencer of positive change

Experience required to perform in this job

At least 5 years’ experience in mining, with not less than 3 years at supervisor level.


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or better
  • Must be computer literate
  • Valid blasting license
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Zambian driver’s license
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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.