First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Coordinator, Production – Crushing at First Quantum Minerals (FQM)

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Overall Job Purpose

Reporting into the Superintendent Crushing, the Production Coordinator Primary Crushing is accountable to direct and coordinate all equipment activities under primary crushing to provide reliable and capable production equipment to deliver and exceed targets;

The ‘equipment owner’ – the role covers primary crushers, conveyors up to Pit Top Bin feeders. The role is accountable to implement the operating procedures, guidelines, systems and processes for all crushing/conveying equipment to maximise production and minimise costs, while ensuring operational sustainability;

The role has a focus on daily-weekly execution, optimisation and shutdown execution.

Specific Job Responsibility

Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations;

The role has direct equipment accountability from the 4 in pit crushers to the discharge feeders up to Pit Top Bin feeders, including ancillary equipment and area specific services & utilities;

Comply with site HSE standards and procedures;

Investigate all appropriate equipment related Safety and Environmental incidents and implement actions;

Identify and prioritise plant housekeeping efforts and ensure tasks are actioned;

Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s of crusher availability and utilisation;

Oversee day-to-day operations of the crusher/conveying circuits to ensure optimised plant utilization and compliance to operating procedures, strategies & instructions;

Monitor, control and report on plant equipment status, performance indicators, plant activities, operational shortfalls and corrective actions;

Issue Daily Operating Instructions to shift teams on key equipment and operational parameters, tasks and considerations;

Job Specific Competencies

Attend morning/afternoon shift supervisor handover meetings, clarify plant status, and challenge Shift Supervisor on performance against operating systems compliance and delivery of instructions;

Support the shift teams and Shift Senior Supervisor in the immediate performance of the equipment, but maintain focus on the daily to weekly optimisation horizon;

Implement operational check- and log-sheets for shift teams to monitor equipment status and take prompt and appropriate corrective action;

Maintain high level of field presence;

Personally conduct routine daily field checks of equipment;

Execute improvement activities;

Coordinate with Mining Dept on feed rates and equipment scheduling;

Build relations with maintenance, planning, reliability engineering, metallurgical engineering, projects and day/shift operations personnel;

Diagnose plant defects, focusing on identifying root cause, and implement both corrective and preventative measures;

Approve work requests and develop weekly maintenance plan in conjunction with maintenance planners and supervisors;

Assist in development of short term and long term equipment production & maintenance plans and schedules to deliver equipment capability;

Work closely with the maintenance and engineering teams to implement long term fixes to deliver equipment reliability;

Support maintenance in the delivery of their tasks and coordinate access;

Manage and define work plans for cleaning contractors and/or mobile equipment (both hired and FQM owned);

Identify, prioritise and justify capital improvement projects;

Coach, mentor and assist in the training of the Shift Supervisors, Control Room Operators and field personnel to build and maintain high standards of operating;

Contribute to the annual operations & production budget and forecasts;

Control and reduce operational costs;

Uphold the FQM Way culture of “Smarter, Bolder, Driven;”

Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Key Job Attributes

Commitment to SHEC performance;

Very strong drive and personal sense of equipment ownership and accountability;

Excellent ability to task assign, build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines to execute work in efficient manner;

Possesses skills for identifying equipment bottlenecks and implementing corrective and preventative actions;

Ability to work and manage problems/actions across short + long term timeframes;

Possess ability to analyse and understand metallurgical & equipment information;

Strong understanding of production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants;

Good verbal and written communication skills, and able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate performance reports & to issue instructions;

Be persistent, diligent and thorough in approach;

Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner;

Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

English language fluency.

Experience required to perform in this job

A minimum of 7 years of direct experience in operational roles of crushing circuits;

A minimum of 5 years’ experience at a Supervisory level;

Significant experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant(s);

Preferably experienced in the copper and gold circuits.


Grade twelve (12) certificate

A Degree in Metallurgy, Mineral Processing or related field;

Eligibility for membership of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), and to hold legal appointment as defined by the Mining regulations of Zambia.

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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.