Technical Advisors- Field Maintenance

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do. In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure maximum equipment availabilities
  • Diagnostic fault finding on mechanical, electrical and instrumentation 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.


  • Eight (8)-10 years’ experience in a maintenance role
  • Five (5) years in a senior supervisory + training role
  • Experience in mining or other heavy duty industry

Experience & Skills

  • Tertiary qualification and/or recognized trade certificate
  • Five (5) years’ experience in heavy mechanical equipment
  • Experience in the maintenance of the following equipment is issential: Liebherr 9250, Liebherr 9100, Liebherr 984, Cat rope shovel 7495, Komatsu PC 5500
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership and good skills with ability to delegate and share tasks
  • Good understanding of production and maintenance strategies for large- scale continuous operating mineral mining equipment
  • Experience with work permit systems and safe work procedures to control maintenance activities and manage hazards associated with mining industry
  • Follow the FQML way- bolder, smarter, driven

Behavioural traits

  • Bolder, smarter, driven
  • Ability to mentor subordinates
  • Very good problem solving skills

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