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TSF Engineering Team Leader

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established and growing mining and metals company currently operating four mines and developing projects worldwide. Our aim is to become a globally diversified mining and metals company. 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. We currently produce copper cathode, copper in concentrate, nickel, gold and sulphuric acid. First Quantum’s current operations are the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia, the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania, the Kevitsa nickel-copper-PGE mine in Finland and the Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine in Australia. When our current projects are in operation, we expect we will be able to triple our annual copper production capacity and be positioned within the world’s 10 largest copper producers. Sentinel is the first mine to be developed at the Trident project in the North Western Province of Zambia. The project comprises five large-scale mining licences and significant geological potential exists for expansion of operations, including the Enterprise nickel mine announced in December 2012. First Quantum is investing US$1.725-billion at the Sentinel mine and construction remains on time and on budget. Plant commissioning will commence in mid-2014 and copper production is expected reach 280 - 300,000 tonnes per annum.

Key Responsibilities

Controlling and monitoring of wearing parts as well all pumps, pipes, cyclones, spigots and other equipment

The role has oversight responsibility of an engineering team of artisans in charge of all mechanical works at the TSF and two other water retaining dams

The role has field equipment, mobile equipment and operations personnel accountability

Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations

Maintain safety of self, subordinates and others, always ensuring the “buddy” system is used when in the field.

Ensure all incidents are reported promptly and conduct follow-up investigations

Maintain a very high standard of plant housekeeping

Oversee real-time operations to deliver and exceed the KPI’s of water mass balance, lime mixing / dosing, effective pH control, and routine work compliance

Ensure all routine tasks, including field check-sheets and equipment inspections are conducted in a timely and accurate manner

Execute the daily operating instructions of the Production Coordinator TSF & Services, and the Senior Metallurgist

Diagnose TSF defects and ensure they are immediately addressed

Liaise with Services Control Room Operators, Services Shift Supervisor, Shift Senior Supervisor and Day Supervisor TSF to deliver section requirements in the context of the whole plant

Identify and immediately escalate to the day crew supervisor any defects

Support operations and project teams in the delivery of their tasks

Provide timely and accurate permitting and access to maintenance and projects

Qualifications & Experience

Grade 12 Certificate

Crafts Certificate

Boiler making and plastic welding experience required

A minimum of 5 years of direct experience in operational roles of reagent circuits and metal processing plant

A minimum of 2 years’ experience at a lead hand level

Eligibility to hold legal appointment as defined by the Mining Regulations of Zambia

Valid driving license

Key Behavioural Traits

Commitment to SHE performance

Strong drive to maximise safe production with good understanding of drivers

Personal sense of equipment ownership and accountability

Ability to and passion for leading and supervising people

Ability to task assign, follow up and manage

Ability to build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines

Ability to work and manage problems/actions across the timeframe of one shift

Possess ability to analyse and understand metallurgical & equipment information

Good verbal and written communication skills

Persistent, diligent and thorough in approach

Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner

Firm and fair in managing team members

How to apply

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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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.
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