First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Senior Metallurgist

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. The holder of this position will be required 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.

Key Responsibilities

• Execute grade and recovery improvement projects

• Analyse plant, test and trial data identifying key trends and performance KPI’s

• Conduct mass balancing

• Liaise and communicate verbally via presentations and in writing with other sections, departments, management and vendors to ensure timely availability of relevant information to appropriate personnel for efficient plant performance

• Ensuring that subordinate staff adhere to statutory and domestic regulations in particularly those regarding to safety working practices in order to minimise injury to personnel and damage to company assets. Comply with key safety requirements

• Managing section deliverables via quarterly KPI’s and robust performance assessments

• Directing, developing and motivating direct reports so that they make an effective contribution to the departmental targets

• Ensure procedures are in place and complied with for all relevant laboratory functions

• Stand in for the Metallurgical Accounting personnel in performing Metal Accounting duties when required

• Perform any other duties as and when assigned by the Supervisor


• Grade Twelve certificate

• Degree or diploma in metallurgy or relevant discipline or qualification acceptable to become a member of the engineering institute of Zambia as per Act No.27 of 1992.

• Computer literate (Microsoft office)


• Three year relevant flotation experience

• In depth operational exposure

• Strong analytical, data analyses , cognitive and demonstrated problem solving skills

• Experience in managing/supervising team members are desirable

Behavioral traits

• Teamwork – build relationships based on trust and respect

• Bold – internal locus of control

• Initiative – self starter

• Tenacious - driven

• Works with minimum supervision

• Results orientated – balance quality and quantity of work

Operational Requirements

• Overtime work when required.

• Punctual

• Have a valid driving licence

• Be free of physical and mental impediments which hamper the execution of required duties within specified time frame

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and 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.

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