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Mining Systems Technician

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:

• Monitor daily Rajant mesh network, two way radio network, modular and collision avoidance operations statuses

• System auditing and testing after installation

• Resolve problems escalated from Dispatch team (1st line and 2nd line fault clearance)

Escalate problems to OEM vendors if required

• Daily implementation of changes on mine systems and during rollout planned projects

• Successful first time resolution on modular hardware related queries

• Prepare instructions for configuration changes

• To be able to configure and test two way hand held and mobile radios for the mine

• To be involved in planning & implementing change control including firmware upgrades on mining systems

• Provide technical support on mobile equipment in the PIT or active mining environment

• Perform periodic configuration audits on all mining systems

• Design and participate regular preventive maintenance activities

• Advice the mine on technology issues when needed

• Provide technical daily or shift report to the mine on the activities and statuses of all mine systems and the infrastructure

Qualifications & Experience:

• Diploma/Advanced certificate or above in electronics, or its equivalent

• 2-4 years’ industry experience and technical expertise of mining systems

Valid Driver’s license

• Hands on experience working on Modular, Motorola, Rajant equipment

• Hand on experience in Transmission or point to point networks

• Experience as a mine systems technician or expert in two-way radio technology, performing Rajant mesh network operation and maintenance tasks

• Experience working on CAT fatigue management (DSS), Brigade 360 cameras and Modular mining equipment

• Experience in managing and maintaining the transmission network supporting VHF/UHF radio network.

Key Behavioural Traits:

• Troubleshooting abilities

• Performance and Results Oriented

• Teamwork

• Effective Communication

• Continuous Improvement and Managing Change

• Analytical and conceptual thinking

• Problem solving ability

• English language fluency

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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