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

Mechanical Engineer

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:

  • Providing detailed manpower and equipment schedules with clear objectives for production.
  • Liaise with other teams in troubleshooting, root cause and incident investigations including equipment failures and defects for low impact planned and unplanned events
  • Providing accurate records of work progress in daily reporting for all areas under his/her direct control.
  • Collection of data on critical production equipment and trying to improve their performance.
  • Participate in the improvement of engineering standards, specifications and instructions associated with replacement, refurbishment and augmentation of equipment
  • To ensure that all tasks carried out meet company QMS procedures
  • Setting the tone and behaviours to maintain the Safety goals of the company.
  • Maintaining development of daily, weekly and monthly reports for issue to Senior Management.
  • Contributing to daily and weekly staff meetings as required maintaining planned area progress.
  • Planning ahead and forecast work schedules to optimize performance.
  • Managing costs by optimizing use of consumables, materials, equipment and labour in the execution of all phases of work.
  • Working closely with his/her team to enable successful exchange of ideas for improvement and suggests improvement for the benefit of the mine operations.
  • Fully engaged in continuous improvement and root cause failure analysis for major breakdowns


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Holder of EIZ Certificate
  • Valid Driving License


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Mobile Heavy Equipment Maintenance
  • Knowledge of scheduling, man-hour requirements, safe work practices, ability to manage multiple diverse teams and work fronts
  • Hands on experience in maintenance and production related processes
  • Behavioural Traits
  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • High Performance

How to Apply

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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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