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Designer/ Draftsperson- Smelter

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

  • 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.
  • Review and prepare plant changes/improvements proposals
  • Prepare design drawings, details, from sketches, concepts or mark-ups provided by KCS staff.
  • Design complex drawings, such as P&ID, construction documents, design layouts, detailed drawings, equipment skid and piping.
  • Prepare and work with bills of material (BOMs) and other construction documents.
  • Develop equipment/material schedules and material takeoffs, from drawings or sketches. Support preparation of requests for bids for subcontractors and material vendors, as directed.
  • Create and markup existing PDF documents.
  • Update drawings and 3D model of the plant
  • Maintain technical knowledge by reviewing relevant technical publications.
  • Manage Smelter PCR (plant change request) on share-point – Initiate, close and cancel PCR with relevant details
  • Assist with day to day project functions, as needed, including researching product specifications, contacting vendors, and other support functions as needed.
  • Maintain utilization by assisting with non-drafting activities such as component assembly and work in the shop as appropriate.
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to balance workloads and ensure quality deliverables are produced on time.
  • Adhere to FQML practices, policies and procedures for document revision control.
  • Design and evaluate mechanical and structural related systems associated with the pyro metallurgical process of copper extraction
  • Liaise closely with his/her counterparts in the Smelter section
  • Allocate adequate time in developing staff directly reporting to you
  • Assist in shutdown planning
  • Other duties as directed by the Superintendent

Qualifications

  • Degree/ Diploma Mechanical Engineering /Technology or Equivalent
  • AutoCAD
  • Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in AutoCAD drawing development
  • Proficient in 3d modelling (Autodesk Inventor/Solidworks)
  • Experience in remediation technology (preferred)
  • Behavioural Traits
  • Good at implementing changes in operating pant
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer focused, results-oriented professional and strong team player
  • Self-starter that demonstrates initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stay organized
  • Operational Requirements
  • MS office proficient (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong understanding of mechanical design fundamentals and practices
  • ERB & EIZ
  • Valid Silicosis certificate

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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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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