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

Artisan, Processing Plant Electrician

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:

  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the Electrical distribution systems and machinery around the site
  • Operates various components on the medium and high voltage distribution electrical system including isolation switches, interrupters, capacitor banks, transformers, overhead fused cutouts, and voltage regulators; isolates and clears sections of the system for maintenance, and collect daily energy consumption.
  • Replace and install medium voltage overhead and underground electrical circuits and terminations
  • Operate a variety of testing, calibration and repair devices, tools and equipment including voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, insulation resistance testers, high potential test sets, circuit breaker testers, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and repair overhead and underground distribution systems, including transformers, circuit interrupters, reclosers, capacitors, voltage regulators, medium voltage switches, utility poles and supporting hardware
  • Carry out planned and unplanned work as directed by the Supervisor
  • Demonstrating of awareness of safety practices throughout all areas of the site
  • Positively contribute in achievement of maintenance compliance targets in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Supervisor


  • Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate
  • Craft Certificate in Electrical
  • SADC Drivers License
  • Experience & Skills:
  • At least Five (5) years’ experience in the mining Industry preferably in a Concentrator and Crushing Plant
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of overhead lines, and high voltage equipment
  • Experience in Siemens VSDs, soft starters and Simocode
  • Experience and knowledge on ABB SF 6 Circuit breakers.
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas
  • Ability to quickly adapt to technological changes in High voltage Electrical


  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • Able to diagnose problems and potential problems
  • Certification of HV switching from MSD an added advantage
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  • Behavioural Traits:
  • Able to set direction and a self-starter. Able to work semi-autonomously
  • Results driven and pays attention to detail
  • Engages others and develops team to strive towards strategic goals
  • Learns quickly from past experiences and offers guidance to others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with superiors.
  • Good organizer and resource allocator
  • Other Requirements:
  • Position required to work shifts

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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