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

Technician Foreman

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.

Technician Foreman

Key Responsibilities:

  • All core technical work, including recovery, RQD, photography, cutting, sampling, bagging etc.
  • All RC technical work, including assisting geologist in rig, sampling and dispatch supervision to expected safety, quality and efficiency standards.
  • Site preparation and remediation for drilling
  • Assisting with transportation of core or chip samples between operational, storage and laboratory sites
  • Technical and core control support for mine geologist when required in –pit locations
  • Any other relevant tasks assigned by supervisor as project requires.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full grade 12 school certificate.
  • Manuel valid drivers’ license, PSV or LGV licence will be an added advantage

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous open pit or geology /sampling experience required
  • Previous experience in diamond core technical work required
  • Ability to operate GPS unit and perform site and rig orientation preparatory work
  • Must be able to make and maintain good written records of work related matters
  • Solid IT skills in microsoft office package will be added advantage.

Key Behavioural Skills:

  • Must be methodical and able to plan ahead with the scope of his role
  • Should be able to understand the general scope of geology’s role in the overall operation
  • Should be able to communicate needs and plans with other members of geology team and also with contractor when necessary.

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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