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

Mine Geologist

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:

  • All RC grade control planning, execution, supervisor and sampling.
  • In –pit mapping and 3D interpretation
  • Ore delineation and control –including efforts to minimize dilution, ore loss, misclassification.
  • Integration and interpretation of all geological and sampling datasets to create 3D geological
  • structural, geological, and geo metallurgical.
  • Liaising with in pit and operational staff, including geotechnical –and hydro-geologist.
  • Reconciliation and ore tracking
  • To effectively supervise other sampling and geological staff and ensure that they perform their duties safely and according to high standard.
  • Perform other projects work and any other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus honours in geology, mining geology or closely related field.
  • Valid drivers’ license

Experience and Skills:

  • 2-3 year’s relevant experience in production geology (preferably in an open pit mine)
  • Strong It skill, familiarity with data mine highly advantageous. Familiarity with other 3D modelling software and CAE ore control advantageous
  • Demonstrable strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand of good health and safety practices
  • Must have a clean criminal records (essential for expatriates)

Key Behavioural Skills:

  • Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving
  • Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds
  • Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities
  • Must be willing to do shift work
  • Ability to encourage and recognise team performance
  • Must be self –motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to supervisor a medium sized team

How to Apply

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Solwezi
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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