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Mining Dispatcher

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:

  • Monitor and enter correct positioning data of all mine equipment with Modular Mining
  • Maximize compliance of mine operational plan by ensuring that all activities under the supervisors control are carried out optimally to meet the direction of the operation plan
  • Ensure the effective utilization of the trucks / loading fleet to an agreed standard
  • Effectively communicate with maintenance department and other mine PICs, Shift Bosses, Mine Captains etc.
  • Providing automatic optimized haul truck assignments
  • Maintenance tracking and constant feedback on estimated time of down equipment release time
  • Coordinates safety emergence incidents/accidents with ERT and escalate to key mining management leadership
  • Avoid costly mine accidents from mobile trucks by alerting fatigued mine truck operators by reporting to key mine supervisors
  • Responsible for 100% compliance with mine technical services department 36/24 hours dig plan and all geological requirements from Geology Department
  • Responsible for optimised use of trucks installed with Panto on the trolley lines to assist in reducing mine cost
  • Responsible for hourly broadcast of safety and mining production performance
  • Manage and schedule servicing / fueling of equipment in the mine area
  • Ore control tracking with Geology dispatchers and Process Plant dispatchers
  • Attend production review meeting as may be requested.

Qualification, Experience & Skill:

  • Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12) Certificate.
  • A Diploma/ Degree Mining Engineering or its equivalent will be beneficial to the incumbent.
  • Previous knowledge of Modular Mining Application, Provision, Mine Care will also be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years practical experience in open pit/underground mining.

Behavioral Traits:

  • Must have exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fact paced environment
  • Results-driven
  • Highly responsive
  • Forward-thinking
  • Conscientious
  • Ability to motivate Mining personnel during the shift

How to Apply

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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.