First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Break Down Planner

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:

  • Assist planning in all emerging work including parts.
  • Execution of the daily planing activities within area of appointment.
  • Alternate planner in the absence of the area planner.
  • Compliance to the work Management process in respect to planning and scheduling work orders withing the required timeframe.
  • Provide relevant and good quality attachments for the work packs to the team members which may include but not limited to JHA's, SOP's, SWI's etc. This includes the updating of any of these documents to ensure they are kept relevant and reflect "best practice".
  • Management of the backlogs within the allowable standard.
  • Open and closing Work Orders in the timeframe allowed.
  • Ensure all necessary parts, equipment, services and documentation to perform the maintenance work are readily available at time of use.
  • Facilitate the development of applicable maintenance routines in line with Maintenance Plan Review/OEM recommendations that promote quality reliable maintenance work.
  • Responsible for up-keep and accuracy of the equipment maintenance history and CMMS database.
  • Assist Area Planner in the preparation of planned jobs to put in the plan.
  • Any other tasks as may be delegated upon by the supervisor.

Experience and Skill:

  • Must be familiar with work practices
  • Minimum 4 years of maintenance experience on mobile machinery environment or acceptable equivalent surface mining or underground.
  • Must have worked with recognised CMMS ( Computerised Maintenance Management System, pronto will be added advantage.
  • Able to read understand and reference maintenance manuels.
  • Prior planning experience will be highly regarded.


  • Must have grade 12 Certificate.
  • Must have EIZ Membership.
  • Heavy Equipment Repair/Automotive Technician or Technologist.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications e.g Excel, word,Microft Project ans PowerPoint.
  • Must have a valid driver's licence and having driving experience for 12 months.

Behavioral Traits:

  • Must be discreet and flexible
  • Must be responsible, focused and self-motivated
  • Ability to interact with people and work cohesively with them
  • Must physically capable of using and moving equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website:

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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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