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

Junior Mine Surveyor

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.

The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in responding to identified survey needs of the company
  • Responsible for the up – keep of survey instruments assigned to him/her
  • Measure key positions vertically and horizontally
  • Assist in downloading data and producing required format for Surpac processing
  • Support the surveyor in measuring defined areas and stockpiles
  • Support the surveyor in reviewing and updating safe operating procedures and instructions as necessary
  • Ensure safety in all work instructions
  • Assist in managing all survey equipment and vehicles to the required standards
  • Ensure that survey services are effectively provided and met
  • Must be able to interpret and implement mine plans and effectively achieve targets and goals.
  • Other duties as directed by the Supervisor


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Degree or Diploma in Geodetic, Geomatic, Land or Engineering Surveying
  • Minimum Three (3) years’ experience as a Junior Surveyor will be an added advantage – preferable in Open pit mine
  • Valid Driving License
  • Experience & Skills:
  • Experience with Robotic Total Stations
  • Experience with levelling instruments
  • Experience with global position systems
  • Excellent team building, communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Behavioral Traits

  • Team Player
  • Honesty
  • Self driven

Operational Requirements

  • Effective communication / comprehension skills – verbal and written
  • Maths Skills – Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure.
  • Basic computer Skills such as Surpac, GPS Controller + TGO, Theodolite software, e.t.c.
  • Physical requirements – ability to bend, twist, stoop, reach, lift materials
  • Work independently with direction
  • Defensive driving course

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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