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

Technician Rotating Equipment – Smelter

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

  • The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and 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.
  • Carry out Online and Offline vibration analysis as set out by the Planned Preventative Maintenance Program. Advises Mechanical Supervisor of any anomalies and conditions.
  • Provides recommendations for faults found, supplies information and data to support decisions.
  • Take ownership and responsibility of implementing a “lubrication sampling” database and ensuring that it is up-to-date.
  • Produce a report of equipment that has problems or trends that could indicate failure.
  • Review and advice changes in procedures and PM work routines, ensuring documentation is correct
  • Participates and assists in the repair and maintenance of plant’s rotating and stationary machineries
  • Provides support to plant preventive maintenance program for fixed and rotating equipment
  • Works with other departments and groups (Mech, E&I, Ops) in a multi-disciplined/multi-cultural environment to optimize use of resources, investigate and determine failures, carry out repair actions and planned maintenance activities.
  • Uses effective decision making processes based on investigative and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Actively participate/initiate a RCA process on significant and repetitive breakdowns and/or
  • Ensure all test equipment and specialist tools are in good working order and have current certification to prevent delays due to lack of equipment.
  • Ensure quality of work through adherence to standards and procedures and sound technical work practices equipment/process failures.


  • Professional Qualification: Candidates will be Degree/Diploma qualified in Mechanical and /or Electrical Engineering awarded by an Internationally Recognised Institute.
  • Advantages: –
  • 2+ years of experience in condition/trending monitoring of systems
  • 2+ years of experience in drawing conclusions from data
  • Experience & TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Mechanical Engineering field
  • Mechanical engineering background with problem solving, ability to draw clear connections between data modeling activities and machine / component failure
  • Experience in Condition Monitoring, Failure Prediction or similar analytics applications.
  • Vibration level 1 certification
  • Lubrication engineering (SAIT)
  • Oil Analysis level 1
  • Rotating Equipment

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of condition monitoring software (all techniques)
  • Support the Condition monitoring team in executing an ultrasound predictive maintenance program to determine the condition of machinery/equipment (analysis and recommendations)
  • Support the Condition monitoring team in executing Motor circuit analysis as part of the predictive maintenance program on the specific mine/plant (analysis and recommendations)
  • Support the Condition monitoring team in executing Conveyor belt scans as part of the predictive maintenance program on the specific mine/plant (analysis and recommendations)
  • Conduct laser alignment to rectify misalignment condition on drive trains
  • Compile a deviation / corrective action report for actions by engineering personnel.
  • Comply to the standardization of a data-based setup and equipment standards system.
  • Give inputs with determining root cause analysis of equipment / component failures

Behavioural Traits

  • Safety orientated person
  • Team player
  • Bold initiative
  • Quality orientated
  • Technical precision orientated
  • Communication driven

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
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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.

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