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

Mech Machinist

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

  • 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.
  • Must be able to operate a heavy duty drilling machine.
  • Must measure, examine and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Set up, adjust and operate all basic machine tools such as a drilling machine.
  • Align and secure holding fixture, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto a drilling machine.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of a drilling machine during the drilling process.
  • Must lay out, measure and mark-out mould stocks.
  • Must be able to clean and lubricate the drilling machine, tools and equipment in order to remove grease rust, stains and foreign matter.
  • Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor.


  • Trade test certificate in plant fitting or boiler-making works and apprenticeship served.


  • Candidate should have minimum 3 years’ experience in related field.
  • Ideally having experience in workshop drilling of work pieces.

Behavioural Traits

  • Teamwork
  • Bolder, Smarter & Driven initiative.
  • Thinking safety at all times.
  • Upholding quality – right first time.
  • Technical skill
  • Planning skills
  • Driving quantity
  • Driving attendance
  • Cost saving (i.e – minimise unnecessary overtime & reducing wastage)

Operational Requirements

  • Standby and overtime where required.
  • Exposure to noise / dust / heat.
  • Planning and preparation.
  • Willingness to work shifts occasionally; if necessary.

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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