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Manager- Production (Zambia)

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 incumbent 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.
  • Drive standards of safety and environmental behavior and performance.
  • Monitor compliance with the requirements of applicable legislation and business requirements to ensure adherence.
  • Develops and reviews plans and systems (both technical and management) to achieve and improve mining KPI's (mining to plan).
  • Set and manage KPI's for direct reports to achieve operational objectives.
  • Coordinate work place inspections to identify conditions or practices that have the potential for loss.
  • Immediately correct substandard conditions and practices to minimize employee accidents, property and environmental damage.
  • Manage and control mining and production activity to achieve economic targets as planned
  • Be responsible for all Regulatory sign on and filings.
  • Actively manage staff and contractor relationships to optimize performance, reliability and cost.
  • Manage other key internal and external relationships as required, including the Mining Authorities.
  • Ensure that an appropriate structure is in place to deliver optimal performance at the mine.
  • Manage / facilitate all operations and mine-related projects as appropriate.
  • Ensure adherence to standards and procedures in all areas of operations.
  • Manage and control OPEX and CAPEX in accordance with approved plans.
  • Be responsible for efficient asset management including the development and management of a timely adherence of maintenance program across all production assets
  • Deliver required BCM’s and grades as in accordance with the mine plan and budget, and deliver yields as per budget.
  • Recommend relevant benchmarks and identify the best practice leading to these and the improvement activities required to achieve and exceed them.
  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Active workforce planning including succession planning for Zambian employees.

Qualifications

  • Relevant Degree in Mining Engineering or similar
  • Registered with EIZ
  • Current Mining & Blasting certificate
  • Experience
  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in mining of which at least 5 years should have been in a senior level production management and at least 5 years in opencast mining.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing a large diversified and multicultural professional team.
  • Experienced leader in managing Safety, Health and Environmental aspects with the ability to create a positive culture.

Behavioural Traits

  • Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism.
  • Possesses good organizational skills.
  • Good oriented person.
  • Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers.
  • Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Commitment to reach or exceed production, operational and safety goals.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed.
  • The ability and drive to manage production work group in a technically challenging and geographically remote environment.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.

Operational Requirements

  • Standby work required
  • Overtime when necessary
  • Exposure to dust, heat and noise

How to Apply

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Solwezi
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.