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

Drill&Blast Trainer and Assessor

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:

  • Conduct on the job training on all surface Blast hole Drill rigs and Blasting Training
  • Facilitate off the job classroom Power Point presentations – this includes all compliance/generic courses for all surface blast hole Drill rigs and open cast Blasting Training
  • Conduct theory and practical assessment in accordance with the assessment principles and in accordance with FQML assessment guidelines.
  • Conduct pre-employment assessment in accordance with the company guidelines - Demonstration of prior Learning (DPL) and Recognition of prior Learning (RPL).
  • Coach and mentor operators on the job in order to improve machine operational efficiency and also improve production.
  • Implement Daily/weekly Training assignment schedule as it carries the daily assignment Task for the day.
  • Apply the Training Nomination, Training systems and permit issuance processes.
  • Assists with development of Training Need Analysis (TNA) and training audits as directed by the Senior Drill&Blast Trainer or the Training coordinator.
  • Assist with development of operator learning materials and documentation (Manuals, PowerPoint and assessment tools) as directed by the Drill&Blast Training coordinator.
  • Safe operation of all blast hole drill rigs under your jurisdiction.
  • Report the daily training activities through the Daily Training Log Book and through the Trainer Daily individual report.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Senior Drill&Blast Trainer or Training coordinator.


  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessing/SAQA certificate or equivalent.
  • Certificate in Computer skills (Word, Excel PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Full Grade Twelve certificate.
  • Must possess a valid Zambian Blasting License.
  • Certification in any surface Blast hole Drill rig Operations.
  • Ability to operate and train on Sandvik Driltech D25KS will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to operate and train on RC Drilling will be an added advantage.
  • First Aid certificate will be an added advantage.


  • 2 years plus experience working in the open pit as Drill Trainer/Assessor.
  • 2 years plus experience working as a Drill supervisor.
  • 5 years plus experience as an operator on any surface Drill rig.
  • Knowledge of:
  • General Management procedure (GMP).
  • Scheduling systems using Training calendar.
  • Surface Mobile Equipment Operation.

Skills in:

  • Facilitation, Presentation and caching skills.
  • Drill rig Operation, Training and Assessments.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to speak read and write in English.

Behavioural Traits:

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-directed and self-motivated and can learn quickly.
  • Assertive and results oriented.
  • Organized with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problems solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

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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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