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

Condition Monitoring & Reliability Engineer

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 specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;
  • Develop team and build working relationships - Set direction and pace of the team by translating organizational goals , Due to the service nature of the position, build strong and effective collaborative relationships with others internal and external to the department, Build and develop team talent.
  • Equipment Strategies - Develop and maintain the equipment strategies workflow process, ensure equipment strategies are updated based on outcomes of failure investigations where appropriate, Develop and maintain critical assessment for section Identify the most suitable approach to identify equipment strategies.
  • Lead the Field Inspector routines and condition monitoring routines like; Operator inspections, Pre-PM inspections, PM Inspections, Post-PM audit inspection, Machine system performance test.
  • Defect Elimination - Develop and support personnel in usage of RCA methodology.
  • Condition Monitoring Programme - Identify the most suitable PdM technology to implement and importing of equipment generated data Develop and maintain the condition monitoring workflow process; Identify the most suitable PdM technology to implement and importing of equipment generated data;
  • Develop and support condition monitoring technicians.
  • Fluid Management and Analysis- Organize and scheduling oil sampling, magnetic plug inspection, filter, breather, strainer, screen inspection and fluid consumption are reviewed and acted upon where applicable as part of CBM programme; Develop and maintain the contamination control strategic plan.
  • Implement data reporting tools - Develop and maintain the data summarizing and reporting tools and new technology implementation strategic plan where applicable.
  • Suppliers -To discuss condition monitoring services that may not be able to be provided on site.
  • OEMs - To investigate issues of concern and monitor points and trigger levels.
  • Monitor and improve condition monitoring data collection - Investigate application of new PdM techniques and/or expand application of current PdM techniques; Monitor the performance and application of PdM techniques for condition monitoring; Identify opportunities to automate condition monitoring through the usage of new technologist.

Experience & skill:

  • Experience in the use of a recognized CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems) preferably pronto.
  • Competency on Condition Monitoring and Reliability as well predictive maintenance techniques, but not limited to: oil analysis, vibration analysis, NDT, thermography and health monitoring.
  • Have good communication skills in the English language with an emphasis on writing skills.
  • At least 5 years of maintenance /engineering experience in the mining/mineral processing industry.
  • Detailed knowledge of HSE systems and displays leadership in driving incident free operations.

Behavioral Traits:

  • Must be discreet and flexible.
  • Must be responsible, focused and self – motivated.
  • Ability to interact with people and work cohesively with them.
  • Must physically capable of using and moving equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision.

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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.

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