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

Mine Captain - Blasting

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

  • Responsible for the day to day operation of the Blasting crews on shift in both development and production of a trackless mechanized mine.
  • Be the go-to expert on all aspects of Charging and Blasting, Bogging, Hauling Systems and Methodologies.
  • Responsible for assessment of all activities and processes related to blasting operations.
  • Answers queries and assists Shift Bosses in handling requests related to blasting operations which includes problem solving and judgment.
  • Discusses short-range blasting plans with the Shift Bosses and other stakeholders to ensure they are realistic and achievable.
  • Monitors equipment availability and assess production priorities based on availability of equipment.
  • Provides information to complete summaries of production activities as required.
  • Complies, and ensures compliance, with established methodologies and quality standards related to mine operations while at the same time recommending new or alternate approaches.
  • Participate and/or develop applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Escalate issues requiring knowledge about the broader business impact of decisions. Works as mentor when needed.
  • Assists in preparing reports and completing documentations related to Blasting Operations.
  • Provides assessment of safety and performance outcomes in coordination with the Shift Bosses and Mine Managers.
  • May mentor or train less experienced employees on operating standards, procedures and methods.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and regulations in Mine Operations.
  • Provides training, workplace inspection and safety awareness to contractors and other Operations staff as needed.
  • Maintain a positive and close working relationship with other groups in the mine to ensure smooth mining processes.
  • Ensure that safety and welfare of employees is top priority at all times in the work site.
  • Participate in recommending or executing personnel actions, such as hiring (interviewing), evaluations, promotions and discipline.
  • Perform any other duties as and when assigned by the Superintendent.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade Twelve (12) Certificate
  • Diploma or Degree in Mining Engineering or Equivalent
  • Blasting License holder
  • First Aid certificate holder
  • Valid Driving License
  • Minimum of 6-8 years’ work experience in an open pit mining environment.
  • At least 2 Years in senior supervisory role.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
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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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