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

Instrumentation Technician - Smelter

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.

  • Install new Instrumentation ensuring both company and vendor safety and quality standards are adhered to, while ensuring minimum disruption to the processing plant operation and production
  • Understand the control philosophies of high level data coding into the Processing plant PLC and SCADA systems and be able to operate Instrumentation and Control equipment being installed
  • Calibration of all field Instrumentation to the required resolution and accuracy, ensuring the correct hardwired and/or parameter settings for effective functionality with minimal disruption to the processing plant operation
  • Ensuring correctly coded parameters in the PLC and SCADA system for display on the HMI units
  • Ensure adherence to the Companies’ planned and preventative maintenance schedules and procedures
  • Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor

Qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 12 / equivalent
  • Qualified Instrumentation Technician
  • Must have an EIZ certification

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience as an Instrumentation Technician
  • Experience in DCS and SCADA systems, preferably Citect SCADA, and Ethernet Networks
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and PLC hardware skills, preferably on Siemens S7series
  • Working knowledge of Field Bus systems, Profibus and Modbus will be an advantage
  • Experience in Siemens light voltage control systems and Siemens SIMO Code systems will be an advantage
  • Previous experience in IGBT controlled PWM variable speed drives will be an advantage

Behavioural Traits

  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving quantity
  • Driving attendance
  • Operational Requirements
  • Standby duties
  • Working at heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Safety conscious

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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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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