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

Electrical 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 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support compliance with all statutory, FQM Sentinel standards and procedures through development of equipment strategic operation
  • Ensure risks are identified and managed and a safe working environment is maintained
  • Ensure maintenance activities are conducted in accordance with all statutory obligations
  • Ensure all registered equipment operating in the mine is fully compliant with statutory regulations
  • Ensure all operating plant is maintained in a safe condition
  • Ensure all statutory inspections are included in the area yearly plans and oversee and develop the maintenance information system to ensure that data collection and validation supports operating and reporting requirements
  • Ensure statutory inspections are completed according to schedule
  • Providing reliability and engineering support for RNO electrical departments to improve electrical equipment availability in order to achieve the strategic plans and objectives of the business
  • Developing and coordinating plant condition monitoring and inspection programs, making full use of available advances in risk based integrity management systems and standards
  • Provide engineering support to electrical departments
  • Approve SWI’s and make sure it complies with Zambian statutory regulations
  • To keep all electrical drawings updated/review


  • Must have full Grade 12 Certificate
  • A tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in the use of a recognised CMMS (computer maintenance management system)
  • Must be computer literate i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Must have good communication skills in English language with an emphasis on writing skills
  • At least 5 years’ maintenance engineering experience in the mining/mineral processing industry
  • Relevant field experience in mine site maintenance and project management

Behavioral Traits:

  • Able to set direction and a self-starter.
  • Able to work semi-autonomously
  • Results driven and pays attention to detail
  • Engages others and develops team to strive towards strategic goals
  • Learns quickly from past experiences and offers guidance to others
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with people at all levels of the organization
  • Good organizer and resource allocator

Other requirements:

  • Must be on stand-by as required.

How to Apply

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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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