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Laboratory Analyst

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.

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Laboratory Technology or related Fields.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.

Core Specific 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.
  • Carryout particle count and ferrous monitor in lubricants using direct imaging on the laser Net instrument.
  • Carry out elemental analysis in lubricants using the SpectrOil 100 series analyser.
  • Carry out kinetic viscosity measurements at 40oC using the portable viscometer.
  • Carry out chemical analysis of lubricants using the infra-red spectrometer fluid scan.
  • Standardize and calibrate the entire minilab 153 machines.
  • Understand TruVu Database & Management.

Expected Deliverables

  • Results uploading using TruVu 360
  • Daily progress report of samples tested
  • Clean and maintain the minilab 153 instruments on a daily basis before and after use
  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Manage and maintain good housekeeping of the oil Instruments room
  • Prioritize workloads and ensure that turnaround time obligations on analysis are met
  • Ensure good communication with co-workers and superiors during shift
  • Maintain discipline in the section
  • To perform any reasonable task as instructed by Shift Chemist/Chief Chemist

Behavioural Traits

  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to meet work & report targets on time
  • Potential to resolve problems efficiently
  • Must be responsible, focused and self-motivated

Operational Requirements

  • Ensuring that duties are performed according to accepted standards and regulations.
  • Providing timely and accurate support.

Knowledge and Experience

  • The Laboratory Oil Analyst will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Excellent in use of analytical instruments for the minilab 153.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Mine Site Laboratory.
  • Knowledge in Excel.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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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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