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Metallurgist

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:

  • Conduct plant and/or lab test works aimed at optimizing production in terms of cost and performance.
  • Ensure best decisions are taken to optimize production as per adopted operating strategy.
  • Constant monitoring of flotation streams analyzer, expert system, automatic controllers and ensure they are working efficiently.
  • Liaise and discuss with production Geologist to understand ore feed characteristics to ensure best options are implemented to optimize production.
  • Ensure all flotation reagents are mixed and added at their targeted strength and dosage rates.
  • Collect data through control systems historians and sampling to make ad-hoc decisions.
  • Provide sound reporting on plant operations and improvement projects.
  • Assess opportunities for improvement and drive their implementation.
  • Troubleshoot and address causes of poor performance.

Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in Extractive Metallurgy, Mineral processing and engineering, Chemical engineering or related fields.
  • Experience & Skills:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in mineral processing plants, preferred as a metallurgist (plant or accounting).

Behavioral Traits:

  • Commitment to established SHE standard,
  • Self –motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate operational performance reports in both upward and downward directions.
  • Good leadership and motivational skills, and get work done through others.
  • Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Computer fluency is a must.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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.