First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
about 2 months ago

Junior Software Engineer

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”. Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results. Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Overall Job Purpose:

This role will provide assistance in the design, implementation, commissioning and maintenance of the various components of the control system and report to the Automation and Control Superintendent.

Specific Job Responsibility:

  • Learn and understand the control philosophy of the process plant from a software perspective.
  • Get acquainted with all the field instruments, the operation and function, including the installation and maintenance thereof.
  • Get exposure to network communication, including TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, Profibus-PA and Modbus.
  • Learn and understand the purpose and function of fiber optic, including installation and testing.
  • Attend various courses to broaden their knowledge.
  • Assist and learn regarding; the SCADA / PCS7 related changes.
  • Assist and learn regarding; hardware / field related modifications.
  • Assist and learn regarding; network / field instrumentation
  • Assist and learn regarding; software / hardware modifications.
  • Assist and learn regarding; expert system changes.
  • Any other task as may be delegated upon by the software Engineers.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Basic understanding of control systems, including the function, purpose and advantages thereof.
  • Must be able to use job specific hand tools.
  • Understanding of system drawings, including GA’s, Wiring Schematics, termination diagrams and P&ID’s (Piping and instrumentation diagrams).
  • Basic understanding of computer operating systems and hardware.
  • Basic understanding of databases including SQL.
  • Key Job Attributes:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-disciplined and motivated.
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload.
  • Motivated to learn and deliver innovation at a technical level.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 Certificate.
  • BSc degree in Computer Engineering from a Zambian institute.
  • 1 – 2 years of Experience required..
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Ability to register as a member of Engineering Registration Board of Zambia (ERB).
  • Valid Zambian drivers License.

Method of application

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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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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