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8 Mar 2019


Job Description

Requisition Number: 505356
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mining

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established and growing mining and metals company currently operating four mines and developing projects worldwide. Our aim is to become a globally diversified mining and metals company.

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.

We currently produce copper cathode, copper in concentrate, nickel, gold and sulphuric acid.

First Quantum’s current operations are the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia, the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania, the Kevitsa nickel-copper-PGE mine in Finland and the Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine in Australia.

When our current projects are in operation, we expect we will be able to triple our annual copper production capacity and be positioned within the world’s 10 largest copper producers.

Sentinel is the first mine to be developed at the Trident project in the North Western Province of Zambia. The project comprises five large-scale mining licences and significant geological potential exists for expansion of operations, including the Enterprise nickel mine announced in December 2012. First Quantum is investing US$1.725-billion at the Sentinel mine and construction remains on time and on budget. Plant commissioning will commence in mid-2014 and copper production is expected reach 280 – 300,000 tonnes per annum.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complying to a 3months medium range plan within the short range weekly and daily plan
  • Work directly and integrating with other mine planning disciplines
  • Controlling of a plan to ensure maximum and compliance to a plan formulated
  • Using mine planning software to schedule weekly and daily plans
  • Communicating the plan consistently to drive the agreed outcome
  • Haul route optimizations

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in an open pit mine planning role
  • Strong IT skills/computer literacy
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills

Key Behavioural Skills:

  • Must be highly detail oriented
  • Must have exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness to own a plan and ensure execution to the finest detail
  • Ability to work independently and without supervisor
  • Must be self –motived and automatically self -checking

Other Requirements

  • Competency in Surpac and Mine Sched software packages will be definite advantages
  • Valid Zambian driver’s license

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Applications close: 18 Mar 2019 FLE Standard Time
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