Categories : Health & Safety
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.
Duties and Responsibilities :
Firefighting entailing the combating, extinguishing and preventing of fires, and the saving of life and property.
Rapidly and efficiently performing various duties under emergency conditions frequently involving hazard.
Routine duties in the maintenance of firefighting equipment and fire department property
Carrying out the specific orders and directions as received from a superior officer in the normal course of maintenance
duties and in fire fighting
Considerable independence of judgment and action is allowed in circumstances of extreme urgency where referral to a
supervisor for instruction is not possible.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
Grade 12 or equivalent certificate
Advanced First Aid / Basic Life Support Certificates.
Holder of Class C drivers Licence.
Agility and strength to do prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
Ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress and strain.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Physical capabilities :
Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.
Employee will be required to adhere to considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting.
May be required to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull : objects, materials, controls and tools.
Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders, stairways, and work off of platforms.
Will use vision abilities to focus, see short and long distances, colors, depth perception and peripheral vision.
Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to : hard hat, safety glasses / goggles, ear plugs / muffs, masks / respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.
Able to hear (at some dB limit of loss) in order to hear plant alarms, equipment condition, and to receive oral instructions.
Able to see to determine plant operating conditions and to avoid safety hazards.