Categories : Engineering, Mining
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.
Providing technical expertise :
The incumbent will be accountable to develop the on the job skills within their relevant team, the primary focus is to support the technical training by ensuring quality work practises are embedded in the tradespeople that they are mentoring.
The incumbent has the responsibility to ensure that safety is the priority of all work undertaken at all times and to reinforce best practice maintenance standards.
The process of mentoring and assisting the trades people on the floor in the areas of quality inspections, defect identification, troubleshooting and diagnosis, adjusting, preventive maintenance and major maintenance change outs.
Solid knowledge of hydraulic systems, power shift transmissions, electronic engine troubleshooting and diagnosis is essential.
Understanding and exposure to major mining maintenance practices is critical to ensure that these practices are embedded into the daily routines of all personnel on the workshop floor.
Participate in the regular reviews of each team’s skills matrix and recommend training for individual based upon recognised shortfalls in the on job performance or perceived gaps in skills
Environment / Quality :
This position is responsible for maintaining product safety, legality and quality.
Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a mine or manufacturing environment operating equipment and able to transfer knowledge.
Auxiliary Equipment knowledge : Heavy earth moving, mining - at least 10 years’ experience on maintaining excavators, graders, trucks, etc.Other :