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 :
Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the area of operation.
Ensure development of toolbox talks topics and safety flash cards are promptly raised, recorded and distributed.
Contribute to and provide assistance as required for daily, weekly and monthly reporting of statistics for the Training Supervisor including KPI's, Daily or Weekly Training Reports, Data Recording
Manage the training records in Skills Tracking database of training completed including :
o Creation and assignment training against operational employees
o Add scoring of training given
o Review training record and closure
o Statistical analysis
o Generation of progress reports
Support the Port and Mine Safety Superintendents to ensure compliance with government responses.
Conduct training of visitor's, vendors, contractors and employee and other personnel who need to safety training
at the mine site.
Identify training and development needs within the organization and develop solutions through visual safety promotional posters, flash cards and training presentations.
Ensure the recording of all safety training events by means of personal filing system and database according to the FQML standards.
Provide high quality training support to the Manager and Safety Superintendents including the provision of information, communications including translations for reports, notices and internal procedures.
Respond to questions and requests from other departments regarding safety training issues.
Identify and implement tasks to constantly improve the efficiency of the training section within the Safety Department office functions.
Develop and implement training programs based on both the organization’s and the individual departmental needs.
Ensure accurate and open communication and co-ordination with a range of individuals across the business.
Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.
Embrace the FQM Way culture of - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Safety Manager or Training Supervisor.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Diploma in Training or related field.
Database skills highly regarded.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organisational skills.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Understanding of the basic principles of cost control and accounting.
Ability to assess and prioritise tasks.
Computer fluency essential with emphasis on MS Office programs and SharePoint.
Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in training and administrative role.
Experience in scheduling and conducting safety training.
Exposure to a complex mining environment highly regarded.
Fluent in Spanish and English