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Trainer/ Assessor, Engineering – Fixed Plant

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Process Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
Africa, Zambia
North Western Zambia
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

1. To provide effective training services, and to assist in ensuring efficient running of the training department operations. 

2. To effectively and efficiently assess trainees’ performances against agreed standards. These to be achieved by: 
• Effectively and efficiently delivering complete and appropriate training and assessment sessions. 
• Efficient identification of training needs.
• Ensuring that administration in areas of responsibility is up to date and accurate.
• Contributing expertise and support to the engineering training department.

Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)  Site: Sentinel

Planning, Scheduling And Delivery

Identification, development, delivery and certification of the Technical Repair and Maintenance training requirements in the areas of specialised Fixed Plant in all areas of the Company's undertakings to agreed standards.  This to be achieved by:

·  Planning, development and delivery of integrated, competence based training programs.

·  Providing and supporting training to agreed schedules.

·  Conducting training needs analyses as required and ensuring validity of training programs.

·  Participating in the recruitment and interviewing of new learners.

·  Facilitating industrial attachments by securing training placements with stakeholders, ensuring that there are satisfactory training arrangements, and that accurate records are kept.

·  Forwarding relevant documents and records appropriately.

·  Compiling and submitting clear and detailed instructions and reports.

·  Completing the course review documentation and contributing to the self-assessment report.

·  DPL: Developing and implementing a specialist fixed plant maintenance assessment system / programme for engineering maintenance staff to assess previously gained training and certification. Includes the documentation of the standards to be used and the recording and retention of assessments completed.

·  Undertaking initial assessments of new learners with no prior training / learning.

·  Identifying learners' abilities, preferred learning styles, knowledge gaps and learning support needs through assessments and observations.

·  Observing and judging performance against the relevant criteria, and assess underpinning knowledge against agreed standards.

·  Providing feedback and support to learners against their performance and progress.

·  Supporting learners in the workplace learning environment, and carrying out directed visits where necessary.

·  Liaising with internal and external colleagues / clients in relation to trainee progress.

·  Carrying out any other duties and responsibilities within his/her capabilities as may be reasonably requested by the Supervisor.

·  Supervising learners in the learning environment and considering the health and safety and safe working practices of that environment

Planning and scheduling appropriate re-assessments in line with operational and mandatory requirements



Relevant trade qualification with 5-8 years' experience in maintenance and repair procedures for all mine fixed plant (Crushers, Conveyors, Mills, Pumps, Flotation, Filtration equipment etc., all processing plant related equipment, boilermaking etc.) is required.

Adult and further education trainers' qualification to NQF level 4 or higher (or equivalent), and at least 4 years' training experience in the same or similar position (preferably in the mining industry).

Skills & Experience:

Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English with the ability to speak clearly and explain complex concepts to an audience whilst holding their attention.

Proficiency in Computer Skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases etc.).

·         Previous experience with a large training organization will be well regarded.

·         Clear and concise report writing skills.

·         Knowledge of recent developments in training and assessing.

·         Outstanding organisational and leadership skills.

Behavioural Traits:

·         Well-developed interpersonal skills are essential.

·         Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills. 

·         Must be detail oriented.

·         Must be able to work under pressure.

·         Must be dependable.

·         Ability to interact with people of different cultures.

·         Self-confident.

·         Good mentoring skills are essential.


·         Valid driving license.

·         Conversant with all relevant health and safety matters.

 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 1.3 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.

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