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Ore Reconciliation Geologist

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Discipline:
Data Analysis/Data Management Jobs, Geologist Jobs, Modelling and Software Jobs, Resource Geologist Jobs
Minerals:
Mining
Country:
Africa, Zambia
Region:
North Western Zambia
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
02-Sep-16
Recruiter:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:
497973

To support the mining technical section in ensuring ore is delivered as planned by measuring, monitoring and controlling each of the key mining stage gates.


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

Core Specific Responsibilities 

  • Oversight of geological database, ensuring all data quality and validity
  • Measure, monitor, and control correct material going to the correct place
  • Drive initiatives to minimize the impact of ore dilution, loss, or misclassification
  • Integrate geological data and model data with Centric, ProVision, Modular and survey systems as well as to ensure that personnel are recording, monitoring and controlling ore for best practice reconciliation
  • Collaborate with Ore Control shift geologists and dispatchers to drive improvements in ore control
  • Support Principal resource geologist with key functions
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Expected Deliverables

  • Quality data, safely collected and securely stored
  • Timely integration of geology data with required mining systems
  • Continuous improvement in measuring and data collection systems
  • Timely communication of reconciliation results, particularly deviations
  • Support operational efficiencies for maximising profitability by ensuring the correct material is sent to the correct place.

Operational Requirements           

  • Good understanding and exposure to resource geostats would be advantageous
  • Excellent understanding of production and operational geology needs
  • Competency in handling data base problems and ability to use updated data base systems

Knowledge and Experience required to perform in this job

 The Ore Reconciliation Geologist will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • At least 3-5 years of technical experience working within the mining industry
  • Exposure to database and resource modelling best practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, technical and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with QA/QC procedures
  • Have a sound statistical understanding
  • Must have excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Basic commercial and/or finance knowledge (advantageous)
  • Basic Health and Safety  knowledge                                                                                    
  • Knowledge of Basic First Aid                       
  • Experience of server management
  • Excellent driving skills (essential)

Qualifications (required for this job)         

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology
  • Some background in database management, modelling and geostatistics would be advantageous
  • Valid driver's license (essential)

Behavioural Traits           

  • Must be detail oriented and have sound judgment in assessing mining related opportunities (database skills and a sound statistical understanding)
  • Must have excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to build strong, sustainable relationships
  • Must have an eye for industry trends
  • Must be a good team player
  • Ability to communicate effectively

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.

Closing Date:
28/09/2016

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