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Senior Coordinator: Plasticians, Belt & Rubber Workshops

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Mine Supervisor Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Workshop Jobs
Africa, Zambia
North Western Zambia
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

To assist in the activities of the Rubber Ceramic Splicing Section (R.C.S) in order to provide support to each areas Supervisor at the Central Workshop Facility at the Sentinel Minesite. This will involve maximizing synergies to achieve cost savings, continuous improvement initiatives, and the optimization of the assets in each of the sections. Reviewing QA and QC on the splicing of conveyor belts, rubber lining and ceramic installation and repair work. While assisting with systems so the integrity is maintained. This role will assist/support these activities to ensure the application of appropriate levels of safety and productivity are maintained in order to meet safety, cost and productivity targets. The Central Workshop Facilities have been established to provide Repair and Maintenance for the Trident area.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that each section works to a weekly-plan, provide coaching and mentoring to each supervisor as required. Review Weekly plans to ensure that they are realistic and achievable.  Ensure that forward planning is catered for in a forward planning schedule.  Attend all meetings with internal and external service providers as appropriate to ensure planning and scheduling alignment.  Assist with the Development of the Section Capital and Operating budgets.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in the Central Engineering Workshops activities by encouraging and providing input on processes and support to all subordinates.  These wins are to be communicated across the section and key players openly recognized.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for all area team members, including ongoing training and development, performance management, conflict management and crisis management. Ensuring harmonious relationships are maintained throughout the disciplines.
  • To be actively involved in the development and execution of weekly plans for the in-house and external support activities of the Central Workshop sections by assigning priorities to other section supervisors, planners and the maintenance crews carrying out field work to meet the needs of the operation.
  • Actively lead in all section, planning meetings, toolbox meetings, safety meetings and any other activities as necessary to promote excellence in communications.  Liaise with other cross functional sections in order to gain agreement on priorities to enable completion of set tasks in a timely and safe manner.
  • Develop a technical knowledge for the existing plant / equipment and have input with development projects. Managing visiting consultants. Fault finding and failure analysis.
Knowledge, Training and Experience Required:
  • A minimum of an appropriate skill certification and experience with Belt splicing & associated equipment, ceramic tiling & lagging, rubber lagging & poly urethane coatings.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years' experience in a maintenance role.
  • At least 5 years in a senior supervisory role.
  • Experience in high output/large conveyor installations both steel-cord & fabric, rubber lined tanks, agitators & underflow trays. 

Practical/ Specialist Skills:
  • Knowledge of MS Office and Pronto or other enterprise systems.
  • Hands on mechanical trade skills and experience with heavy industrial conveyor belt, rubber and ceramic repair exposure are essential, while basic dogging & rigging highly regarded
  • Previous experience with a managing multi disciples trades would be well regarded.
  • Demonstrable experience with maintenance management systems will be an advantage

Behavioural Traits:


  • The ability and drive to maintain the integrity and reliability of the plant systems whilst ensuring stake holder satisfaction with system performance.
  • Sound analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English

Health, Safety and Environment

Contribute to the management of health and safety risks related to the Central Workshops by:
  • Assisting in the implementing of safety systems and procedures required by the Zambian Mines regulations.
  • Contributing to the identification of the significant health and safety risks and impacts related to the maintenance workshops including those related to identified applicable legislation.
  • Development and implementation  of plans/controls to mitigate significant health and safety risks.
  • Ensuring that the Central Workshops personnel have the necessary competencies, awareness and training to effectively manage the health and safety risks in their areas.
  • Ensuring that incidents related to health, safety or the environment are reported and assist in investigations to identify any additional controls required.

Safety Performance

Ensure that the continuous improvement principles are applied to the Health and Safety programs in your section:

  • Attend and/or conduct regular safety meetings.
  • Ensure the Section builds and uses SOPs relevant to their work.
  • Actively promote continuous improvement in safety performance throughout the workforce.
  • Conduct informal safety audits of tasks being undertaken in your area on a regular basis.

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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