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Project Engineer-Fixed Plant

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs, Project Management Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
Africa, Zambia
North Western Zambia
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
on application
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

The mechanical engineer is responsible for providing project management and maintenance engineering services in the nominated responsible area. They will also be required to ensure that all legislative and statutory requirements are adhered to in the management of mechanical equipment across the designated area of responsibility. This is to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost effective manner while ensuring compliance with relevant procedures, policies, legal requirements and consent conditions.

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build working relationships and service customer needs

  • Identify and implement projects that will have a direct benefit to the business

  • Actively involved in defect elimination program

  • Provide technical assistance and resolution when mechanical or engineering problems are encountered

  • Develop and maintain equipment requirements and ensure maintenance, inspections and tests are carried out as per required schedule.


  • Tertiary qualification in mechanical or equivalent field experience in mine site maintenance and project management

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in the use of a recognized CMMS (Computerized maintenance Management systems) preferably pronto.

  • Experience in management of project teams

  • Must be computer literate i.e., MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Have good communication skills in English language with an emphasis on writing skills.

  • At least 5 years maintenance engineering experience in the Mining/Mineral processing industry.

Behavioral Traits:

  • Able to set direction and a self- starter. Able to work semi-autonomously.

  • Results driven and pays attention to detail.

  • Engages others and develops team to strive towards strategic goals.

  • Learns quickly from past experiences and offers guidance to others.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Good organizer and resource allocator

Other requirements:

  • Prepared to live residentially and work Monday- Friday

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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