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Flotation Operator

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Chemical Engineer Jobs, Metallurgist Jobs, Process Jobs, Process Control Jobs
Africa, Zambia
North Western Zambia
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
on application
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

The role reporting to Flotation Shift Supervisor, is to operate in a safe manner one or more sections of the Sentinel and Enterprise Flotation circuit, composed of conventional and non-conventional roughing and cleaning circuits

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Operator is expected to deliver consistent, stable results in terms of concentrate grades and recoveries in interaction with other team members
  • The Operator has to ensure safe and adequate operation of equipment as well as supporting delivery thereof to Maintenance activities
  • Maintain high housekeeping and safety standards
  • Compliance to HSE requirements and reporting/correcting defects and unsafe conditions
  • Monitor, assess and correct internal KPI to a flotation circuit.
  • Fill and ensure accuracy of required log sheets
  • Conduct thorough and accurate shift hand overs
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Flotation Shift Supervisor

Qualification, Experience & Skill:

  • Diploma in Metallurgy / Chemical Engineering or technical equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Flotation Operational experience in Copper Sulphide ore processing plant is required
  • Operational experience in large concentrators is a plus

Behavioural Traits:

  • Sense of initiative and ownership
  • Safe, smart, result-driven, driven attitude
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and pro-active in manner
  • Persistent, diligent and thorough approach
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain discipline in stressful environments
  • English language fluency

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is an established and growing mining and metals company currently operating four mines and developing projects worldwide. Our aim is to become a globally diversified mining and metals company.

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.

We currently produce copper cathode, copper in concentrate, nickel, gold and sulphuric acid.

First Quantum’s current operations are the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia, the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania, the Kevitsa nickel-copper-PGE mine in Finland and the Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine in Australia.

When our current projects are in operation, we expect we will be able to triple our annual copper production capacity and be positioned within the world’s 10 largest copper producers.

Sentinel is the first mine to be developed at the Trident project in the North Western Province of Zambia. The project comprises five large-scale mining licences and significant geological potential exists for expansion of operations, including the Enterprise nickel mine announced in December 2012. First Quantum is investing US$1.725-billion at the Sentinel mine and construction remains on time and on budget. Plant commissioning will commence in mid-2014 and copper production is expected reach 280 - 300,000 tonnes per annum.

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