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First Quantum Minerals
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* Bachelor's degree in any geology or metallurgical related field combined with Master's degree in mineralogy

Experience in optical microscopy (transmitted and reflected light)
* Clean valid drivers' license (essential)

Core Responsibilities:

* Analysis of polished thin sections under transmitted and reflected light using an optical microscope.

Report findings and perform "ground-truthing" quality control checks on outputs

Supervision of thin section sample preparation area and the employees assigned to this area

Involvement in other projects relevant to mineralogy understanding of Sentinel/Enterprise e.g. XRD, XRF programs

Assisting mine geologists with knowledge/understanding required to integrate mineralogical results/interpretations into geological/resource models

Assisting metallurgists with knowledge/understanding required to use results for plant diagnostics

Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor

Expected Deliverables:

* Ensure effective running of the daily mineralogy functions

To effectively supervise other sample preparation staff assigned to the mineralogy section, and ensure that they perform their duties according to standards
* Ensure that the person, immediate environment, team and work performed is accident / incident free

Behavioural Traits:

* Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving

Must be highly detail orientated

Must be motivated towards continuous improvement of systems and data

Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds

Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities

Must be self-motivated

Ability to work independently

Ability to supervise a small support team

Must be willing to locate to and work at a developing site in a relatively remote area

Must have a clean criminal record (essential)

Operational Requirements:

* Competency in all fundamental mineralogical and optical microscopy skills to ensure all work is completely accurately and in a timely fashion
* Ensure adherence to operational requirements and regulations to avoid unnecessary implications

Knowledge and Experience:

* Good understanding of mineralogical concepts and their application to mining in base metal deposits (Cu, Ni)

Proficient in the use of an optical microscope (reflected and transmitted light) as an analytical technique

Strong IT skills; will be required to use Zeiss Axioscope software (familiarisation training available)

Experience with other analytical techniques advantageous (XRD, XRF, SEM)

Demonstrable strong verbal and written communications skills
* Basic Health and Safety knowledge

Closing Date:

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