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Superintendent, Mining Training

Job Field:
Human Resources Jobs
Training & Development and Education Jobs
Copper, Mining, Open pit
Zambia All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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To design, execute and evaluate a wide range of production and maintenance competency-based training programs which include Safety, Environmental and FQM way.

Technical Accountabilities

* Design and execute a range of off job and on the job competency based training programs in order to meet Mine Operations’ training and development needs.
* Evaluate competency based assessment outcomes; ensure that all off and on the job programs are professionally conducted and that quality standards are met.

Cost Management & Reporting

* Coordinate inputs for the business unit during the budget preparation process for senior management.
* Provide day to day management of the budget to ensure compliance with budget and forecasts highlighting any variances to management.
* Manage and report on controllable cost drivers such as attendance, overtime, equipment hours, task assignment, work performance and consumable items to meet budget targets.

Compliance / Quality Control

* Promote and adhere to appropriate internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards.
* Consistently maintain a high quality of work across all allocated functions.
* Provide input/informed commentary, improvement opportunities and areas of risk to management.

Safety and Environment

* Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental and Social Responsibility awareness.
* Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety, and environmental and Social Responsibility practices.
* Identify potential hazards and ensure action is appropriately taken.
* Maintain a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.

Staff Management

* Provide day to day management acting as a technical reference point and mentor for staff to ensure work outputs are in line with strategic and business plans.
* Monitor performance and develop review plans for all direct reports.
* Conduct formal career development discussions with employees to identify development opportunities

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


* BS degree with formal qualifications in Training and/or Learning Development (preferred)
* Formal qualifications in training eg. Certificate in Workplace Assessor and Training or the ability to obtain.


* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability.
* Strong ability to work in a "team" environment;
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment;
* Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment


* 10 years of relevant experience in training and / or development in a mining environment.
* 5 years management experience, including staff supervision, budget management, strategic planning and evaluation.
* Previous experience implementing a training and / or learning & development system or package.
* Full job description will be available upon request

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