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13 Oct 2022

Mech, Boilermaker at First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM)

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Job Description

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Job title: Mech, Boilermaker

Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc


Department: Smelter Engineering

Section: Secondary Smelter Mechanical

Position reports to: Supervisor- Mechanical


Direct reports: N/A


To install and maintain plant equipment including converters, chutes and pipes according to drawings. Carry out steel fabrication / repair works, ensure the proper care and maintenance of allocated cutting, welding and tools / equipment under the general guidance of the section’s supervisor/s.

Key Responsibilities

This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Fabrication and repair of steel components including vessels, piping, & chutes.
Use of hand and power tools including: grinders, drilling machines, files and spanners.
Proficient in carrying out arc welding.
Lay out plate, sheet steel, or other heavy metal and locate and mark bending and cutting lines, using protractors, compasses, and drawing instruments or templates.
Straighten or reshape steel plates or structural steel parts, using hammers, jacks, or torches.
Carry out visual and thickness tests on ducts and pipes to locate defects, such as leaks, thinning, or defective sections, so that they can be repaired.
Proficient in the safe use of Oxy-Acetylene cutting torches.
Fabricating Installation of cable racks/bends/supports.
Experienced in handling heavy angle grinders.
Demonstrate sound work ethics
Checks all tools to make sure that they are in good working condition
Can work independently but maintains the direction from the supervisor and section
Preserves welding records in case welding temperature may change suddenly.
Carry out routine housekeeping tasks to make sure that the work area is clean
To undertake such other duties as may be determined by the Supervisor from time to time.


Grade 12 School Certificate
Craft Certificate in Metal Fabrication
Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia


A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience as a Boilermaker in a mining/plant environment
Knowledge of workplace safety, including writing risk assessments and following allocated safe work procedures


Bold Initiative
Driven – quantity & quality
THINK Levels Compliance
Driving Attendance


Able to read, write and communicate in English.
Physically fit and able to work at heights and in confined spaces.
Hard working and self-driven
Prepared to work occasionally in noisy and dusty/gaseous environments
Team player
Demonstrate quality workmanship consistently
Ability to complete work on schedule
Disciplined and respectful towards others
Prepared to work long hours when necessary- Overtime and call out work may be required.
Capable of working in a fast-paced, enthusiastic production orientated environment

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Closing Date : 23rd October, 2022.


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