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2 Aug 2022

Operator, Crusher 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 Purpose

To work in conjunction with the Control Room Operator by continually checking the circuit, performing field work as required to ensure continuous crusher operation and preventing and acting on spillage. To act as relief Control Room Operator.

Specific Job Responsibility

Area of responsibility is all equipment between crusher commencing downwards from the top of the spider arms, and all conveying systems up to point of discharge at pit top bin, inclusive of the head pulley.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Wear of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Follow First Quantum Minerals Trident Limited safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Undertake any ad hoc or non-routine requests assigned Superiors.
  • Ensure the crusher is shut down and started up safely and quickly without spillage.
  • Complete operating checks according to instructions given by Superiors and deliver to the Supervisor prior to end of each shift .
  • Spillage and equipment integrity checks.
  • Keep crushing area clean by cleaning up spills as they occur.
  • Complete conveyor checks according to instructions given by the Supervisor and deliver to the Supervisor prior to end of each shift.
  • Inspect the circuit regularly and report all spillage, leaks and holes.
  • Respond appropriately to conveyor tips.
  • Escalate for advice and /or approval.
  • Complete shift handover.
  • Protect crusher sump from spillage.
  • Keep the crusher sump empty of slurry.
  • Clean up if spillage occurs inside the bund area.

Key Job Attributes

  • Initiative
  • Strong drive to maximise production and improve- the circuit operations.
  • Commitment to Safety, Health, Environment and Compliance (SHEC) performance
  • Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability for circuit operations.
  • Ability to work and manage problems/actions across the timeframe of one shift
  • Possess ability to analyse and understand metallurgical and equipment information
  • Be diligent and thorough in approach
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • English language fluency

Work Experience

At least one (1) year of experience in processing plant, preferably in copper production.


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum of Diploma in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering
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Method of Application

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Closing Date : 5th August, 2022.


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