Coordinator Larox & Concentrate

First Quantum Minerals

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose

  • The position of maintenance coordinator is to maximise Larox filters / Concentrates plant availability through coordination of maintenance personnel and plant equipment spares to ensure set plant equipment reliability is achieved in a safe environment.
  • This role is responsible for maintaining operational integrity of the Larox filters / concentrate plant and equipment in order to achieve production targets.

Specific Job Responsibility

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;

  • Offer technical guidance to all supervisors under the superintendent to the plant runs efficiently and in safe manner.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work place safety and the safety of your subordinates.
  • Be accurate, methodical, and practical when giving guidance to mechanical supervisors and artisans.
  • Ensure subordinates follow laid down policies and procedures as out lined by management.
  • Enforce compliance to work order attachments and documents such as JSA’s, work procedure’s, SWI’s, etc.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure compliance with safety and environmental management systems, policies and procedures along with ensuring that all risks have been identified, managed and safe working environment is maintained.
  • Enforce good housekeeping practices are maintained by enforcing cleaning up before, during and after every task and not leaving any hazards within the work place.
  • Provide the superintendent with practical suggestions and improvements for the section.
  • Coordinate with departmental team members, as well as process departmental members.
  • Have the ability to plan for shutdowns, arrange materials and manpower allocation in collaboration with planning department.
  • Assist in the proactive identification of repair and maintenance works required, which includes spares sourcing abilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Report ALL safety related incidents / accidents to your supervisor.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Must be familiar with safe working practices.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Knowledge of Pronto will be advantageous.
  • Plant specific experience on hard rock fixed copper processing plants.
  • Previous experience in a large open pit mining, milling and flotation operation will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience with maintenance management systems and RCA will be advantageous.
  • Ability to manage and implement company procedures.
  • Provide feedback to supervisor regarding employee morale and concerns.
  • Ability to create a safety and quality conscious team.

Key Job Attributes

  • Bold, Smart, Driven and Together.
  • Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism.
  • Possesses good organizational skills.
  • Well oriented person.
  • Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers.
  • Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Commitment to reach or exceed maintenance, operational and safety goals.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed.
  • The ability and drive to manage maintenance work in a technically challenging and geographically remote engineering environment.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Larox filter maintenance (artisan).
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a senior mechanical position (supervisor / coordinator / mechanical section engineer).
  • Proven knowledge and experience on Larox filter and concentrates of processing plants
  • Construction and maintenance supervision background, with preference given to direct Larox filters experience.
  • Knowledge of flotation and milling systems will be advantageous.


  • A grade 12 school certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Tertiary qualification in maintenance management will be advantageous.
  • A valid Zambian vehicle driving permit.
  • Registered as a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Registered as a member of the Engineering Registration Board of Zambia (ERB).

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