Specialist, Engineering Training

First Quantum Minerals

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose

  • As the Specialist, you will be responsible to lead a team responsible for developing and implementing training programs to enhance the technical competencies and safety awareness of engineering personnel within the Engineering Department. Your role will involve overseeing the design, delivery, and evaluation of training initiatives while ensuring alignment with organizational goals and industry standards.

Specific Job Responsibility and Approximate Time Split

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Supervise a team of engineering trainers, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to ensure their professional development and performance.
  • Delegate tasks effectively, manage workloads, and foster a collaborative team environment.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to enhance team effectiveness.

Training Program Development

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify training needs and priorities based on organizational objectives, industry regulations, and technological advancements.
  • Lead the design and development of comprehensive training curricula, including course outlines, learning materials, and assessment tools.
  • Ensure that training programs are tailored to address specific engineering disciplines and job roles within the department.
  • Develop and enhance TRI’s footprint with regards to online learning including the conversion of all historical learner materials.

Training Delivery And Facilitation

  • Oversee the delivery of training sessions, workshops, and seminars, utilising a variety of instructional techniques and formats to engage participants effectively.
  • Conduct train-the-trainer sessions to equip internal instructors with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver training modules independently.
  • Monitor training sessions to ensure adherence to learning objectives, quality standards, and safety protocols.
  • Formulates teaching outline and determines instructional methods.
  • Develop relevant, value-adding training material.
  • Develop Engineering training curriculum for new and existing employees. Analyse feedback and amend training programme as required and align with the internal documented procedures.
  • Develops teaching aids, such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works
  • All interventions to be aligned with e-learning/online initiatives.

Evaluation And Continuous Improvement

  • Implement evaluation mechanisms to assess the effectiveness and impact of training programs on employee performance, knowledge retention, and safety outcomes.
  • Analyse training data and participant feedback to identify areas for improvement and make recommendations for program enhancements.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in engineering training to continuously enhance training offerings.

Stakeholder Engagement And Collaboration

  • Liaise with engineering managers, HR personnel, and other stakeholders to coordinate training initiatives, align training objectives with organisational priorities, and secure necessary resources.
  • Foster strong relationships with external training providers, industry associations, and academic institutions to leverage expertise and resources for training purposes
  • Co-ordinate Business projects within a standardised training framework.

Facilitate Training Interventions –

  • Facilitates relevant training interventions.
  • Facilitate the transfer of skills and knowledge.
  • Accurately assess skills, abilities and knowledge to determine competence levels.
  • Moderate training interventions and assessments for formal programmes.
  • Tests trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of training.
  • Facilitate induction programme for new staff in Technical Training Department.
  • Monitor and report on training projects and the enhancement of training initiatives
  • Assist and prepare facilitators and assessors with all online related activities when developing programmes.

Performs Tasks Associated with The Administrative and Reporting Requirements of the Function –

  • Assign tasks as scheduled to the Engineering Trainers, supervise daily training tasks and provide all the necessary training tools to help them carry out their duties effectively.
  • Coordinate all sectional Training and Assessment activities and ensure that they are being executed in accordance with the FQM Trident Technical Training systems and assessment guideline.
  • Compile the weekly Training assignment schedule and send to the Technical Training superintendent.
  • Managing staff rosters in line with company policy.
  • Ensure all relevant short term planning is done in line with the company’s training set objectives.
  • Support the Implementation of the document management and Archives Acts for the storing of digital and hard copy documents.
  • Actively manages all financial resources, facilities and assets to ensure maximum benefit, value for money and manageability of risks.
  • Support the development and submission of an annual Workplace Skills Plan and Training report in compliance with the requirements of the Business.
  • Compile and update statistical information with respect to training completed, attendance levels and targets achieved.
  • Prepare reports on the activities of the training interventions and projects outlining objectives and accomplishment of outcomes.
  • Maintain the training information and recordkeeping system, and respond to queries.
  • Ensure reports, correspondence and documentation and information are recorded, processed and maintained in accordance with administrative procedures
  • Support the submission of relevant reports, Annual Training Reports to relevant external bodies.

Safety And Compliance

  • Ensure that training programs integrate safety principles, regulatory requirements, and best practices relevant to the mining industry.
  • Collaborate with safety professionals and regulatory agencies to incorporate safety training modules into engineering training curricula.
  • Monitor compliance with safety protocols and recommend corrective actions as needed to mitigate risks and promote a culture of safety.

Job Specific Competencies


  • Good knowledge of Training tools and guideline (FQM Trident Limited).
  • knowledge of FQM Trident Technical Training policies and procedures
  • An appreciation of the goals and objectives of FQM and Trident Ltd and how they relate to the goals and objectives of Technical Training.
  • An overview of the function of the business area
  • Must have hands-on experience with relevant roles within the Engineering department
  • Mining regulations knowledge.
  • Training needs assessment and analysis skills.
  • Training design skills
  • Training evaluation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Communication skills with good command of the English language.
  • Training material and assessment documents development.
  • Mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and report writing.
  • Knowledge in basic health and safety.
  • Knowledge of training event coordination.
  • Knowledge of e-learning platforms.
  • Good planning skills.
  • Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license

Key Job Attributes

  • Effective communication
  • Ability to influence managers and employees
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Conflict management
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle dynamic and fast paced environments
  • Must possess strong organisational skills

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • Significant experience (8+ years) working in engineering roles within the mining industry, with a focus on training and development.
  • Proven leadership experience, including the supervision of training teams or project management.
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering principles, mining operations, and safety regulations.
  • Strong understanding of adult learning principles, instructional design methodologies, and training evaluation techniques.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using training software, learning management systems, and multimedia tools.
  • Coaching and Facilitation skills
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Certification in training and development is a plus.


  • Full Grade twelve certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field
  • A diploma in technical teaching/teaching methodology or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Training professional registered with TEVETA and valid EIZ license.

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