Supervisor, Flotation and Concetrate

First Quantum Minerals

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose:

The role exists to provide supervision to maximise plant availability through, maintaining operational integrity of the plant & equipment in order to achieve production targets.

Specific Job Responsibilities

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

  • To work on associated Krebs Cyclone Feed Pumps MILL MAX, 20’’ X 18’’, 26’’ X 22’’, Piping, Cyclones Etc.
  • Maintenance on Conveyors including conveyor and belt magnets
  • Hydraulic systems maintenance will be an advantage
  • Ensuring shutdowns are planned and executed in a professional manner
  • KPI 97% plant availability
  • Identifying and implementing Improvements in the Process Plant.
  • Minimize rework.
  • Assist develop Continuous Improvement and Condition Monitoring effectiveness.
  • Drive availability improvement and attention to detail.
  • Managing on site the team and third party sub-contractors ensuring they complete tasks on time and safely to required standards
  • Responsible for all equipment and facilities breakdowns, corrective actions and counter-measures
  • To keep up to date with and have an awareness of new products and new improved working methods that can add value by improving quality and reducing costs
  • Compliance to work order attachments and documents such as JSA’s, Work Procedure’s, SWI’s, etc.
  • 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
  • Full compliance to mandatory PPE requirements in all areas of the plant.
  • A clear understanding of preventative maintenance, strong communication skills and a flexible “can do” work ethic.
  • Other duties as defined by Management.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Time management and ensuring quality service.
  • Troubleshooting.

Key Job Attributes

  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • Ability to work with others and achieve objectives
  • Team player
  • Organised
  • Good Communicator
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking Safety
  • Upholding Quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Mining Fixed Plant Maintenance with at least 5 years leading a team of Mechanical Fitters, Boilermaker.
  • Must have previous Shift work experience. Preferably at Supervisor level.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of FL Smitdh Mills, Metso cone crushers and Thyssen Krupp Gyratory Crushers, Compressors, Blowers and Flotation cells (Concentrators). Sump Pumps, Warman Slurry Pumps and associated equipment.
  • Must have experience on Jaw Crushers, Appron Feeders and Larox filter plant
  • Must have previous Shutdown Planning and Supervision.
  • Literacy in M/S Outlook, Excel, Word.


  • Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Mechanical Craft Certificate or equivalent as a minimum.
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Valid Zambian Driver’s License.

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