Supervisor, Line Boring

First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

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:

Overall Job Purpose:
The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Carry out planned maintenance jobs as per OEM Standard and work order completion.
  • Maintain high standard in Machining, Milling and Line Boring Maintain excellent customer relations through frequent communication.
  • Knowledge of general Line bore machining equipment.
  • Ability to set up machines and machine job.
  • Machined parts are within specified tolerances.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency.
  • The ability to use inside and outside calipers and micrometers.
  • Prepare accurate service and repair reports in a timely manner.
  • Comply with safe working standard in the rebuild workshop Demonstrate safe, environmentally sound and healthy work behaviors at all times.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance and calling for repairs.
  • Keep supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipts.
  • Repair and service all Plant equipment products within the established standards.
  • Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor.
  • Any Other Duties, as per instruction from Direct Line Supervisor.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Troubleshooting.
  • Standby work required.
  • Overtime when necessary.
  • Exposure to dust, heat and noise.
  • PC Literacy.
  • An understanding of the cultural and political environment.
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Valid Silicosis certificate.

Key Job Attributes:

  • Problem Solving.
  • Teamwork.
  • Bold initiative.
  • Thinking and working safety and safely.
  • Upholding quality.
  • Technical Skill.
  • Driving quantity.
  • Driving attendance.

Experience required to perform in this job:

A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience as a qualified Artisan Machinist and Line Boring Experience.


  • Grade 12 certificate.
  • Diploma in Machining from recognized institution.
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Valid Driver’s license.

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