Trainer & Assessor, Simulators

First Quantum Minerals

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose
To train, assess and where necessary offer support to trainees engaged in simulator equipment training. The role will also develop course delivery material and ensure compliance with awarding body standards.

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Developing of role specific training paths.
  • Developing training materials in accordance with FQM standards.
  • Scheduling training events in INX as requested by the client.
  • Conduct field, classroom and e-learning training.
  • Manage trainees that have reported for training.
  • Conduct theory and practical assessments in line with the assessment guideline.
  • Carry out assessments and ensure issuance of relevant certifications.
  • Conducting training needs assessment.
  • Manage both physical and electronic training records.
  • Implement training and assessment schedules.
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment under trainers’ supervision.
  • Conducting planned task observations (PTOs).
  • Ensuring training objectives are met.
  • Ensuring safety and environmental incidents are reported promptly.
  • Submit daily activity training reports.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Must have hands-on experience with surface mobile equipment operations.
  • Knowledge of legislation governing mining safety related to surface mobile equipment (SME) and simulators.
  • Mining regulations knowledge.
  • Training needs assessment 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.

Key Job Attributes

  • Excellent attitude
  • Initiative
  • Detail oriented
  • Team player
  • Able to multitask
  • Able to explain technical concepts to nontechnical employees
  • Commitment to meeting objectives
  • Proactive approach
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Must be smart and driven
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong drive to contribute to copper production
  • Commitment to SHE performance
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Be diligent and thorough in approach

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • At least 3 years’ work experience as a mining SME operator.
  • 2 years as a trainer & assessor, preferably in mining SME simulator training.
  • Mining industry experience preferred.


  • Full grade twelve (G12) school certificate.
  • Certification in SME operations (dump trucks, service trucks, water trucks, etc.).
  • Trainer Advantage Level 1 & 2 certificate.
  • Minimum of diploma in technical teaching/teaching methodology or equivalent.
  • Preferred: training professional registered with TEVETA and valid EIZ licence.
  • Valid SADC manual drivers’ licence.

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