Supervisor - Instrumentation

Requisition Number: 496633
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
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, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.
  • Provide leadership to the Instrumentation team, ensure the FQM way and Safety awareness message is well understood, accepted & practiced.
  • Instrumentation & Field Network support to the Instrumentation Team & Operations group
  • Fault finding & failure analysis of all Instrumentation & Field network devices installed
  • Support the continuous improvement process's & have custodianship of the Instrument change management process & Configuration Data archives
  • Efficient time management of the Instrument Team members to ensure all scheduled tasks are performed & KPI targets met or exceeded
  • Develop & implement PM tasks with input from other team members, Operations personnel, Senior Supervisor & Instrumentation Superintendent
  • Liaise with operations personnel at all levels in order to improve/maintain instrument accuracy & effectiveness
  • Provide technical support to Operations & Maintenance teams. Actively participate in RCA investigations & failure analysis
  • Good computer hardware and software computer skills (Windows 7 & Office 2010).
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Other duties as directed by the Supervisor/Management
  • Instrumentation or Trade qualifications in a relevant field with significant practical field experience
  • Profibus certification or significant field experience
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  • Experience in Instrumentation management & maintenance roles
  • Profibus field device, network configuration & maintenance
  • Siemens or similar PLC's, Simocode motor protection relays, variable speed drive controls & communications.
  • Five years of total experience to have been in a Chemical or Mineral Processing Plant.
  • Previous experience and control of conveyor systems will be an advantage.
  • Previous experience of milling operation and control system on mill will be an advantage.
  • Previous experience of floatation circuits essential.
  • Previous experience in Thickening processes recommended.
  • Exceptional skills in Field Instrumentation, maintenance, fault-finding and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems, preferably Citect SCADA systems will be an advantage
Behavioural Traits
  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Driving quantity
  • Fair & impartial without favour
  • Good communications skills
  • Open & honest
  • Driving attendance
Operational Requirements
  • Standby and overtime where required
  • Prepared to self-train & pass on any new found knowledge
  • Work with suppliers & OEM's to ensure a win win situation that provides the Sentinel team with appropriate on-going support
  • Identify suitable candidates & actively train others in their own role for absence's in the work place
  • Exposure to noise / dust
Advertised: 19 May 2016 FLE Standard Time
Applications close: 26 May 2016 FLE Standard Time
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