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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:

Purpose of the role:

  • To install and maintain planned and unplanned plant equipment. The incumbent will perform maintenance activities in a safe and effective manner with the aim of delivering results that meet quality standards and company expectations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Structural repairs and alterations.
  • General fabrication
  • Full welding skills
  • Use oxy and Acetylene cutting torches.
  • Able to read and work from schematic drawings.
  • Inspections of components to determine reliability.
  • Assist in maintaining the availability of the fleet through effective preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Take reasonable precautions as stipulated to minimize hazards to other personnel and equipment during the course of the work
  • Provide feedback to the management on issues identified, progress of jobs and planned work.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Supervisor

Job Specific Competences

  • Have a sound knowledge of metal types.
  • Have a sound knowledge of welding processes and electrodes and welding wire.
  • Have a sound knowledge of how to handle equipment and materials.
  • Able to interrupt complex Fabrication drawings
  • Experience with heavy fabrication
  • Fixed and Mobile plant experience
  • The welding of aluminium and cast iron
  • Oxy lancing
  • Air arc gouging
  • Welding with gas and gasless welding wires

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • A minimum of a Craft certificate in Metal Fabrication. Higher qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Must be a current member of EIZ.
  • 3 years’ experience in the mining industry in a similar role

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