Coordinator Drilling – GET

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 job reports to the Superintendent, Mine Drilling with a dotted line to the Manager, Mine Production. The job exists to ensure the optimisation of the Drilling GET costs through the design and implementation of adequate QAQC systems. The job also exists to ensure propel efficiencies that directly enhance productivity in the Mine Production value chain.


Specific Job Responsibility:

The specific job responsibilities to be performed under this role shall include;

  • Ensuring compliance with guidelines related to safety, environment and production.

  • Identifying opportunities relating to Drilling Operations Ground Engagement Tools (GET).

  • Working with cross functional teams to ensure that drilling data integrity is maintained to the required standard and that the Drilling App’s and data management systems are being updated at all times.

  • Ensuring that the stock reorder points as indicated in the service level agreements with suppliers are enforced.

  • Working closely with cross functional teams to ensure stock accuracy and availability at all times.

  • Ensuring that Drilling Teams adopt and comply with good drilling practices.

  • Developing SOPs and raise PRs as required.

  • Short term and long term planning of GET requirements to ensure smooth operations and minimized adverse impact on production activities.

  • Monitoring and responding to increasing trends in GET costs, and providing solutions to cap the escalation of  GET costs.

  • Any other responsibilities as will be advised from time to time.


Job Specific Competencies:

The specific job responsibilities to be performed under this role shall include;

  • Working knowledge of the KML GET parts, components, equipment etc.

  • Proficient computer technology skills, including the ability to utilize Company authorized software.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with all co-workers, suppliers.

  • Effective team leadership and participation skills as part of the Drilling Leadership Team, assisting where appropriate and requesting assistance when needed.

  • Achieves customer focus by delivering high quality, cost effective service.

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to read materials commonly used in the job function.

  • Basic Pronto knowledge

  • Excellent skill on how to carry out disciplinary procedure.

  • Accident/Incident investigation expertise.

  • Excellent leadership qualities.

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.

  • Basic health and safety and First Aid knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Key Job Attributes:

  • The ability to apply conceptual reasoning to solve new and unfamiliar problems, to analyse problems by testing and forming hypothesis that arrive at correct conclusions and to understand complex concepts and problems.

  • The ability to understand and apply basic principles of mechanics and physics.

  • Attentive to detail. Clear thinking. Precise. Thorough. Systematic

  • Can shift priorities and adapt responses when circumstances demand it. Can handle rapid change. Is open to different points of view and ways of doing things.

  • Able to cope with stress, problems, frustrations. Resilient, persevering, consistent.

  • The ability to perform numerical calculations, identify trends and draw conclusions from numerical data.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the Mining Environment with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Drilling – Ground Engagement Tools (GET) for open pit mine environment.

  • Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent.  Other Training in Drilling, GET or other Mining Certifications will be an added advantage

  • Grade 12 certificate.

  • Knowledge and experience in leading and nurturing high performance teams

  • Knowledge and experience in risk assessment and control systems design

  • Knowledge and experience in managing compliance requirements that are related to the Open Pit Environment and Drilling GET to be specific

  • Valid light vehicle license

  • Valid blasting License

  • Must be a member of EIZ and hold a valid membership certificate.

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