Junior Network Engineer

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.

Purpose of the role:

To be responsible for designing, supporting and maintaining Rajant Kinetic mesh and Kenwood (Two way) networks on site.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and provide network systems and administration services including designing, building, tuning, backup and recovery
  • Provide technical support on the network infrastructure
  • Provide technical consultation in the design and development of infrastructure network systems to ensure a robust and stable environment.
  • Responsible for the repair and Optimization of the Mine’s Private Radio Network.
  • Ensure timely management of all radio repeater stations on site – as well as installation, programming and repairing of all user equipment on site.
  • Conduct repairs of the Mine’s Pit Rajant Mesh Network (Production Network).
  • Ensure that all Repair and Installation of WENCO fleet management system on all Mining Hauling Machines are done on time.
  • Installation and repair of Driver Safety System (DSS) on all Mining hauling machines.
  • Repair of Avigilon CCTV systems around the Mine Site.
  • In charge of repair and installation of Brigade systems on all Mining haul trucks.
  • Develop all supporting technical documentation to facilitate consistency and quality of installations, systems upgrade and recovery/ repair.
  • Develop and implement processes to assist with problem management, change management and performance monitoring to support effective operational management.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Experience

  • Strong CISCO networking skills in Routing & Switching
  • Experience in management with skills to develop network Infrastructure
  • VLAN and spanning tree implementations
  • Competent in Sub netting and VLSM
  • High standardized documentation skills aligned with local and group services requirements
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues within an IPv4 environment including fault finding possible TCP port issues at edge firewalls and escalating accordingly
  • Competent in completing Copper cable terminations
  • Competent in splicing of fiber optic cables
  • Responsible for the repair and Optimization of the Mine’s Private Radio Network.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer science, Telecommunications or Electrical/Electronic with a STRONG bias in networking.
  • Should be a Cisco certified network associate (CCNA)
  • Experience in Rajant and Kenwood radios would be given higher preference

Method of Application

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