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Control Room Operator – Anode Furnaces at First Quantum Minerals(FQM)

  • Full Time
  • Kalumbila, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

Anode Furnaces at First Quantum Minerals(FQM)

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:

Job title:                                             CRO – Anode Furnaces

Site:                                                     Kansanshi

Department:                                       Smelter Process

Section:                                              Secondary Smelting

Position reports to:                            Shift Controller – Anode Furnaces

Shift Controller – Casting Wheel

Direct reports:                                    Operator – Anode Furnaces

Operate, monitor and control two 500 tons the Anode Furnaces and related plant equipment

Key Responsibilities

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.

  • Ensure that the Anode Furnaces and associated plant and equipment items operate efficiently and safely within prescribed limits to achieve production targets.
  • Ensure that anode copper quality is consistently achieved.
  • Ensure that Anode Furnace refining target times are consistently achieved
  • Respond to alarms and process disturbances in a timely manner
  • Operate safety systems such as Emergency Stop Systems in the event of an emergency
  • Make process adjustments as directed by the Shift Controller and Metallurgists
  • Clearly and accurately communicate the status of the anode furnaces to others, ie. operators, engineering workers, other control room operators (e.g. Peirce Smith Converters and Anode Furnace areas)
  • Maintain an accurate operating log sheet using computerised or other systems
  • Monitor and interpret assay results from process streams
  • Manage process samples and assays as required to control the smelter processes
  • Actively seek more information and assistance from other sources as required to diagnose and correct any problems with operating equipment and processes (e.g. maintenance, metallurgists)
  • Understand and identify all relevant plant equipment items, processes and control systems; be able to explain these clearly to others
  • Train junior operators in the safe and correct operation of Anode furnaces and related equipment items
  • Other duties as directed by the Shift Controller Anode furnaces and Cast wheels



Tertiary Qualification in Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering or Equivalent



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the operation of Anode Furnaces


  • 5 years’ experience in the operation of Anode Furnaces
  • Proficient in the use of computers and standard computer applications such as Microsoft Excel


  • Sound communication skills and the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Responsible and punctual approach to work
  • Ability to follow instructions and to give instructions where required
  • Good at implementing changes in operating practice
  • Systematic monitoring and assessment skills


  • High level of knowledge of plant equipment items and process
  • Good problem solving ability