Engineer, Condition Monitoring at First Quantum Minerals

First Quantum Minerals

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

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing equipment maintenance strategies, Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) tactics and defect elimination projects in order to improve Mobile Equipment reliability and asset integrity of the equipment to world class standards.


Specific Job Responsibility


1. Actively participate in Reliability improvement programs and root cause failure analysis process of equipment as per requirements

  • Develops analysis methods to determine maintenance demands and reliability of components, equipment and processes
  • Conducts an analysis from a reliability approach of resources required for a particular situation on a case by case basis with consideration given to cost limitations


2. Review and improve PM’s

  • Develop and execute PMO Project “Preventive Maintenance Optimisation” to keep the execution Preventive Maintenance program up to date.
  • Work closely with planners and work execution teams to understand and improve issues related to work instructions.
  • Analyse the performance of the PM’s and their relevance with regards to preventing failure as per conclusions of root cause analysis.
  • Coach and support the execution teams in the development of comprehensive standard jobs.

3. Equipment Strategies

  • Develop and maintain the Mobile Equipment strategies workflow process.
  • Identify the most suitable approach to identify equipment strategies.
  • Ensure equipment strategies are updated based on outcomes of failure investigations where appropriate.
  • Monitor equipment performance on asset health system and take proactive measures to address symptoms of potential failure.
  • Develop and maintain criticality assessments for plant


4. Defect Elimination and Bad Actor Management

  • Develop and maintain a strategic plan for defect elimination and managing bad actors.
  • Develop and support personnel in usage of Reliability based methodology, bad actor identification and maintenance KPI’s monitoring.


5. Oil Analysis

  • Develop and maintain the contamination control strategic plan.
  • Develop and support contamination control specialists.
  • Ensure oil analysis reports are reviewed and acted upon where applicable

as part of Condition based monitoring program


6. Contribute to the management of Health and Safety by;

  • Understands and communicates the company’s EH&S vision, policies and standards to team.
  • Identifies EH&S risks and exposures in the analysis and recommendation for change.
  • Lead the team to take every opportunity to minimise environmental impacts and to use resources as efficiently as possible to promote sustainable development.
  • Contributing to the identification of the significant Health and safety risks of the equipment.
  • Ensuring that health and safety training is completed as required.
  • Attend regular safety meetings
  • Actively promote continuous improvement in safety performance throughout the workforce.


Job Specific Competencies

  • Competency on predictive maintenance techniques, such as: oil analysis, health monitoring, etc.
  • Able to set direction and monitor performance of subordinates.
  • Must be computer literate i.e., MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project.


Experience and Qualifications

  • At least 6 years’ maintenance engineering experience in the mining industry.
  • Proficiency with maintenance and reliability
  • Experience in Mobile Equipment
  • Previous experience with RCM, FMEA, MTA or any other equipment strategy identification methodology.
  • Experience with RCA, contamination control and/or maintenance KPI’s development
  • Degree in role related field
  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 5 O’levels

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