Geologist at First Quantum Minerals(FQM)

  • Full Time
  • Solwezi, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 000

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:


The Mine Geologist plays a pivotal role in overseeing pit ore control within the Mining Technical Services Department. Responsibilities include; identifying geological formations, making critical ore-related decisions, and providing geology-related services to support mining operations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate proactively within the Mine Production Geology team to ensure safe geological operations and equipment usage.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of quality ore to the processing plant.
  • Conduct geological mapping of the pit in conjunction with grade control drilling data.
  • Provide accurate grade control models to optimize mine planning.
  • Supervise ore mark outs and selective digging to minimize dilution and contamination.
  • Collaborate with Mine Planning Engineers to ensure quality ore feed to the processing plant, including stockpile drilling and sampling management.
  • Conduct ongoing reconciliations to assess performance and drive continuous improvement.
  • Train and mentor geological technicians, Ore Controllers, miners and drillers in geology relevant to their roles.
  • Contribute to achieving budgetary and performance targets of the MTS team.
  • Promote innovative solutions and continuous improvement to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Undertake any additional roles assigned by the Senior Geologist / MTS Managers.


  • Bachelor of Science (Geology) or Bachelor’s degree plus Honours in Geology, Mining Geology or equivalent


  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in Production Geology, or equivalent in Exploration/Operations

Behavioural Traits:

  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Safety mind-set
  • Commitment to quality
  • Strong technical acumen
  • Drive for efficiency and productivity
  • Punctuality and attendance focus

Operational Requirements:

  • Valid Zambian drivers’ license – Held for more than 12months
  • Comfortable with exposure to dust, heat, noise, and chemicals.
  • Understanding of and ability to conduct and report on Industrial Hygiene requirements.
  • Proficient in technical software such as Surpac, Datamine, or Mapinfo/Leap Frog 3D.
  • Familiarity with LIMS systems is advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Detail-oriented with a knack for problem-solving.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment with a methodical approach to tasks

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