Hydrogeological Technician at First Quantum Minerals

  • Full Time
  • Kalumbila, Zambia
  • 00 USD / Year
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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:

Purpose of the Role:

To lead, manage, develop, and mentor the Sentinel and Enterprise geology teams, ensuring all geological data is delivered to best practice standards and on time so that all resource, ore control, and geological models are accurately defined. The position holder is to lead the teams in providing support to key stakeholders to ensure all material can be delivered to the correct place and processed optimally by the operational teams. Responsible for medium and long term team strategy and identifying new opportunities by maintaining awareness of industry activity, business objectives, interpreting geological data, and undertaking volumetric/risk assessments.


Specific Job Responsibility:

  • Assist the hydrogeologist with field inspections and monitoring
  • Drill supervision.
  • Data collection at drill rigs.
  • Borehole construction in conjunction with drill contractors.
  • Grouting activities.
  • Monitoring and flow data collection.
  • Geophysical survey traverse marking and managing bush-clearing activities.
  • Pit inspections.
  • Database data inputs.
  • Carry out hydraulic test-work under the supervision of the hydrogeologist
  • Assist with installation and maintenance of borehole infrastructure
  • Assist with hydrogeological mapping.
  • Supervision and logistical coordination of drill-site clearing and pad construction.
  • Ensure that all groundwater related incidents are reported and investigated.
  • Liaise with geology, mine planning, survey and mining operations, where required in order to perform tasks assigned by hydrogeologist.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • Night shift may be required if the need arises.


Job Specific Competencies:

  • Basic Health and Safety knowledge
  • Knowledge of Basic First Aid.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Competency in carrying out hydrogeological operations, under the guidance of the Trident hydrogeologist to ensure safe and stable groundwater conditions.
  • A good understanding of mine safety and hydrogeological practices in compliance with best practice standards.


Key Job Attributes:

  • Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving.
  • Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds.
  • Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities.
  • Ability or willingness to undertake occasional shift work when necessary.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must be highly detail-oriented.
  • Must have a clean criminal record.


Experience Qualifications:

  • Full grade 12 school certificate.
  • Undergraduate qualification or previous open-pit hydrogeological experience not required, but advantageous.
  • Valid drivers’ license (manual) essential.