Senior Foreman, Ancillary at First Quantum Minerals

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

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:


Reporting to the Coordinator, the Senior Foreman, works with the Coordinator and foremen to coordinate the execution of Maintenance works on the Mining fleet.


  • Assist the Area Superintendent and Maintenance coordinator to effectively plan for all maintenance works in the workshop and pit area, ensuring all parts and materials needed are available
  • Assist the Coordinator in Supervising and providing leadership to the crew Foremen
  • Champion quality and provide visible leadership ‘on-the-floor’ in FQM operations
  • Recognize and celebrate achievements and success in the team; provide candid feedback, engage at all levels and lead with a People First mindset.
  • Searches and sorts through the CMMS backlog to ensure all identified backlog work is included in the scheduled planned work.
  • Work hand in hand with the Crew Foremen in Organizing all resources required to execute the maintenance, including in-house labour, contractors, tech support, rental equipment, specialty tools, consumables, etc.
  • Identifies any potential consumable materials issues and works with supply chain to ensure everything required is on site prior to maintenance work.
  • Assist the Coordinator in Coordinating the team to ensure all safety compliance targets are met.
  • Ensure a safe work environment is maintained applying all company policies and safe work practices, demonstrating a strong commitment to the safety of employees
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis on all premature failures. Liaise with other teams in troubleshooting root cause and incident investigations including equipment failures and defects for low impact planned and unplanned events.
  • Coordinate, interpret, report and communicate failure analyses through various data sources;
  • Participate in the improvement of engineering standards, specifications and instructions associated with replacement, refurbishment and augmentation of equipment
  • Assist the section in developing SOP’s and QA/QC Documents.
  • Assist the Coordinator and the superintendent to oversee cost and effectiveness strategies including budgeting, component tracking and the encouragement and development of initiative in subordinate levels.
  • Work hand in hand with the Coordinator and Foreman to Set up workshop tooling best practices.
  • Perform any other duties as required by Management.


  • Minimum Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate in HER/Diploma in any Mechanical field or equivalent.
  • A Degree in Mechanical engineering will be an added advantage
  • Craft Certificate in HER
  • Holder of current Valid EIZ membership
  • Ability to hold a MR207 or 210(1b) Appointment
  • Valid Driving License class B manual or better
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Ability to achieve result is a cross cultural environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.


  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience in a related role
  • Must have vast experience working in an environment with a huge fleet of Heavy Equipment
  • Demonstrable Experience leading Teams of Artisans and Technicians in maintenance works.
  • Ability to understand and interpret oil laboratory analysis results.
  • Experience in Condition based Maintenance.
  • Knowledge of CMMS systems in particular Pronto


  • Proven conflict resolution skills; and
  • Previous experience working in a fast paced, cross cultural environment
  • Past experience as an effective, visible and approachable leader, with the ability to work with a diverse group of people


  • Exposure to dust, heat and noise
  • Advance PC skills and database experience
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies, equipment and procedures.


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