Supervisor, Rock breaker at First Quantum Minerals

  • Full Time
  • Kalumbila, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • 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: The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;

  • To work in a team environment.
  • Supervise and manage the team and material requirements.
  • Ensuring shutdowns are planned and executed in a professional manner
  • Ensure the highest possible rock breaker availability possible.
  • Identifying and implementing Improvements in the maintenance and repair of the rock breaker equipment to improve availability.
  • Responsible for all equipment and facilities breakdowns, corrective actions and counter-measures.
  • Minimize rework.
  • A clear understanding of preventative maintenance, strong communication skills and a flexible “can do” work ethic.
  • Assist develop Continuous Improvement and Condition Monitoring effectiveness.
  • Drive availability improvement and attention to detail.
  • Managing on site the team and third party sub-contractors ensuring they complete tasks on time and safely to required standards
  • To keep up to date with and have an awareness of new products and new improved working methods that can add value by improving quality and reducing costs
  • Compliance to work order attachments and documents such as JSA’s, Work Procedure’s, SWI’s, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with Safety and Environmental Management systems, policies and procedures along with ensuring that all risks have been identified, managed and safe working environment is maintained
  • Full compliance with mandatory PPE requirements in all areas of the plant.
  • Other duties as defined by Management.


Job Specific Competencies:
  • Must have a sound understanding of hydraulic systems and repair procedures.
  • Applicant must have a sound mechanical experience background.
  • Must have experience with and have maintained machinery operated or in conjunction with hydraulic systems.
  • Troubleshooting ability on hydraulic systems and machinery
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Time management and ensuring quality service
Key Job Attributes:
  • Thinking Safety
  • Team player self-motivated and conscientious
  • Ability to work with others and achieve objectives
  • Technical skills and be willing to learn and adapt to circumstances and conditions.
  • Organised
  • Must have a mechanical background, and be willing to learn.
  • Must be able to identify and rally necessary resources.
  • Good Communicator
  • Bold initiative
  • Upholding Quality
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
Experience required to perform in this job:
  • Applicant must have 5 years’ mechanical experience with 1 years’ experience in supervising a team of artisans.
  • It is important that the applicant has a firm understanding of hydraulic machinery
  • Must have previous shift work experience.
  • Must have experience with and have maintained machinery operated or in conjunction with hydraulic systems.
  • Experience on crushers and rock breakers will be an advantage.
  • Shutdown Planning and Supervision will be an advantage though not vital.
  • Literacy in M/S Outlook, Excel, Word.


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Diploma in relevant field
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  • Valid Zambian Driver’s License
  • Experience in the maintaining of earth moving equipment is beneficial.
  • Hydraulic systems maintenance knowledge and understanding are highly recommended.