Mine Optimisation Engineer | FQM | | Full-Time

Requisition Number: 504795
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mining

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting optimization manager in duties.
  • Complete all tasks allocated to deadline.
  • Optimization of mining and maintenance through projects and reporting.


  • Undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering.

Experience & Skills:

  • 1 years’ experience in mining engineering position in operational role in open-pit/mining environment.

Behavioural Traits:

  • Leadership skills and experience competing engineering projects/management.
  • Experience with Microsoft office, SQL, Access.

Applications close: 01 Dec 2018 FLE Standard Time

To apply for this job please visit careers.first-quantum.com.