Artisan, Boilermaker at First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM)

Solwezi, Full Time

First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM)
Location: Zambia
State: Solwezi
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Engineering Jobs in Zambia – First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM) Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

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 œFirst 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. Thats how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on all Hot Metals (ISA, MSEF, WHB, ESP) Smelting equipment
Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on WHB in compliance with legal requirements.
To install and maintain plant equipment including chutes and pipes and cooling water circuits for Tapping Launders, Tapping Blocks and Electrode Columns according to drawings.
Carry out steel fabrication / repair works, ensure the proper care and maintenance of allocated cutting, welding equipment and tools under the general guidance of the sections supervisor/s

The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.
Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on all Hot Metals (ISA, MSEF, WHB, ESP) Smelting equipment. The Maintenance Boiler-making and Metal Fabrication activities will include but not be limited to:

Maintaining Vibrating feeders, Bins, Feed and Discharge Chutes.
Maintaining WHB boiler Piping/Valves and Rapping Systems.
Maintaining hot metal Tapping and Plugging Machines
Maintaining MSEF Electrode Columns including electrode Paste Casing Additions.
Identifying and implementing Improvements in the Smelter Plant.
Maintaining Belt and Drag Chain Conveyors.
Maintaining molten metal launders and tap blocks with their associated cooling water piping networks  General Fabrication of Chutes, Liners, Piping Systems, and Plate work development and assembly.
Identifying of equipment defects, troubleshooting and rectification of identified defects.


Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate
Craft Certificate or equivalent in Boilermaking/Metal Fabrication
Currently or Previously Certified in Tig and Mig Welding by Alfred H Knight
EIZ Certification


Minimum 7 Years experience in the maintenance of Smelting Plant Equipment or similar.
Knowledge of procedures for routine equipment inspection and maintenance
Knowledge on the Water Cooling Systems circuitry of the Waste Heat Boiler, Furnace Launders and Tapping Blocks
Knowledge of the safety requirements when working on Waste Heat Boiler Piping/Valves/Cooling Panels, Furnace Tapping and Plugging Equipment, Furnace Launders and Furnace Cooling Water Circuits
Knowledge on the associated equipment upstream and downstream of the primary smelting furnaces
Plate work and Pipe work pattern development and fabrication
Reading and Understanding of issued for construction (IFC) basic Fabrication drawings including preparation of a material schedule.


Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability
 Bold Initiative
Thinking Safety
Upholding Quality
Good Technical Skills
Driving Quantity
Driving Attendance
Good Hand-on experience
Dynamic, Driven, Smart


Standby work required
Overtime when necessary
Exposure to dust, heat, and noise
Working in a Hot Metal Environment
 PC Literacy

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 1st September , 2022.