Superintendent, Mine Services – Cable Handling

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Kalumbila, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Company Name: FQM

Company Summary:

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 “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:
Overall Job Purpose
To be responsible for safe and efficient operation of the section whilst proving a service to the mine operations.
Specific Job Responsibility

Facilitate the technical interface between Mine Operations and Mine Planning concerning service support of electrical equipment relocation, electrical trailing cable route planning, trailing cable management, coordinating fuel bowsers, and coordinating relocation of equipment on low beds in the most cost effective manner with zero or negligible impact to the business.
Managing, planning and effective use of cable trees
Ensure compliance with the requirements of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act and Mines Safety Inspection Regulations in accordance with appointment
Focus on the cost efficient use of all mine services consumables i.e. skids and collections of faulty cables for repairs
Reducing operational damages pertaining to cable handling
Continuous monitoring the daily mine services activities to enhance efficiency and continuous optimization of production operations support
Continuous mentor mine services personnel with the view of improving their skills and efficiency
Demonstrate and promote high standards of housekeeping in the work area and any other area associated with mine services activities
Identify the personnel that require re-training
Perform other duties as directed by the Mine Infrastructure Manager

Job Specific Competencies

Proficiency in Microsoft office
Accident / Incident Investigation expertise
Excellent Administration and Management skills
Excellent organisational, communication, report writing and safety management skills
Ability to work closely with relevant departmental  to ensure that all mine services  needs are met

Key Job Attributes

Ability to work in changing weather conditions
Ability to work in a team and have a good safety culture
Must be able to meet targets and deadlines
Ability to supervise and direct others
Must be able to speak, write and read English
Must be detail oriented and independent
Ability to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity and creativity
Capability to establish and maintain healthy working relationships

Experience required to perform in this job

   Knowledge of safe handling/managing cables, low beds and fuel bowser operations and procedures
    At least 7 to 8 years’ experience in the same or similar position
Knowledge in Basic Health and Safety and First Aid


Degree/Diploma in Mining /Electrical Engineering
Holder of a valid Blasting ticket/ license or a Zambian Statutory Blasting qualification in accordance with the Zambian Mine Regulations Act 1973
Holder of a First Aid Certificate

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