Area Supervisor


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

The role exists to carry out day to day activities to manage operations within designated areas of responsibility at Sentinel. The role also exists to assist the Shift Supervisor in executing his duties.

Specific Job Responsibilities

Demonstrate and maintain safety according to mine regulations and set standards
Ensure good operation practices.
Ensure that all operators and personnel entering the work area are adequately inducted on site safety procedures/systems and that these are complied with
Ensure compliance of safe mining practices.
Report all substandard/unsafe conditions to supervisors.
Ensure communication is effective and accurately conveyed.
Ensure PPE Compliance among subordinates.
Ensure checklist compliance and handovers are done.
Coordinate Fatigue breaks.
Participate in safety investigations in conjunction with the safety department and implement corrective and preventative controls.
Reporting of accidents, incidents & hazards to the shift supervisor and put preventative measure in place.
Ensure full utilization of equipment in designated area.
Ensure that all equipment is kept in good working condition at all times.
Recovery of bogged trucks as per procedure.
Follow set reporting structures and standards

Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Experience required to perform in this job

At least 5 years’ work experience in a mining environment
Have solid knowledge of road/ramp construction.
Previous experience on tailings facilities will be an advantage.
Ability to operate Laser equipment correctly.


Full Grade 12 school certificate
Minimum Diploma in Mining Engineering or relevant field.
Valid Driver’s license.

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