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

In order to facilitate overall management and compliance with the provisions of the mining Regulations 215.The day to day management and operation of activities within your designated area of responsibility. To assist the Shift Supervise in carrying out his duties.

Specific Job Responsibility

PPE Compliance.
License Compliance.
Work place safe declaration.
Enforce daily and monthly safety talk topic.
Checklist Compliance.
Fatigue break management & sign off ensuring compliance to procedure – collection of Fatigue registers, Daily inspection of fatigue procedure compliance
Conduct daily, weekly & monthly Inspections
Reporting of accidents, incidents & hazards.
Assist in accidents and Incidents Investigations.
Assist with management and supervision of the Load & Haul Rock Breakers.
Supervise (where required) and inspect operations at the waste dumps, low-grade dumps and live crusher stockpiles.
Assist the Shift supervisor to ensure all equipment to be serviced is ready and washed on time.
Ensure the laser Level is charged, available and distributed to the area supervisor is required.
Ensure chock blocks are available, and stand well kept, chock trucks as necessary.
Support the manning of trucks where required to ensure utilisation standards.
Trolley utilisation observations – As required by Shift Supervisor, follow up on trolley usage and observe the use of trolley daily
Blasting Clearance – Assist with any transportation of personnel during blasting
Cones LV & Cable – Ensure cones are present at loading areas and assist with distribution
Lighting Plant Relocations – Daily check of lighting plant availability, location and relocation requirement
Assist shift supervisor with tyre damage investigations
Any other tasks as may be delegated upon by the Shift Supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications

At least 3 years’ work experience in a mining environment
Prior experience in the mining industry will be an added advantage.​
Full Grade 12 school certificate
Minimum Diploma in Mining Engineering or relevant field.
Valid Driver’s license. ​

Key Job Attributes

Detail Orientated
Problem Solving
Must possess Excellent communication skills
Problem solving skills
Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned
Ability to multi-task
Conflict resolution
Must be an active listener
Must be a good team player
Ability to make precise judgment and decisions
Ability to delegate as and when need arises
Must be able to effectively manage time
Must be smart
Commercial awareness

Job Specific Competencies

Machine Operation Monitoring
Quality Control Analysis
Working knowledge of production equipment
Basic knowledge of condition monitoring
Job specific equipment selection ability
Report writing skills
Knowledge of geometry

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