Operator Forklift


Requisition Number: 501700
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Process

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.

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Key Responsibilities

This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

  • Offloading and charging Sulphur into the plant using bulky bags
  • Ensure that all personnel and visitors adhere to company safety regulations and requirements on the section.
  • Attend daily shift meetings.
  • Ensure a proper shift hand over when going on or off shift.
  • Be active involved in equipment & production on shift in the relevant area of responsibility.
  • Ensure proper standard operation of the forklift.
  • Operate the forklift within the set parameters and instructions
  • Report all unsafe conditions to Shift Foreman.
  • Ensure good communication with co-workers during shift.
  • Ensure that safety standards are met.
  • Perform any reasonable task as instructed by Foreman in any other section
  • Take active part in the relevant mine, plant or equipment training programs or cross training in other sections as indicated by the Training Officer.
  • Ensure good housekeeping and all cleaning work on section
  • Other duties as directed by the Foreman – Furnaces.


    • Minimum Grade 12 Certificate
    • SADC Drivers licence class C
    • Professional Operators Driving Licence
    • Knowledge of basic mechanics added advantage


    • At least 2 years experience of operating Forklift equipment with bulk materials handling.

Applications close: 13 Oct 2017 FLE Daylight Time

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