Shift 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:

Responsible for Area supervisors, the Shift Supervisor will also oversee the drilling activities in the drilling section and all staff in his respective crew. The role will also ensure that Drill Block Discipline is maintained to standard.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all operators and personnel entering the work area are adequately inducted on site safety procedures and systems and that these comply to mining standards.
  • Ensure all employees are trained, assessed and permitted to do the work. (Driving / operating permits, blasting licenses and first –aid certificate).
  • Coach operators in order for them to teach and /or correct unsafe work habits.
  • Ensure fatigue management is complied with.
  • Ensure that all safety and job-related items are reported to the Coordinator so that this information can be recorded in the Logbook.
  • Report all accidents, incidents or hazards in your area of responsibility to the Coordinator and put preventative measures in place.
  • Participate in safety investigations in conjunction with the safety department and implement corrective and preventative controls.
  • Ensure drilling procedures are followed.
  • Ensure equipment checklists are duly checked, collected and signed off.
  • Ensure safety berms are built as per required standards.
  • Ensure ground conditions are to standard (ground water, voids, cavities, joints and underground workings).
  • Ensure Drill pattern demarcation, barricades and signage are of the correct standard.
  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures for all equipment under your supervision are complied with.

Experience & Qualification:

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in a mining environment, with not less than 1 year at Area supervisor level
  • Demonstrate knowledge on various Drill operation techniques
  • Knowledge of various drill operations
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Minimum Diploma in a relevant field or better, Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Zambian driver’s license.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Machine Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Working knowledge of drill operations
  • Basic knowledge of condition monitoring
  • Job specific equipment selection ability
  • Excellent knowledge of drilling depth requirements
  • Knowledge of drilling related equipment

Key Job Attributes:

  • Detail Orientated
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • 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
  • self-driven

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