Trainer & Assessor, Simulators


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 train, assess and where necessary offer support to trainees engaged in simulator equipment training. The role will also develop course delivery material and ensure compliance with awarding body standards.

Specific Job Responsibility

Developing of role specific training paths.
Developing training materials in accordance with FQM standards.
Scheduling training events in INX as requested by the client.
Conduct field, classroom and e-learning training.
Manage trainees that have reported for training.
Conduct theory and practical assessments in line with the assessment guideline.
Carry out assessments and ensure issuance of relevant certifications.
Conducting training needs assessment.
Manage both physical and electronic training records.
Implement training and assessment schedules.
Ensure safe operation of all equipment under trainers’ supervision.
Conducting planned task observations (PTOs).
Ensuring training objectives are met.
Ensuring safety and environmental incidents are reported promptly.
Submit daily activity training reports.
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Job Specific Competencies

Must have hands-on experience with surface mobile equipment operations.
Knowledge of legislation governing mining safety related to surface mobile equipment (SME) and simulators.
Mining regulations knowledge.
Training needs assessment skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Communication skills with good command of the English language.
Training material and assessment documents development.
Mentoring and coaching skills.
Presentation and facilitation skills.
Excellent organizational and report writing.
Knowledge in basic health and safety.
Knowledge of training event coordination.
Knowledge of e-learning platforms.
Good planning skills.

Key Job Attributes

Excellent attitude
Detail oriented
Team player
Able to multitask
Able to explain technical concepts to nontechnical employees
Commitment to meeting objectives
Proactive approach
Able to work under minimum supervision
Must be smart and driven
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Strong drive to contribute to copper production
Commitment to SHE performance
Strong sense of ownership and accountability
Be diligent and thorough in approach

Experience required to perform in this job

At least 3 years’ work experience as a mining SME operator.
2 years as a trainer & assessor, preferably in mining SME simulator training.
Mining industry experience preferred.


Full grade twelve (G12) school certificate.
Certification in SME operations (dump trucks, service trucks, water trucks, etc.).
Trainer Advantage Level 1 & 2 certificate.
Minimum of diploma in technical teaching/teaching methodology or equivalent.
Preferred: training professional registered with TEVETA and valid EIZ licence.
Valid SADC manual drivers’ licence.
Valid first aid certificate is advantageous.

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