Trainer, Mechanical


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:

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.

An individual must be able to perform each essential functions/duties satisfactorily including:

  • Review and Determine needs and competence levels of employees and deliver training to bridge gaps in employee’s skills and knowledge.
  • Developing training packages (both theory and practical) and maintain them to the highest standards
  • Select appropriate training methods or activities for implementation.
  • Plan, develop and implement courses to meet the training needs of trainees in the given training discipline.
  • Assess/evaluate instructional effectiveness and determine the impact of training on learners’ skills and KPIs.
  • Practices safe work habits and follows general safety procedures
  • Ensure that company procedures and safety regulations are re-enforced in order to minimise accidents and optimise production.
  • Maintain training records and training matrices for all trainees.
  • Liaise with trainee’s supervisors on training schedules and ensure timely delivery of training.
  • Maintain effective communication with clients to establish training needs and report on training progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintaining an appropriate reporting schedule as determined by the Training Coordinator.


  • Technician or Technology Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Technical Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Teaching Methodology from recognised institution.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ Mechanical experience in the Mining Industry
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the Training and Development field preferably in a Mining environment.


  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Be open and honest
  • Upholding quality
  • Show respect for others.
  • Driving quantity
  • Driving attendance


  • Standby and overtime where required
  • Work effectively with minimum supervision
  • Working at heights
  • Exposure to dust, heat, noise and chemicals
  • Skilled user of Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).

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