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Assistant, Engineering First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM)

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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:


Job title: Assistant to Refractory Bricklayer

Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc. (Smelter)

Department: Engineering

Section: Refractory

Position reports to: Artisan Refractory Smelter Bricklayer

Grade: L5

Direct reports: N/A


To assist the Artisan Bricklayer to perform all refractory, acid proofing and civil installation and maintenance work. That will include but not be limited to bricklaying, casting, ramming and gunning, carpentry, scaffolding work and drilling PSC tuyere holes.

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.
The Assistant will / must be able to:

Demolish and assist during re-building refractory lined furnaces, vessels, ladles and launders, according to design drawings, adhering to the supplier’s preparation and installation guidelines
Demolish and assist during installing acid resistant linings
Demolish and assist during building/casting civil structures
Responsible of maintaining the house keeping during and after every refractory work
Be able to safely and productively operate all mason tools and equipment
Perform basic rigging including slinging of equipment and crane hand signalling (to crane drivers)
Use hoist’s (hand chain and pendant control operations) for lifting and placement of associated steel-casings, -formers, refractory materials and equipment
Perform all tasks as instructed by the artisan and or supervisor

Minimum of a Grade 10


A minimum of 1-year experience in a Smelter environment, working with the Refractory team
Knowledge in using pneumatic devices such as breakers, vibrators, drilling machines
Knowledge in using electric devices such as brick saw, drilling machines, vibrators, jig saw
Ideally- Basic fitting experience (bolting, and fixing, etc.)
Ideally molten metal and acid plant experience


Bold initiative
Thinking safely
Upholding quality
Driving quantity
Have good attendance
Flexibility and adaptability

Standby and overtime where required
Exposure to noise / dust / heat / hot molten metal / acid
Working at heights
Working in confined spaces
Working in hot conditions
Working on all plant equipment/installations
Working in shifts
Working to meet target

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 16th May, 2022.