Mason – Smelter

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KSM Management Consultants
  • Post Date: February 18, 2020
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Job Overview

Requisition Number: 508328
Contract Type: Fixed Term

Country: Zambia

Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering, Projects, Smelter

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.

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.

Analyzes drawings, plans or sketches to construct, maintain, and repair a variety of masonry structures such as walls, steps, walkways, concrete pads, floors, curbs, exterior and interior surfaces/coatings.
Shoots grade and lays out site for pouring of footings and foundations and constructs forms, supports, and bracing systems,
Understanding of Steel fixing and bending Schedules (Rebar Schedules)
Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete sidewalks or slurry using hoe, trowel, shovel, or power mixing equipment
Repairs, maintains and alters buildings, retaining walls and other brick or stone edifices.
Spreads, levels, and smooth concrete using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
Molds expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers, and straight edge
Installs and repairs tile floors and/or walls,
Mixes and/or applies surface coatings such as sealer, curing and hardening agents, masonry stains and colorings
Lays and binds building materials such as brick, ceramic tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block with mortar and other substances
Caulk windows, doors, or cracks in wall with calking gun.
Ensures all work is carried out to quality and specification requirements and that documentation is completed on time
Identify, handle and store / dispose of dangerous/unsalvageable goods and substances according to site policy and procedures following safety regulations and requirements.
Learns and apply safety precautions needed when working at extreme heights, such as harnesses and steel anchors.
Ensure a high degree of Safety Standards are established and that all subordinate personnel adhere to these standards.
Other duties as directed by the Supervisor


Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate

Must have a Diploma or Craft Certificate in Engineering or a related field


At least 5 years’ experience in Masonry works or verifiable level experience
Knowledge of and ability to use materials, methods/principles and tools specific to the needs of the Mason trade
Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and/or schematics


Bold initiative
Thinking safely
Upholding quality
Technical Skill
Driving quantity
Driving attendance


Standby duties
Working at heights
Confined spaces
Safety conscious

Applications close: 21 Feb 2020 FLE Standard Time

To apply for this job please visit careers.first-quantum.com

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