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Artisan Rigger – Smelter


This is a Full-time position in Solwezi, Zambia posted 26/09/2019.

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Requisition Number:*> 508332
Contract Type:*> Fixed Term
Country:*> Zambia
Location:*> Solwezi
Site:*> Kansanshi
Categories:*> Engineering, 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


> To assist crane operator/s to lift equipment or material that is required to be moved or lifted
> To take charge of materials movement and bears the responsibility during such lift.
> Responsible for scheduled maintenance and statutory inspections on all crawls, cranes, hoists, lifting gear and related equipment
> To assist in load testing of cranes, winches, lifting gear and hoists
> Safe selection and set up of lifting, pulling and rigging methods
> Occasionally assisting in the safe erection and dismantling of scaffolding
> Expected to perform any other reasonable tasks given by the supervisor
> Provide training and development opportunities for all direct reports on an on-going basis
> To perform any other reasonable duties as directed by the Supervisor.
> Controlling and overseeing of lifting/rigging operations including: hand / whistle signalling and clear radio communication with crane drivers.


> Grade 12 Certificate
> Craft Certificate in Rigging- or proven valid on site training and references
> Minimum five (5) years’ experience
> Ideally a scaffolding certificate
> Ideally trained in overhauling and maintenance of lifting gear including chain blocks etc


> A minimum of 5 years relevant experience as a rigger in an industrial heavy rigging environment
> Ideally to have scaffolding training and experience
> Experience in maintaining and testing manual lifting equipment including chain blocks, rope blocks, winches, Tic Tocs, slings, shackles and all general lifting tools and equipment
> Experience in the crimping of ferrules and assembly of wire rope slings- including load rating/stamping.
> Experience in planned maintenance of lifting equipment using colour coding


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


> Standby work required
> Overtime when necessary
> Exposure to dust, heat, noise and chemicals
> Working in a hot metal plant environment

Applications close:*> 09 Oct 2019 FLE Daylight Time

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