First Quantum Minerals Ltd Fresh Recruitment: Operator/ Excavator

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 tons 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.


  • 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
  • Ensure that the loading on trucks is correct- no overload and no under-load
  • Ensure that the bench where the excavator is sitting on is leveled
  • Ensure that the floor is clean, even and leveled according to the given benchmark
  • Ensure the checklist is completed and submitted
  • Ensure good housekeeping
  • To follow operating manuals and general signage
  • To report all defects on a machine and care for the machine
  • To be fit for work and care for others
  • To follow correct instructions from the respective supervisor and laid down procedure and regulations
  • Performs other related duties that may be required
  • Operate all types of excavators for trenches, cuttings, mass excavations and all other kinds of earthwork operations
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment
  • Conduct pre – operational checks on equipment
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment
  • Ability to perform Ditching, Stockpiling, Material Handling, Landscaping


  • Grade 12 with Mathematics and English
  • Valid Driving License
  • Experience
  • Three years relevant experience in handling excavation machinery in heavy earthworks and mining environment
  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving quantity
  • Driving attendance

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+260 217 651555
First Quantum Minerals Ltd (North Western Province, Solwezi)

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