Smelter Scaffolder & Painter Foreman at First Quantum Minerals Ltd

First Quantum Minerals Ltd - Location: Zambia, North-Western

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Smelter Scaffolder & Painter Foreman at First Quantum Minerals Ltd

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

The holder of 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.

  • To assist with manual stripping and prepping of structures and equipment surfaces for corrosion protection application
  • Application of multi step corrosion paints and epoxies
  • Use of power tools related to painting and surface preparation
  • Assembly of scaffolding for applications
  • Sandblasting
  • Other duties as directed


  • Minimum Grade 12 certificate
  • Must have obtained a painter’s and corrosion protection craft certificate
  • Must have a scaffold erector and inspector certificate


  • Minimum of five years work experience painting on a construction site with supporting references – work on domestic installations would be an advantage
  • Experience in sandblasting and surface preparation is a necessary requirement


  • 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: 08 Oct 2019 FLE Daylight Time

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Primary school
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