Pit Optimization Engineer

First Quantum

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:

Purpose of the role:

The pit optimization engineer is responsible for a wide range of operational tasks including performance reviews, reporting and improvement projects across mining and maintenance departments. The engineer should be ready to constantly monitor operation efficiencies and work with all departments to optimize the production process through projects and initiatives.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the optimization team to develop, implement and monitor business improvements.
  • Actively seek to develop new ideas and initiatives that have the potential to provide the company with efficiency, cost reduction and productivity opportunities.
  • Support technical, production, safety, training, services, commercial and maintenance teams with reporting and projects.
  • Develop and maintain safe and effective work practices and procedures throughout.
  • Any other tasks as may be delegated upon by the supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12) Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering
  • At least 3 years’ mining related experience.
  • Prior Pit Planning Experience

Job Specific Competencies

  • Advanced Proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Familiar with SQL, data management and reporting.
  • Competent with basic Surpac or similar CAD Application
  • Competent at engineering analysis
  • Report writing

Key Job Attributes

  • Great Problem Solving skills
  • Inventive/Creativity
  • Determined
  • Confident and competent presenter
  • An analytical mind
  • Detail Orientated
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Must possess Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be an active listener
  • Must be a good team player
  • Ability to make precise judgment and decisions
  • Must be able to effectively manage time
  • Must be smart
  • self-driven

To apply for this job please visit firstquantumcareers.com.

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