Supervisor, Area

First Quantum Minerals

About the job

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

Overall Job Purpose:

The role exists to carry out day to day shift operation of Aggregate Crushing by supervising a team of operators in ensuring availability and smooth running of the crushing activities.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure Safety of all activities carried out within operating site both by KML and Contractors on site.
  • Ensure all the KPIs are achieved at any point of operation.
  • Ensure the available stocks of safety equipment, tools, and spares are maintained.
  • Ensure the plant availability in terms of Operation and Maintenance for smooth operations.
  • Ensure that the material is accounted for, material source, Stocks and Dispatches are accurately recorded.
  • Ensure the organization of support services is smooth and transparent.
  • Ensure the Mobile equipment in the area adheres to standard operational procedures and checklist are filled accordingly.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Have Knowledge of Crushers Operation, Screens, and Conveyors.
  • Strong knowledge on Mobile equipment.
  • Strong leadership skills and able to lead a team.
  • Managing diversity.
  • Planning skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Risk assessment skills.

Key Job Attributes

  • Detail Orientated.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Professionalism.
  • Must possess Excellent communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Must be an active listener.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • Ability to make precise judgment and decisions.
  • Ability to delegate as and when need arises.
  • Must be able to effectively manage time.
  • Must be smart.
  • Self-driven.

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a crushing environment.
  • Must be familiar with Jaw and Cone crusher operations.
  • Experience in an open pit setup is an added advantage.


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Minimum diploma in any Engineering field.
  • A bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Must be computer literate.

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