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Assistant – Survey

Requisition Number: 503327
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Exploration, Mining

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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.

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.

  • Ensures daily care and maintenance of Survey equipment and items
  • Checks Instrument setup
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by keeping storeroom  neat.
  • Protect and preserves survey records against deterioration and damage.
  • Undertakes line ranging and line cutting
  • Conducts Pit survey duties and procedures.
  • Carry out regular Stockpile surveys.
  • Regularly Usage of laser Equipment
  • Plan reading
  • Use of clinometer
  • Work independently but maintains the direction from the supervior
  • Other duties as directed by the Supervisor


  • Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Basic survey courses
  • Minimum of 1 year Surveying experience
  •  Experience with GPS Controller, levelling staff, tape measure, prism rod and Radios will be an added advantage.

Job by First Quantum Minerals Ltd


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