Mech, Plastician

Requisition Number: 502540
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering

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.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out Thermoplastic Welding ,including Butt welding and extrusion
  • Interpret Engineering Drawings
  • Ability to use the various types of measuring equipment (tape, vernier, curvo-marker)
  • Ability to competently use hand tools (hacksaw, Jig saw, hand planer, files, drills  and angle grinders)
  • Perform any other duties as  instructed by the Supervisor


  • Thermoplastic Welding Certificates, Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Minimum of a Grade Ten (Grade 12)
  • Craft Certificate from recognised institution
  • Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)


  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience as a qualified Plastician

Behavioural Traits

  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Driving quantity
  • Driving attendance

Operational Requirements

  • Work standby and overtime duties as and when required

Applications close: FLE Standard Time

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