FQM Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist Jobs 2022 – Zambia Jobs

FQM Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist Jobs 2022 – Zambia Jobs. FQM Zambia looking for “Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist”. Applicants with A Full grade twelve (G12) may apply on or before 02 August 2022.

FQM Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist Jobs 2022

The FQM has published a job vacancy announcement on 22 July 2022 for qualified Zambia’s to fill in the vacant post of Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist to be based in Kalumbila, Zambia.

Recruiter First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FQM)
Position Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist
Location Kalumbila, Zambia
Country Zambia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Full grade twelve (G12)
Experience Required At least 5 years
Application Deadline 02 August 2022

FQM Job Vacancy 2022

Job Purpose: to be accountable for definition, implementation, monitoring & reporting of the Nickel plant process strategy to optimise metallurgical performance with a focus on daily-weekly-monthly optimisation, providing technical reports on plant performance and improvement projects. The role will also support the management of daily, weekly and monthly metallurgical accounting processes and the preparation of an annual budget and forecast updates.

Specific Job Responsibility:

  • Take accountability for the monitoring and optimisation of the Process plant’s performance.
  • Maintain health, safety and environmental standards and ensure strict compliance within the nickel plant.
  • Define and implement the metallurgical process strategy.
  • Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s of throughput, recovery, power and reagent consumption through monitoring and optimisation.
  • Maintaining of fully functional “expert” system to ensure efficient operation.
  • Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPIs of metallurgical accounting and technical reporting – (i) accuracy and (ii) timeliness.
  • Directly participate in the daily & weekly work activities of the processing plant, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance performance.
  • Monitor, analyse, control and report process performance indicators (including in-plant sampling & results).
  • Coordinate the proper and thorough completion of loss tracking systems to ensure high integrity of production loss and asset performance reporting.
  • Work in collaboration with Commercial to manage the concentrate quality component of the concentrate shed inventory and dispatch management system.
  • Work in collaboration with Commercial on routine accounts and report on processing reagent stocks, ensuring appropriate levels are maintained at all times.
  • Develop and execute the site metallurgical accounting procedures, providing accurate and auditable production reconciliations and reporting systems.
  • Conduct troubleshooting and detailed data analysis (i.e., using PI) to identify root causes and corrective actions to optimize plant performance.


  • Full grade twelve (G12) certificate.
  • A degree in extractive metallurgy, mineral processing or related field.
  • Master’s degree in extractive metallurgy, mineral processing or related field is advantageous.
  • Manual SADC class B driver’s licence preferred.
  • EIZ membership eligibility.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in large, complex metallurgical process operations in similar role.
  • Direct experience in plant technical metallurgist/engineering roles with specific experience in base metal flotation.
  • Demonstrated site-based experience in nickel flotation is required.
  • Experience in process control systems, process information databases (i.e., PI Process Book) and metallurgical optimization required.
  • Previous experience in talc removal circuits is advantageous.
  • Involvement in the commissioning and operation of a plant is desirable.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply FQM Nickel Processing Senior Metallurgist Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to this link Click Here

The Closing Date: 02 August 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Particulars Details Link
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Official Website www.first-quantum.com

About Us!

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian-based mining and metals company whose principal activities include mineral exploration, development and mining. Its main product is copper, which accounts for 80% of revenues as of 2016.