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Deadline of this Job: 28 December 2022

JOB DETAILS:
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.

Overall Job Purpose
To assist the Senior Mine Geologist in leading the execution of the strategy for the geology function from the advanced exploration stage to commercial production by driving the development and implementation of all ore control systems and best practice drilling, sampling, mapping, and modelling.

Specific Job Responsibility
• In-pit mapping of all identifiable geological features and modelling of structure
• Regular updating of the 3D geological models (Lithology, structure and weathering) using chemistry and in pit mapping.
• Updating of geometallurgical and mineralogical models using chemistry derived from XRD, pXRF and wet chemistry and constant liaison with the Resource team to ensure integration of updates into the block model.
• Support the development of processes, practices and methodologies used in mine geology and ore resource estimation that will maximize operational efficiencies and profitability.
• Monitor geology department regulatory compliance with respect to ore control and mineral resource estimates with the advice and guidance of the Senior Mine Geologist.
• Identify best practices and recommend continuous improvement processes in ore control and resource estimations in operation and development projects.
• Actively monitor the developments in the industry related to reconciliation, resource modelling and reporting.
• Oversee and maintain a strong involvement with the QA/QC function in order to ensure the quality of the data.
• Provide technical assistance, support and training to relevant Geology personnel in 3D geological modelling and interpretation, mine geology, ore grade control and reconciliation.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications
• At least 5 years’ technical experience working within the mining industry in a similar role.
• A strong background in all facets of Mine Geology and 3D modelling which includes geological and structural interpretations, QA/QC, block estimates, validations and grade control.
• Experience with different deposit types/styles (desirable asset).
• Extensive experience relevant to mine production including practical experience in field ore control management, DD/RC drill project supervision, and pit mapping.
• Full grade twelve (G12) certificate.
• University degree in Geoscience with a Master’s degree being advantageous.
• Further studies in Geo-statistics, ore body modelling and resource management is advantageous.
• Must have valid membership in any association of professional geologists.

Job Specific Competencies
• Sound geological understanding and analytical ability of mineral deposits, geological and assay data and mining-related assumptions with the necessary skills to conduct reconciliations and improve geological and grade control practices, systems and processes.
• Familiarity with database management and relevant production/modelling/statistical software (Datamine, Datashed, OreController, Power BI, Leapfrog, ioGas).
• Strong geological and structural modelling.
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge and understanding of Nickel and/or Copper open pit mining processes (essential).
• Basic commercial and/or finance knowledge (advantageous).
Key Job Attributes
• Demonstration of a “safety first” focus by acting as a role model to personnel, whilst continuously developing safe and effective work practices and procedures.
• Must be able to develop an understanding of surface mine engineering, metallurgical testing, mineral processing, cost estimation material handling systems and construction methodologies.
• Ability to build strong trust, sustainable relationships and rapport with key stakeholders.
• Must be detail oriented and have sound judgment in assessing mining related opportunities.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, technical, problem solving and analytical skills.
• Ability to coach and mentor team members towards technical excellence.
• Strong communication skills.
• Possess and apply practical creativity and innovation in finding smart solutions, overcoming challenges, and implementing or trialling new ideas.

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