Artisan, Mason

First Quantum Minerals
Solwezi, Zambia
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Construction, Trade & Skilled
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Job description:
Job title: Artisan: Refractory Bricklayer
Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc. (Smelter)
Department: Engineering
Section: Refractory
Position reports to : Supervisor: Refractory
Grade: L10
Direct reports: Assistants when assigned
To perform all, refractory, acid proofing and civil, installation and maintenance work. That will include but not be limited to bricklaying, casting, ramming and gunning, carpentry, scaffolding work and drilling PSC tuyere holes.
Key Responsibilities
  • 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.
    The Refractory Bricklayer will / must be able to:
    • Demolish and re-build refractory lined furnaces, vessels, ladles and launders, according to design drawings, adhering to the supplier's preparation and installation guidelines
    • Demolish and install acid resistant linings
    • Demolish and build/cast civil structures
    • Be responsible for cleaning, regular inspection and safe storage of mason tools and equipment (amongst others, mixers, gunning machines, cutting machines, brick supporting jacks, forklift machines, jack hammers, hand tools, etc.)
    • Be able to safely and productively operate all mason tools and equipment
    • Perform basic rigging including slinging of equipment and crane hand signalling (to crane drivers)
    • Use hoist's (hand chain and pendant control operations) for lifting and placement of associated steel-casings, -formers, refractory materials and equipment
    • Be aware of cost and contribute to achieve maximum business benefit by being productive, proactive and keeping waste to a minimum
    • Will be responsible for the assistants that are assigned to help him/her with a task
    • Perform all tasks as instructed by the supervisor
    • Report work progress and any bottlenecks to the supervisor and complete job cards on time
      • Refractory bricklayer apprenticeship (minimum 2 years) and trade certificate from a recognised institution
        • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience as a Refractory Bricklayer in a Smelter environment
        • Ideally- Experience in acid proofing
        • Ideally- Basic fitting experience (bolting, and fixing, etc.)
        • Ideally molten metal and acid plant experience
        • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
          • Teamwork
          • Bold initiative
          • Thinking safely
          • Upholding quality
          • Technical Skill
          • Driving quantity
          • Driving attendance
          • Flexibility and adaptability
            • Standby and overtime where required
            • Exposure to noise / dust / heat / hot molten metal / acid
            • Working at heights
            • Working in confined spaces
            • Working in hot conditions
            • Working on all plant equipment/installations
            • Working shifts
            • Working to meet target
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