Artisan Auto Electrician at First Quantum Minerals (FQM)

  • Full Time
  • Kalumbila, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

First Quantum Minerals (FQM)

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.

Job description:

Overall, Job Purpose

Reporting to the Electrical Shift Supervisor, the position is responsible for assisting in implementation of preventive and responsive electrical maintenance of auto-electrical systems in the mining area, to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost-effective manner while ensuring compliance with relevant procedures, polices, legal requirements and consent conditions.


Specific Job Responsibility

Adhere to the company’s planned and preventive maintenance schedules and procedures.
Respond to unplanned breakdowns when on duty timeously.
Effectively maintain and repair electrical systems on diesel propelled mining equipment.
Report all safety incidents immediately to the Supervisor.
Maintain the correct and safe usage of all hand tools and company property within your section.
Report all defective tools, record and control all replacement of tools.
Any other duties as directed by the Electrical Shift Supervisor.
Job Specific Competencies

Demonstrated application of continuous improvement principles.
Demonstrated ability to work safely and improve team safety awareness.
Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).
Can demonstrate understanding of mobile equipment electrical circuit analysis, troubleshooting, installation and repair.
Proven ability to maintain, repair, wire, and install auto electrical components including electrical harnesses, starter motors, alternators, valves, solenoids.

Key Job Attributes

Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism.
Possesses good organizational skills.
Identify repairs required via unfair wear and tear and advise the shift supervisor.
Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers.
Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills.
Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
Commitment to reach or exceed maintenance, operational and safety goals.
Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed.
The ability and drive to manage maintenance work group in a technically challenging and geographically remote maintenance environment.
Sound planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
Knowledge and understanding of diverse third world cultures and customs an advantage.

Experience required to perform in this job​.


Knowledge in Basic First Aid and Basic Health and Safety
Excellent team building, organization and communication skills
At least 5 years’ working experience in heavy equipment operations preferably in the mining environment.
Proven experience troubleshooting and maintenance on Auto-electrical systems on Mining Mobile equipment.
Ability to provide information technically.
Ability on defect and risk identification and execute backlog with quality.
Experience in maintenance of diesel propelled drills such as Cat, Epiroc, Sandvik, Furukawa.
Experience in some or all of the following machines will be advantageous: Epiroc D65, DML and DM30 or similar.

Full grade twelve (12) certificate
Craft Certificate/ Diploma in Automotive Engineering with a Specialization in Auto-Electrical
Valid Driver’s license
Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ).