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Electrical Specialist (Locomotives / Rail Transport / French / Mining / Degree) – West Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs, Electrical Engineer Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Port Jobs, Rail Jobs
West Africa
West Africa All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
Market Related
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Reference Number: 205-0110LH


Job Description:

Our client is in need of an Electrical Specialist who is well-versed in diesel-electric locomotives used in bulk materials transportation to join their team on site in West Africa.



  • Maintenance of locomotive electrical systems.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical faults.
  • Mapping of electrical components.
  • Reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and manuals.
  • Developing maintenance plans and service schedules.
  • Ensuring optimal engine availability and reliability.
  • Maintenance of electronic airbrakes systems.
  • Ordering of spares as required.
  • Ensuring health, safety and quality standards are maintained.
  • Continuous improvement initiatives to improve the quality of maintenance and diagnostic abilities of the team.
  • Mentoring and training of subordinates.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Electrical Engineering Degree (minimum).
  • Masters preferred.
  • French communication skills preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience in the electrical maintenance of diesel-electric locomotives used in bulk materials transport.
  • Well-versed in the maintenance of electronic air braking systems on locomotives.
  • Able to read and interpret electrical diagrams.
  • Previous experience mentoring and training in-country nationals in an expatriate role in West Africa.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • 2 year contract with possible renewal.
  • Residential status.


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Leanne Laas at


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Leanne Laas

Senior Recruiter  

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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