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Artisan, Auto Electrical

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Electrician Jobs
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

Overall Job Purpose

Responsible for the execution of all auto electrical work and Air-conditioning repairs on various vehicles, Earth moving machineries and ancillary equipment 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

* Perform auto electrical work on vehicles and heavy equipment machinery.
* Adhere to the company's planned and preventive maintenance schedules and procedures.
* Respond to unplanned breakdowns when on duty timeously.
* Design and build auto electrical systems required to support operational functions
* Prepare wiring diagrams and specifications for low voltage electrical equipment applications
* Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
* Assist to determine critical spare parts in order to generate strategic critical list and reasonable stock level for spare parts.
* Help design, wire or re-wire electrical circuits to improve the reliability of the electrical equipment.
* Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
* Diagnose and repair electrical faults in various vehicles and machinery
* Maintain work area/s in a satisfactory condition and ensure compliance with Workplace Health and Safety requirements
* Maintain the correct and safe usage of all hand tools and company property within your section.
* Other duties as instructed by the 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, organisation and communication skills
* At least 5 years' working experience in heavy equipment operations preferably in the mining environment.
* Proven experience in maintenance of mining industry diesel propelled ancillary mobile equipment and/or drills including dozers, excavators, wheel dozers, service trucks, and wheel loaders.
* Experience in maintenance of diesel propelled drills such as Sandvik
* Experience in some or all of the following machines: Volvo AF40 series; Komatsu D375, D475, HD1500,HD758, WA300, WA600, WD500 and WD900 series; Liebherr 9100 and 9250 series;


* Full grade twelve (12) certificate
* Craft Certificate/ Diploma in Automotive Engineering with a Specialization in Auto-Electicity
* Valid Driver's license

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