Engineer, Failure Analysis Job at First Quantum – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Engineer, Failure Analysis

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Science & Engineering ]

Jobs at:

First Quantum

Deadline of this Job:
31 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Solwezi , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 16, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job title: Engineer, Failure Analysis

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.

• Will be Responsible for Process Plant Equipment Failure Analysis, Reliability and Business Improvement Activities.

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.
• Apply all workplace Safety Procedures and continually promote at work culture of Safety practices.
• Lead and Support Plant-wide Failure Investigations and Root Cause Failure Analysis Efforts, thus drive quality, safety and continuous improvement related activities.
• Write and review technical documentation including requirements, system/structure/component descriptions, and test methods, verifications and validations for reliability improvement, warranty and contract purposes etc.
• Develop quality control and assurance criteria for RCFA outcomes.
• Continuously pursue opportunities to reduce maintenance costs while improving reliability.
• Contribute to the harmonisation and standardization of spare parts and equipment.
• Support Procurement Engineering activates with a plant reliability outcome view.
• Support Project site installation and construction activities with a plant reliability outcome view.
• Work closely & Support the Reliability & CI section with timely updates on engineering work progress and Root Cause Failure Analysis
• Participate in or facilitate Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) audits and analysis.
• Control information in PM tasks in Pronto as identified through RCM analyses
• Work closely with Planning Specialist to Improve the quality of existing proactive maintenance processes arising from RCFAs; and continuously develop Predictive (PdM) strategies
• Understudy the Reliability / Condition Monitoring Engineer / Planning Coordinator
• Develop and Maintain good working relationships with external suppliers and contractors.
• Provide training and development strategies to subordinates
• Uphold the all company disciplinary policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the position’s line supervisors.
• Mechanical or Electrical or related Engineering Degree
• A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance field.
• Strong Understanding of Maintenance Fundamentals with a good business View
• Knowledge of Reliability Centred maintenance (RCM) and Failure Analysis Methodologies, Reliability Principles, Maintenance Strategies, Condition Monitoring, and Continuous Improvement processes.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Excellent Communication and Time management skills.

• Teamwork
• Bold initiative
• Thinking safely
• Upholding quality
• Technical Skill
• Driving quantity
• Standby and overtime when required
• Exposure to noise/dust

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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Description Lead shift gang in performing maintenance and repair duties for the plant. Ensure that all aspects of work are done in compliance with safety laid down procedures and standards….