Artisan Electrician

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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:

Purpose of the role:

To assist the dewatering section with electrical repairs, maintenance, statutory checks, compliance and inspections of dewatering infrastructure, workshop machinery, lighting plants and generators

 Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all electrical maintenance, repairs and inspections are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, to assure maximum reliability and uptime.
  • Meeting set work targets for daily work group activities in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Achieving results through prioritizing activities, monitoring the progress of assignments, and holding one self-accountable for the results.
  • Motivate yourself and others in overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.
  • Planning & assisting in laying out of work on new projects.
  • Ensuring maximum plant availability at all time.
  • A proven ability to work with other disciplines to achieve minimal disruption to plant operating times

Qualifications & Experience

  • Full Grade 12 certificate
  • Craft Certificate in Electrical
  • Knowledge of instrumentation is advantageous
  • Valid Zambian driver’s license
  • Must be a member of EIZ and registered with ERB
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a large mining operation or similar environment

Job Specific Competencies

  • Proven experience with auto electrical preventative maintenance with a focus on heavy diesel equipment and light plants, unplanned repair & installation tasks on plant equipment.
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Valid Zambian driver’s license essential
  • Ability to multi-task & work well in a team environment
  • Good verbal and written communications skills
  • High regard and commitment to safe work practices

Key Job Attributes

  • Attention to detail
  • Must possess Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Personal accountability
  • Must be an active listener
  • Must be a good team player
  • Must demonstrate good peer relationships
  • Must be able to effectively manage time
  • Must be smart
  • self-driven

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