Artisan Mechanic, PM

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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:

The position exists to maintain the complete fleet of Ancillary + mobile truck equipment to the OEM specifications and standards. The Artisan Mechanic must be able to perform preventative and routine maintenance and work on Heavy Earth moving Machines or any equipment as instructed by the supervisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;
  • Maintain records by recording service and repairs on equipment.
  • Keeps all mining equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Updates job knowledge by using and understanding workshop manuals.
  • Accomplishes maintenance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Any other tasks as may be delegated upon by the supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience on Komatsu fleet. Trucks, Dozers, Graders, Wheel Dozers and front loaders,
  • Experience Volvo Fleet.
  • Knowledge of Hydraulic systems and know how to read diagrams.
  • Basic knowledge on Electrical fault finding.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience on Hydraulics and Earthmoving Equipment.
  • Trade / Craft Certificate In Heavy Equipment Repair.
  • Grade 12 School Certificate.
  • Class C Driver’s License, with minimum 2 years Driving Experience.
  • Engineering Institute of Zambia EIZ Membership.

Key Job Attributes

  • Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism
  • Possesses good organizational skills
  • Good oriented person
  • Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • 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.

Key Job Competencies

  • Troubleshooting on all types of equipment.
  • Knowledge of Hydraulic systems and know how to read diagrams.
  • Basic knowledge on Electrical.

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