Auto – Electrician

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Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Electrical Shift Supervisor, the position is responsible for assisting in implementation of preventive and responsive electrical maintenance of auto-electrical systems in the mining area, 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

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the company’s planned and preventive maintenance schedules and procedures.
  • Respond to unplanned breakdowns when on duty timeously.
  • Effectively maintain and repair electrical systems on diesel propelled mining equipment.
  • Report all safety incidents immediately to the Supervisor.
  • Maintain the correct and safe usage of all hand tools and company property within your section.
  • Report all defective tools, record and control all replacement of tools.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Electrical Shift Supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Full grade twelve (12) certificate
  • Craft Certificate/ Diploma in Automotive Engineering with a Specialization in Auto-Electricity
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Knowledge in Basic First Aid and Basic Health and Safety
  • Excellent team building, organization 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.

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.

Method of Application

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