Wartsila Zambia
Posted Job
about 1 year ago

Mechanical Plant Technician

Wartsila is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wartsila maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wartsila’s net sales totaled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19 000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wartsila is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Wartsila South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Zambia Branch (Ndola Power Plant) is looking for a Mechanical Plant Technician in our Maintenance department to join our team.

Location: Zambia, Ndola

Applications are invited from interested candidates who meet the minimum criteria.

Position Description:

  • Maintain and operate the plant during the shift according to company policies, procedures and operation profile/plan.
  • Recondition, overhaul and sub-assembly engine and auxiliary equipment components.
  • Carry out inspections of all mechanical and pneumatic equipment and take corrective actions when needed.
  • Comply with all safety regulations (including isolation, lock out and tag out) and perform emergency procedures in order to protect personnel and equipment in case of damage or failure of safety devices.
  • Ensure that the area, machines, auxiliary equipment’s and tools are kept in good and clean condition.
  • Create work reports according to guidelines.


  • Bsc Degree in Mechanical Engineering or any equivalent technical course


  • Two (2) years’ experience in Operations/Maintenance of a Power Plant
  • Medium speed diesel engine technical training
  • Desired skills and working knowledge of:
  • Charge air system
  • Compressed air system
  • Cooling water system
  • Emission reduction system
  • Exhaust gas system
  • Injection support system
  • Lubricating oil system
  • Steam system
  • Professional, Engine & Technical Knowledge:
  • Measurement equipment
  • Computer literacy
  • Mechanical plant condition and efficiency monitoring
  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Technical drawings and flow charts
  • Trouble shooting

How to Apply

Closing date for all applications is 11th September 2019. If you do not hear from us, please consider your application as unsuccessful. No hard copy application will be accepted. Applications can be sent to the email below:

Application deadline
30 Sep 15:00
Email applications to
hezlit.kaambwa@wartsila.com - esther.ntanda@wartsila.com

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