First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
2 months ago

Technical Advisor – Trucks

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:

Reporting to the Superintendent, CAT trucks, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise to the Mechanical and Auto Electrical teams by building, assessing and continuously improving the equipment availability by Identifying, developing and implementing improvement initiatives to increase efficiency and effectiveness of all mobile equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The incumbent 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;
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for your subordinates, including on-going training and development.
  • Monitor condition of equipment.
  • Carry out routine and statutory inspections.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities of maintenance processes and systems.
  • Diagnostic fault finding on mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems
  • Ability to use Root- cause analysis tools in investigating breakdowns and sub-standard performance of equipment.
  • Carry out routine maintenance and repairs to the mining fleet, while training subordinate employees
  • QA/QC of planned maintenance and breakdown repairs on the mining fleet.
  • Measure and report overall maintenance performance
  • Cooperate with the maintenance planners regarding input schedules and accurate information.
  • Promote and comply with the FQMO Occupational Health & Safety Policies.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function.
  • Perform any other duties as required by Management.

Qualifications:

  • Grade twelve (Grade 12) School Certificate
  • Diesel Mechanic trade qualification
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in a maintenance technical adviser role
  • Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) & Engineering Registration Board (ERB).

Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in heavy mechanical / Electrical equipment
  • Solid experience across a broad range of large mining equipment: Excavators, Dump Trucks, Drill Rigs and other Ancillary Equipment
  • Experience with mechanical, hydraulic, air systems, 24vdc circuit controls and automation system, software and hardware
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement
  • Good understanding of production and maintenance priority of large scale mining equipment
  • Experience with work permit systems and safe work procedures to control maintenance activities and manage hazards associated with mining industry.
  • Ability to mentor local workforce
  • Very good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills who gives clear, concise instructions

Behavioural Skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving quantity
  • Driving attendance

Operational Requirements:

  • Standby work required
  • Overtime when necessary
  • Exposure to dust, heat and noise
  • PC Literacy
  • An understanding of the cultural and political environment
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures

Method of Application

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Solwezi
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.

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