First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do. In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents. With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
The holder of this position 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.
Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring and equipment to ensure compatibility and safety of the system
Help design, wire or re-wire electrical circuits to improve the reliability of the electrical equipment.
Help plan for periodical unit checks, to prevent premature failure of the equipment.
Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
Assist to determine critical spare parts in order to generate strategic critical list and reasonable stock level for spare parts.
Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes
Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor
Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12)
Craft Certificate from recognised institution
Must have a EIZ certificate
A minimum of 3 years relevant experience as a qualified Electrician particularly in:
6.6kV/525 Volts Air Compressors and Blowers
33kV and 6.6kV Vacuum Circuit Breakers
33 – 6.6kV/525/380 Transformers
Dry and Wet Precipitators, controls and protections
Conveyor and pump drives including the starter and control panels
Variable Speed Drives, Soft Starters, Battery Chargers and Uniterruptible Power Supply
Programming of VSD’s, Simocode and Sepam Relays
Overhead Travelling Cranes (OHTC)
Standby and overtime where required
Exposure to noise / dust
Working at heights
Working in confined spaces
Colour distinction required
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