Junior Engineer, Electrical

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Posted 5 days ago


Requisition Number: 500986
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering 


  • Installation of new electrical systems, replacement of old, faulty or redundant Electrical systems as per the Company and vendor’s safety and quality specifications.
  • Electrical protection
  • Ensure and document all electrical safety settings to conform to safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all electrical equipment have the correct hardware interlock and safety parameter settings for effective and safe operation.


  • Adhere to the companies planned and preventative maintenance schedules and procedures.
  • Effectively maintain the electrical equipment with the minimum effect on the plant production.
  • Oversee that all electrical maintenance according to the company schedules are done by the relevant sub ordinates

Reporting and record keeping.

  • Compile a detailed report on all activities, plans, costs and labour.
  • Report all incidents immediately to the Superintendent.
  • Ensure that all Safety logbooks are checked and signed according to the procedure.

Stock Control

  • Ensure that stock levels of electrical equipment are maintained in the warehouse
  • Create new stock for all critical items to ensure minimum effect on production in the event of a failure.

Tools and audit.

  • Oversee the correct and safe usage of all hand tools within your section
  • Record and control all replacement of tools.
  • Oversee the maintain the highest safety standard on the condition and usage of all electrical test equipment

Training and development.

  • Provide and schedule all necessary training for all the employees to comply with all safety standards and statutory compliance.
  • Identify needs for specialised training requirements within your area.


  • Manage and control the transport under your control.
  • Ensure all requests for service is adhered to.
  • No person will operate any equipment without a official permit.

Other duties

  • Any other duties as directed by the Senior Electrical Supervisor.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Valid LV Driver’s License.


  • Minimum TWO years’ experience in a Mining environment working as an Engineer
  • Knowledge of LV systems, MCC’s and protection.
  • Some knowledge of LV and MV Transformers
  • Maintenance of Electrical motors
  • Maintenance of Overhead cranes.
  • Knowledge of variable speed drives, Soft starters and DOL starters
  • Good knowledge on the use of electrical measuring instruments.
  • Reading electrical drawings
  • Computer literate.
  • Any Leadership or Supervisory Training courses.

Behavioural Traits


  • Teamwork


  • Smarter
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Technical Skills


  • Quantity
  • Attendance

Operational Requirements

  • Standby and overtime when required
  • Exposure to noise/dust

Applications close: FLE Standard Time

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