Artisan, Electrical HV


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:

Job Purpose

To safely execute electrical maintenance work according to the prescribed standards ensuring the safety of self, others and Machine/Equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with All Electrical MR codes.
  • Assist to determine critical spare parts in order to generate strategic critical list and reasonable stock level for spare parts.
  • Help design, wire or re-wire electrical circuits to improve the reliability of the electrical equipment.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Ensure that maintenance objectives are effectively communicated to optimize plant availability.
  • Service, maintain and troubleshooting on Electrical Dump Truck. (Added Advantage: -Hitachi Dump truck with Trolley Assist)
  • Service, maintain and troubleshooting on Electrical Shovel. (Added Advantage: -Liebherr shovel)
  • Service, maintain and troubleshooting on Overhead Crane & Fixed Compressor. (Added Advantage: – Morris, Atlas Copco and Ingersoll Rand)
  • Installation, maintaining and troubleshooting of air condition systems (fixed installation in buildings)
  • Repair and maintenance on trailing cables and trailing cable skids
  • Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor.


  • Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12)
  • Qualified Craft Certificate in Electrical
  • Technician from recognized institution (Added Advantage)
  • Valid Member of EIZ and ERB
  • Valid Zambian Driving License


  • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience from a reputed Company with Strong Electrical Background
  • High Voltage Switching above 6000 KV (Added Advantage)
  • Overhead Crane Operation (Added Advantage)
  • Air conditioning systems (Added Advantage)
  • High Voltage trailing cable experience (Added Advantage)

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