Artisan, Mechanic


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:

Overall Job Purpose

The Incumbent will be required to safely execute fleet maintenance work according to the prescribed standards while ensuring the safety of self and others. 

Specific Job Responsibility

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include.

  • Diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems using provided Electronic Scanners/Diagnostic tools.
  • Repairing and servicing all heavy equipment products within the established standards.
  • Completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, and replacing filters.
  • Lubricating equipment in accordance with established procedures and charts.
  • Keeping equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles.
  • Maintaining vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints.
  • Replacing parts and components.
  • Maintaining vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Checking fan belts, hoses, wiper blades, radiators and batteries, and other safety equipment
  • Verifying vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives.
  • Maintaining excellent customer relations through frequent communication.
  • Preparing accurate service and repair reports in a timely manner.
  • Complying with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards
  • Any Other Duties, as per instruction from Direct Line Supervisor.
  • Experience in working with IVECO is an added advantage.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Troubleshooting
  • Standby work required
  • Doing shift work
  • Exposure to dust, heat and noise
  • PC Literacy
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • Valid Silicosis certificate

Key Job Attributes

  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Bold initiative
  • Thinking and working safety and safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving quantity and attendance

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Craft Certificate from recognized institution
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience as a qualified Artisan HER
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  • Valid Silicosis certificate
  • Valid Driver’s licence

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