Electrical Advisor, RTWS

  • Full Time
  • Solwezi, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: -


Purpose of the role:

The RWTS Electrical Technical Advisor is responsible for the electrical maintenance of HVAC (heating ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems and mining ancillary equipment. He or she will lead a team of mostly local technicians to meet electrical maintenance key performance indicators (KPls). Included in the list of KPls is:

  • To minimize unplanned downtime. Target hours to first fault after service must be above 75 hours.
  • To lead root cause analyses of failures and coordinate and track plans to prevent them thereafter. The target mean time between breakdowns must be above 150 hours.
  • Lead operational safety of maintenance crews to achieve 0 LTis and 0 accidents.
  • Report electrical safety incidents within 24hrs of occurrence.
  • Optimize planned maintenance services to facilitate 0 delays on services.
  • Organize and schedule planned jobs to accomplish a minimum of 70% employee utilization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of technicians to attain KPls.
  • Provide insightful technical and logistical support.
  • Guide the Maintenance and repair organization with updated performance/execution information, KPls and management recommendations.
  • Support the continuous improvement processes and initiatives and lead the defect elimination processes across the department.
  • Ensure all maintenance tasks are carried out as per the OEM recommendations and/or management through the standard KML Change management procedure.
  • Provide practical training and mentoring to subordinates, including ongoing training and development, performance management, conflict management and crisis management.
  • Ensuring the right people are in the right job as well as putting in place a succession plan for all positions.


  • Certificate/Diploma in Electrical/ Auto-Electrical Engineering with extensive field experience in the electrical maintenance of mobile HVAC systems and mining ancillary equipment.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with most of the following equipment:
    • Komatsu D375A/ 475A Dozers
    • Komatsu WD500/WD900-3 Wheel Dozers
    • Komatsu WA380/WA600 Wheel Loader
    • Caterpillar CA 777D Low bed
    • Volvo A40F ADT
    • Liebherr T284 Trucks
    • Letourneau LE2350 Loader
    • Liebherr 9100/9250 Excavator
    • Flexiroc D65 Drills
  • Experience in the following Equipment is an advantage:
    • Komatsu 960E/860E/ HD1500 Dump Trucks
    • Komatsu HD785-7 Utility Trucks
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a maintenance role.
  • Training/Experience in / Knowledge of 6-sigma, Lean, Kanban, Statistical Process Control, Kaizen, etc.is an added advantage
  • Experience in using engineering management software Pronto.
  • A qualification in project management is an advantage.
  • At least 5 years in a specialist role.
  • Experience in mining or other heavy industry.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license