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Job title: Mech, Electrician
Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc
Department: Smelter Engineering
Position reports to: Supervisor/Electrical Specialist
To safely execute electrical maintenance work according to the prescribed standards ensuring the safety of self, equipment and others
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.
Help assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
Help diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
Help to connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
Participate in inspection of 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, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, clamp ammeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system with the presence of the Artisan:Electrical or his immediate Supervisor/Specialist.
Help plan for periodical unit checks, to prevent premature failure of the equipment.
Help plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
Assist to determine critical spare parts in order to generate strategic critical list and reasonable stock level for spare parts.
Maintain proper good housekeeping
Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor
Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12)
Craft Certificate from recognised institution
A minimum of 1.5 years relevant experience as a qualified Semi-skilled electrician particularly in:
525 Volts Air Compressors and Blowers
525/400 Transformers, Motors and Generators
525 Standby Generators/Welding Machines
Fluorescent Lamp Fixtures and Flood Lights
Dry and Wet Precipitators and controls
Conveyor and pump drives including the starter and control panels
LV Variable Speed Drives, Soft Starters, Battery Chargers and Un-interruptible Power Supply
Overhead Travelling Cranes (OHTC) and Hoists
LV Substation and Motor Control Centre(MCC)
Fire suppression System and Lightning Detection and Alarms
Standby and overtime where required
Exposure to noise / dust
Working at heights
Working in confined spaces
Colour distinction required