Artisan, Electrician

First Quantum Minerals

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, you will be responsible for assisting in establishment of preventative and responsive Electrical maintenance and development within the process area and across the site, to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost effective manner while ensuring compliance with relevant procedures, polices, legal requirements and consent conditions. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following

Specific Job Responsibilities

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.

  • Installation
  • 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 that all electrical equipment have the correct hardware interlock and safety parameter settings for effective and safe operation.
  • Maintenance
  • Adhere to the companies planned and preventative maintenance schedules and procedures.
  • Effectively maintain the electrical equipment with the minimum effect on the plant production.
  • Reporting and record keeping.
  • Report all incidents immediately to the Supervisor.
  • Ensure that he/she complies with all Safety and Substation Logbook procedures.
  • Tools and audit.
  • Maintain the correct and safe usage of all hand tools within your section
  • Report all defective tools, record and control all replacement of tools.
  • Other duties
  • Any other duties as directed by the Electrical Supervisor.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Troubleshooting
  • Experience in ABB, Danfoss VSDs, soft starters and Simocode
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • Able to diagnose problems and potential problems
  • Certification of HV switching from MSD an added advantage
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

Key Job Attributes

  • Bolder, Smarter, Driven
  • Participate and contribute in safe practice and environment awareness
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices
  • Identification of potential hazards and ensuring appropriate action is taken.
  • Maintain a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Identify safety hazards and rectify/control.
  • Adhere to and enforce all aspects of the company’s health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Attend safety meeting /toolbox talks on a daily basis.
  • Ensuring that all tasks are carried out in safe and efficient manner, to assure maximum reliability and policies and procedures.
  • A proven ability to work with other disciplines to achieve minimal disruption to plant operating times

Experience Required To Perform In This Job

  • Minimum Five years’ experience in a Mining environment working as an artisan.
  • Knowledge of LV systems, MCC’s and protection.
  • Knowledge of LV and MV Transformers
  • Knowledge of Electrical motors
  • Maintenance of Overhead cranes.
  • Knowledge of variable speed drives, Soft starters and DOL starters an added advantage would be experience in ABB, Danfoss LV VSD’s
  • Good knowledge on the use of electrical measuring instruments.
  • Able to read electrical drawings
  • Experience on Power Distribution systems will be an advantage.
  • Maintenance of generator / power Plants


  • Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate
  • Electrical Craft Certificate
  • Provincial Driving Permit for LMV

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