Artisan, Fitter

First Quantum Minerals


The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Key Responsibilities

Carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on all Hot Metals (ISA, MSEF, WHB, ESP) Smelting equipment. The Maintenance activities will include but not limited to:

  • Maintaining Hydraulic Units.
  • Maintaining Boiler Pumps and Positive Displacement Fuel Pumps.
  • Maintaining of heavy duty compressors, blowers, diesel engines, cooling towers, generator sets, crushers, screens, and valves.
  • Maintaining hot metal Tapping and Plugging Machines
  • Identifying and implementing Improvements in the Smelter Plant.
  • Maintaining Conveyor Belts and Drag Chain Conveyors
  • Maintaining molten metal launders and tap blocks with their associated cooling water piping networks
  • Identifying of equipment defects, troubleshooting and rectification of identified defects


  • Minimum of a Grade 12.
  • Craft Certificate or equivalent in Mechanical Fitting
  • EIZ Certification


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the maintenance of Smelting related Equipment (Oxygen Plant, Cooling Towers, Heavy Duty Compressors, Blowers, Diesel Engines, Pumps, Screens, Valves and Conveyor Belts)
  • Knowledge of procedures for routine inspection and maintenance of Furnaces and related Equipment
  • Knowledge on the Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuitry of furnace electrode columns and tapping machines
  • Experience in maintaining a large Oxygen plant will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the safety requirements when working on furnace tapping equipment, furnace launders and furnace cooling water circuits
  • Knowledge on the associated equipment upstream and downstream of the primary smelting furnaces
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)


  • Teamwork
  • Bold Initiative
  • Thinking Safety
  • Upholding Quality
  • Good Technical Skills
  • Driving Quantity
  • Driving Attendance
  • Good Hand-on experience
  • Dynamic, Driven, Smart

Operational Requirements

  • Standby work required
  • Overtime when necessary
  • Exposure to dust, heat, and noise
  • Working in a Hot Metal Environment
  • PC Literacy

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