Technical Advisors – Auto Electrical

First Quantum Minerals LTD - Solwezi, North-Western

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Technical Advisors – Auto Electrical

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure maximum equipment availability
  • Adhere to safe working procedures for all work areas and keep a good safety culture.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for your subordinates, including on-going training and development.
  • Ensure your teams work is of the highest quality with minimal to no re-work, all work areas are free from hazards and maintained to a high standard.
  • Ensure maximum equipment availability
  • Diagnostic fault finding on mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems
  • Carry out routine maintenance and repairs to the mining fleet, while training subordinate employees
  • Repairing equipment, identifying and scheduling future planned repairs.
  • Work closely with planners and contribute to preventative maintenance and continuous improvement going forward
  • Ability to use robot-cause analysis tools in investigating breakdowns and sub-standard performance of equipment.
  • Perform inspections on completed jobs
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping at all times


  • Experience in mining or other heavy duty industry
  • Auto Electrical trade qualification
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in a maintenance technical adviser role

Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in heavy mechanical / Electrical equipment
  • Solid experience across a broad range of large mining equipment: Liebherr 9100 & 9250, Komatsu PC5500-6 excavators, D25K Drills
  • Experience with 24vdc circuit controls and automation system, software and hardware
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement
  • Good understanding of production and maintenance priority of large scale mining equipment
  • Experience with work permit systems and safe work procedures to control maintenance activities and manage hazards associated with mining industry
  • Follow the FQML way- bolder, smarter, driven

Behavioural Traits

  • Ability to mentor local workforce
  • Very good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills who gives clear, concise instructions
  • Thinking safety first
  • Honesty
  • Technical skills


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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