Artisan, Electrician

Solwezi, Zambia, Full Time - March 6, 2022

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Job description:
To safely execute maintenance & installation work according to prescribed standards
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 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.


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 all Safety and substation logbooks are checked and signed according to the procedure.

Stock Control

Ensure that stock levels of electrical equipment are maintained in the warehouse and report all defective or substandard equipment to your direct Supervisor.

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.

Training and development

Identify needs for specialised training requirements within your area.
Experience in fault finding, maintenance of U.P.S systems experience essential.
Knowledge of electronic circuitry essential.
Other duties
Any other duties as directed by the Direct Electrical Supervisor.


Minimum of a Grade 12 Certificate
Electrical Craft Certificate
Valid Driving License
Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)


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
Good knowledge on the use of electrical measuring instruments.
Reading electrical drawings
Computer literate.
Experience on Power Distribution systems will be an advantage.
Maintenance of Generator / Power Plants


Technical Skills


Standby and overtime where required
Exposure to noise/dust
To do Shift Work When required

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