Artisan, Fitter

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Job Description

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:
Job title:  Artisan Fitter, Primary Smelting
Site: Kansanshi Mining Plc
Department:  Smelter Engineering
Section: Mechanical, Primary Smelter
Position reports to: Senior Supervisor – Mechanical
Direct reports: N/A
To carry out Preventive and Corrective Maintenance activities on all Hot Metals (ISA, MSEF, WHB, ESP) Smelting equipment under the general guidance of the section’s supervisor(s).
Key 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.

Maintaining Hydraulic Units.
Maintaining Boiler Pumps and Positive Displacement Fuel Pumps.
Maintaining hot metal Tapping and Plugging Machines
Maintaining MSEF Electrode Columns.
Identifying and implementing Improvements in the Smelter Plant.
Maintaining Belt 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 Plant Equipment or similar.
Knowledge of procedures for routine inspection and maintenance
Knowledge on the Hydraulic and Pneumatic circuitry of furnace electrode columns and tapping machines
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)


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


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

Job Summary

Solwezi, Zambia Location
Full Time Job Type

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