Heavy Duty Mechanics
Reporting to the Shift Supervisor – Shovels & Drills, you will be responsible for the establishment of preventative and responsive maintenance and development within the maintenance area, to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost-effective manner while ensuring compliance with relevant procedures, polices, legal requirements and consistent monitoring of systems and processes to achieve optimal shovel maintenance and productivity. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions and diagnose to determine extent of repair required.
Monitor the compliance with the requirements of Maintenance trades on electrical & hydraulics
Maintain records of equipment repaired along with time spent on such equipment.
Able to read and interpret hydraulic schematic diagrams and circuits.
Able to diagnose mechanical and hydraulic faults.
Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components, or systems, using appropriate tools.
Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers’ specifications.
Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment.
Maintain a schedule for planned maintenance on all equipment providing for lubrication, replacement of parts.
Achievement of maintenance targets in the most cost-effective manner within budgets.
Participate in development of personal training strategies and undertake appropriate training modules.
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:
Grade 12 certificate
Advanced Certificate in Heavy Equipment Repair or Equivalent from a recognized Institution
Minimum 4 years’ experience in Heavy Earthmoving Equipment maintenance. Preferably Komatsu Shovels.
Thorough knowledge of the construction, design, assembly, and maintenance of a wide variety of special purpose heavy equipment.
Experience in troubleshooting hydraulic and electronic systems.
Ability to keep records of repairs, time and parts used for the servicing of heavy, special purpose automotive equipment, and to make related reports.
Member of The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ & ERB)
Holder of a valid driver’s licence.
Good communication skills, self-motivated and innovative
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ABOUT THE TEAM
The Lumwana copper mine is a conventional open pit (truck and shovel) operation. It’s located about 100 kilometers west of Solwezi in Zambia’s Copperbelt — one of the most prospective copper regions in the world. Lumwana ore, which is predominantly sulfide, is treated through a conventional sulfide flotation plant, producing copper concentrate.