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.
Purpose of the Role:
The purpose of this role is to perform mechanical maintenance repairs on vehicles and accurately identify problems to propose timely repair plans in line with the set company rules and regulations.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Maintain records on services and repairs on vehicles.
Carry out planned maintenance by inspecting, testing the vehicles and completing preventive maintenance such as oil changes.
Prepare accurate service and repair reports in a timely manner.
Explaining mechanical problems and possible solutions to vehicle users.
Testing parts and systems to ensure they work correctly.
Ensuring all critical parts are checked and tested.
Ensuring that the car is fully tested and confirmed to be road worth before handing it over.
Performing basic automotive care, including changing oil and filters.
Repairing or replacing worn, old or defective parts of a car.
Diagnose mechanical and electrical problems using provided Electronic Scanners/Detective tools.
Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance and calling for repairs.
Schedule future maintenance sessions and advise motorists on good vehicle use.
Operate tools, equipment, and machinery according to prescribed safety procedures.
Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing.
Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
Help keep shop, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
Perform any other duties as and when assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications & Experience
Grade 12 school certificate.
Trade/Craft certificate in Automotive Mechanics
3-5 years’ work experience in similar role
Must demonstrate very good record-keeping skills
Class C Driver’s License
Key Job Attributes:
Must be physically fit
Unquestionable work ethic and integrity
Must be hard – working and dependable
Able to multitask
Must be able to work under pressure
Job Specific Competencies:
Basic Knowledge on Electrical
Good hands-eye coordination
Ability to use diagnostic equipment
Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles
Working knowledge of vehicle diagnostic systems and methods
Ability to handle various tools
Communication skills with good command of the English Language.