Tribologist

Solwezi, Zambia, Full Time Salary:

Overall Job Purpose
The Tribologist will be responsible for the identification, delivery and control of oil analysis program, reports and ensure that customers are provided with the most appropriate and well-engineered tribology action recommendations.
Specific Job Responsibility
Coordinate the oil laboratory in the most effective and efficient way to achieve best laboratory practices. Â
Provide tribology recommendations on the basis of oil analysis
Coordinate with maintenance teams on site for optimal services
Develop a deep understanding of the customers’ current and emerging needs and ensuring that the offering is tailored to their needs.
Participate with interdepartmental staff, at all levels of the organization, to create, obtain and support optimal maintenance practices and programs.
Prepare and execute lubricant performance evaluations.
Collaborate with lubricant developers to design tests that can be implemented within facility capabilities or through extensions of laboratory capabilities
Report any laboratory equipment malfunctions and ensure the anomalies are attended on time without affecting the laboratory operation for extended period.
Evaluate systems for data accuracy, and implement upgrades to minimize operator error.
Provide technical guidance/work planning inputs to technicians and oil laboratory assayers
Provide technical lead & critical review of new diesel and lubricants deliveries submitted to the lab for authentication.
Ensure that the turnaround time of the oil analysis reports is with the stipulated time.
Perform any other duties as instructed by the Chief Chemist
Job Specific Competencies
Drive the team to Uphold Quality.
Maintain the functionability of the Oil laboratory.
Train New personnel on oil analysis.
Ensure all laboratory personnel are conversant with the quality system
Maintain the oil lab QAQC system and ensure the performance of the Certified and internal Reference materials
Key Job Attributes
Team work
Good interpersonal skills
Bold initiative
Thinking safety
Upholding quality
Driving quantity
Exhibiting technical skill
Driving attendance
Experience required to perform in this job
Minimum 3 years working as a tribologist with a sound technical knowledge of oil Lubrications and related analyses.
Minimum 3 years’ appropriate experience in mechanical reliability experience.
Proven experience managing conditional monitoring programs
A high standard of computer literacy, Microsoft office, access, excel etc.
Qualifications
Grade 12 certificate
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

To apply please visit www.first-quantum.com.