Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Apply now Requisition Number : 509579
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Categories : Mining
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America.
This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama.
The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
You will be required to perform preventive maintenance, breakdown repairs and troubleshooting and to maintain, repair a fleet of the following equipment :
Bulldozers - CAT / Liebherr
Loaders - Cat / Komatsu
Excavators / Shovels - CAT / Liebherr
Bulldozer - CAT 14M / 16H
Trucks - CAT 777G, 740B Articulated
Various auxiliary equipment, including generators, lighting towers, EWP and LV
Perform planned installation and maintenance of heavy mechanical equipment in accordance with company procedures to minimize project delays.
Participate in the planning of your long and short term activities.
Provide accurate reports / feedback to the supervisor / foreman and planning department.
Understanding of hydraulic systems.
All work done according to the dealer's specifications.
Read and interpret technical diagrams of various plants and equipment, including hydraulic diagrams.
Inspect, repair, install and test mechanical equipment to ensure that mandatory legal requirements are met.
Perform an evaluation of the spare parts and materials needed to complete the work efficiently and effectively, if necessary, request additional items through the Supervisor.
Calibrate motors and electronic systems.
Test, adjust and evaluate system performance.
Troubleshooting and fault diagnosis in the motor, 12 and 24 volts electric, hydraulic system and power train.
Must have a working knowledge and understanding of safety policies and environmental regulations.
Complete a technical report in accordance with the company's procedures and policies.
Qualifications and experience :
Have a commercial certificate recognized as an installer
It is essential to have a minimum of 8 years of experience working with earthmoving equipment.
It is desirable to work with CAT equipment.
Demonstrated experience using CAT diagnostic tools.
Ability to work and maintain a culture of zero damage and work safely at all times.
It is a desirable quality to have diagnoses, fault location and problem solving capacity
Current driver's license