First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
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Engineer, Electrical

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Job Description


Reporting to the Superintendent, you will be responsible for assisting in the establishment of preventative and responsive maintenance within FQMO mine to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost effective manner.

Specific Job Responsibility


  • Provide guidance on the installation of new electrical operational equipment and systems, replacement of old, faulty or redundant electrical operational equipment and systems as per the company and vendor’s safety and quality specifications.

Electrical protection:

  • Provide guidance on the mine’s electrical maintenance equipment to have the correct hardware interlocking and safety parameter settings for safe and effective operation.


  • Provide guidance on the companies planned and preventative maintenance schedules and procedures for different electrical equipment.

Reporting and record keeping:

  • Report all incidents immediately to your direct supervisor.
  • Provide guidance on all safety logbooks regarding inspections and authorizations according to the FQMO logbook procedure.

Stock Control:

  • Provide guidance on stock levels of electrical equipment to be held in the warehouse and report all defective or substandard equipment to your direct supervisor.

Tools and audit:

  • Provide guidance on the correct type of all hand tools, required for the work within the fixed plant electrical section.
  • Provide guidance on the safe usage of all mobile / hydraulic tools, required for the work within your section.
  • Provide guidance on the reporting of defective tools, the correct usage and control of hand tools.
  • Provide guidance on all mine site electrical fixed plant drawings to be kept up to date and verified for redlined updates to be submitted to the drafting section for redrafting.

Training and development:

  • Provide knowledge and skills training for onsite personal, through our VFL program.
  • Assist in identifying of needs for specialized training requirements within the fixed plant area of responsibility.
  • Assist in implementation of a reliable Zambian development program [succession planning] to guide and mentor upcoming leaders in your section, ensuring the record keeping are transparent and available for auditing purposes.

Other duties:

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, training and supervising all fixed plant electrical functions. This include safety, scheduling, engineering specifications, material control and day to day direction on technical information.
  • Assist in creating of downtime / lost time, reports in a timely manner and presented to senior staff after each substantial production loss (due to equipment failure in the fixed plant), for evaluation and escalation to senior management.
  • Any other duties as directed by your direct supervisor.


  • Grade 12 school certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from a recognized institution or an equivalent electrical qualification.
  • A valid Zambian vehicle driving permit.
  • Registered as a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ).
  • Registered as a member of the Engineering Registration Board of Zambia (ERB).


  • Seven years’ experience in an open pit electrical maintenance environment, working as an appointed electrical engineer.
  • Maintenance and operating knowledge of electrical low, medium and High voltage systems, protection calculations and settings.
  • technology and equipment.
  • Ability to read, train and understand electrical & P&ID drawings.
  • Computer literate in all the Microsoft packages

Method of Application

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling & Exploration
Mining processing & refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.