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Auto Electrician

086579 Requisition #

Auto Electrician

Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia.

Reporting to: Ancillary Shift Supervisor


Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Ancillary Shift Supervisor


Role Summary


Reporting to the Ancillary Shift Supervisor you will be responsible for maintenance of Mobile Equipment and ensuring Barrick Standards, Policies & Procedures are in place, met and consistently complied with. Furthermore, this role ensures all equipment targets and work management KPI’s are achieved whilst also meeting the maintenance budget, with safety above all else. Your duties will include but not limited to the following:




  • Install, maintain, diagnose faults and repair electrical wiring

  • Diagnose, service and repair faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as engine management systems, hydraulic control systems, transmission control systems and machine monitoring systems

  • Be able to read and understand wiring diagrams produced by various OEM`s

  • Be able to read and understand workshop manuals and be able to follow the diagnostic procedures required for specific faults

  • Be able to use diagnostic tools including the use of a multi meter, a laptop computer and pressure gauges

  • Repair systems to OEM`s specifications

  • Must have the ability to understand technical instructions   

  • Test, replace, and install equipment such as generators, alternators, starter motors and batteries

  • Replace electrical components on vehicles

  • Clean and test components

  • Ensure hazardous substances are disposed of appropriately and Health Safety and Environment (HSE) requirements are met               

  • Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and operations personnel at all times.

  • The position will be expected to positively impact and contribute to the performance of the company through leadership and individual activity.

  • Plan, schedule and monitor work of support personnel to assist immediate supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Craft Certificate in Electrical or related discipline
  • Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the mining industry preferably open pit
  • Must have experience in repairing vehicle air conditioning systems

  • Must have experience of working on large plant and machinery

  • Able to pass pre-employment medical.

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Valid driver’s license.

Ability to read and interpret Microsoft project software Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply


Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.

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