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Auto Electrician (Trade Test / Mining / Underground Mining Equipment / Maintenance / Electrical Faults) – Africa

Job Reference

518 0510 MHU

Region

Western Africa

Date Posted

October 5, 2021

Reference Number: 518 0510 MHU

 

Job Description:

Our client is a leading mining contractor. An Auto Electrician role is to install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as mining equipment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Mining Pre-Shift Meetings each shift
  • Conduct operator pre-start checks on mobile plant and light vehicles prior to operation
  • Clean and maintain cleanliness of underground vehicles (Internally and Externally to Company policy
  • Assess potential hazards and make necessary changes to eliminate or control them, reporting to supervisor as per BAPL policy
  • Ensure that the necessary lock out procedures are in place before commencing work on a piece of equipment
  • Ensure all work is carried out to quality and specification requirements with documentation completed on time
  • Ensure maintenance targets are achieved by practising preventative maintenance through scheduled inspections, servicing, adjustments, troubleshooting and timely repair
  • Maintain and repair varied electrical systems on a diverse range of mobile equipment, heavy vehicles and passenger vehicles
  • Service, identify and repair faults on electronically controlled systems such as electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, anti-lock braking and cruise control.
  • Install electrical equipment such as gauges, lighting, alternators and starter motors
  • Install electrically operated accessories such as radios, heating and demisting equipment, air conditioners and driving lights
  • Refer to circuit diagrams and use meters and test instruments to find electrical faults
  • Adjust engine control systems and timing to ensure vehicles are running at peak performance
  • Test recondition and replace faulty alternators, generators, starter motors and related items such as voltage regulators and batteries
  • Repair and replace faulty ignition, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches
  • Support the efficient operation of the underground fleet by providing reliable and accurate maintenance knowledge, expertise and practical application, to minimise down time and subsequent loss of production
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all task instructions and procedures and ensure that these are consistently adhered to when carrying out maintenance tasks
  • Complete all administrative processing requirements associated with maintenance duties, such as requisition of parts and materials, processing of maintenance orders, recording of labour time, etc. through relevant information management systems
  • Maintain and use equipment as designed
  • Diagnosis of faults and breakdowns
  • Complete work orders and other maintenance documentation

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Relevant trade certificates
  • Working knowledge of the standard methods and practices of automotive electrical work and the materials and methods used
  • Exposure to underground mining equipment, ideally Sandvik (jumbo & longhole drills, LHDs and trucks); CAT (loaders, graders) but strong overall U/G mining equipment will be considered
  • Experience with remote systems highly regarded
  • Strong expat exposure in Africa (ideally West Africa) and Middle East will be beneficial
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Enthusiasm for continuous improvement
  • Have a good understanding of general OHS
  • Clear and concise verbal skills / Proficient English reading and writing skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines

 

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Expat opportunity
  • Attractive package on offer
  • 6/3 roster

 

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Mark Huber at mhuber@camining.com

 

Please visit www.camining.com or www.mining-recruitment-jobs.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Mark Huber

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

 

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

 

 

 

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