Tyre Fitter

Website First Quantum Minerals

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Overall Job Purpose

  • The Tyre Fitter is responsible for all aspects of Tyre/Rim/Tyre chain maintenance in and around the site.

Specific Job Responsibility

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;

  • Changing Tyres on all size mine equipment including tyre sizes up to 59/80R63.
  • Rim maintenance on all mine equipment.
  • Tyre chain maintenance including changing chains, tensioning chains and repairing of tyre chains.
  • Daily tyre pressure checks and inspections on all mining equipment.
  • Recording all tyre information on tyre change outs and tyre pressure/inspection checks.
  • Carry out administrative functions as identified by Supervisor
  • Identify worn and faulty components and report.
  • Contribute to good housekeeping routines.
  • Understand and adhere to company’s policies and procedures.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Ability to show initiative and have good interpersonal skills
  • Accurate records management
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Must have good communication skills in the English language
  • Must be familiar with and adhere to safe working practice.

Key Job Attributes

  • Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism
  • Possesses good organizational skills
  • Good oriented person
  • Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers.
  • Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers.
  • Commitment to reach or exceed maintenance, operational and safety goals.
  • Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed.
  • The ability and drive to manage maintenance work group in a technically challenging and geographically remote maintenance environment.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.

Experience required to perform in this job

  • Must be familiar with safe working practices.
  • Minimum 2 years mining tyre/rim/chain experience on Mobile mine equipment.
  • Experience in Mining is an added advantage
  • Able to read, understand and reference maintenance manuals.
  • Record information as required by tyre bay supervisor.
  • Experience in Tyre management systems.

Qualifications

  • Must have Grade 12 Certificate
  • Current Certificate tyre management course or equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and having driving experience for 12 months.
  • Valid EIZ Certificate

To apply for this job please visit firstquantumcareers.com.

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