Artisan, GET

First Quantum

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:


To install and carry out maintenance works on Excavators and other Auxiliary machines


  • Carry out equipment inspections and ensure that corrective work is identified before it becomes a breakdown.
  • Carry out maintenance and repairs to dipper, bucket, blade, dump body including general repairs on Machine.
  • Identify corrective work during preventive maintenance inspections and ensure information is recorded and report to the foreman.
  • Ensure task requirements are clearly understood and all risks identified before commencing the task.
  • Ensure task requirements are clearly understood and all risks identified before commencing the job.
  • Inspect assembled vessels or individual components, such as tubes, fittings, valves, controls, or auxiliary mechanisms, to locate any defects.
  • Repair or replace defective pressure vessel parts, such as safety valves or regulators, using torches, jacks, caulking hammers, power saws, threading dies, welding equipment, or metalworking machinery.
  • Bell, bead with power hammers, or weld pressure vessel tube ends to ensure leak-proof joints.
  • Study blueprints to determine locations, relationships, or dimensions of parts.
  • Straighten or reshape bent pressure vessel plates or structure parts, using hammers, jacks, or torches.
  • Other duties as instructed by the Supervisor.


  • Minimum of a Grade Twelve (Grade 12) Certificate
  • Craft Certificate in Metal Fabrication from a recognized institution
  • Member of EIZ
  • Class C Driver’s Licence (Manual Transmission)
  • Experience in Ground Engaging Tools will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience as a Boilermaker in a Mining Environment

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