Artisan Tyre Fitter

Apply now Requisition Number: 505403
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Key Responsibilities

The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

  • •To carry out all tyre inspections and recording the results of these inspections
    •Carry out Wheel alignment where necessary to reduce wear on tyres
    •Carry out Wheel balancing where necessary
    •Ensure when tyres are fitted to road wheels, are prepared for fitment through the cleaning and preparation of mated-surfaces
    •Carry out routine (documented) wheel-nut torque checks
    •Ensure the workshop areas are kept clean, tidy and safe
    •Required to collect tyres and or other essential parts as and when required
    •Store Tyre stocks and all tyres in an appropriate, tidy and safe manner
    •Prepare used tyres for collection and disposal by the tyre contractor
    •Ensure all workshop power tools are located in the correct position and prepared for inspection
    •Knowledge and ability to use tyre fitment equipment is a requirement
    •Other duties as  instructed by the Supervisor


  • Minimum of a Grade 12
  •  Craft Certificate from recognised institution
  • A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)


  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in tyre fitting


  •  Teamwork
  •  Bold initiative
  • Thinking safely
  • Upholding quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving quantity
  •  Driving attendance


  • Standby and overtime where required
  • Exposure to noise / dust
  • Working at heights
  •  Working in confined spaces

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