at Hitachi Construction Machinery Africa
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Date Posted 6 January 2022
Category Other


Purpose of the role:

To machine components in line with Hitachi standards/specifications. Interpret engineering drawings and use a wide range of machine tools.

Reports to: Machine Shop Supervisor.

Branch: Reman Workshop Lusaka.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Machinist will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Carry out a job safety analysis (JSA) before work starts.
  • Ensure task requirements are clearly understood and all risks identified before commencing the job.
  • Work according to all safety policies and ensuring that correct PPE is worn at all times.
  • Adhere to all company requirements for the use of permits, risk assessments, Isolations and risk management.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and follow safety regulations
  • Conduct daily Workshop Maintenance (preventive & corrective actions).
  • Perform various machining operations using all standard machine tools with minimum supervision.
  • Perform line boring operations using portable line boring machines.
  • Must be able to do JIG and fixture designing.
  • Must be able to interpret engineering Drawings.
  • Must understand Limits and Fits, reference to tolerance dimensions.
  • Must have knowledge to Dismantle, Asses, Assemble components e.g. speed reduction, gear boxes and any Related Components.
  • Must be able to understand materials and material failure analysis.
  • Analyses component parts, and machine to suit the prevailing situation at sites.
  • Must be able to do crack detecting, repair and heat treatment.
  • Must be able to perform Critical measurements.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must have a full Grade 12 certificate.
  • Must have a Craft Certificate in Machining from a government recognized Institution.
  • Must have at least 4 years’ experience in mining, engineering or any related industries as a qualified artisan machinist.
  • Must be a Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

Job Specific Competencies

  • Engineering workshop machining
  • The ability to measure and read Engineering detail drawings.
  • Troubleshooting and fault-finding abilities.
  • The ability to make informed decisions.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to work overtime if the need arises.
  • Be able to adhere to safety requirements for the task at hand.
  • Ability to be exposed to dust, heat and noise in a controlled fixed process plant environment.

If you meet the requirements for this job, email your detailed C.V, certified copies of certificates and cover letter in a single document to, or send your application to:

The Human Resource Manager,

Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia, Co. Ltd.

KK International Airport Road, Plot 2350/M

P.O. Box 30182, Lusaka.

The closing date for applicants is Wednesday 12th January, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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