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Fitter Mechanic (6 Posts) at Shanta Mining Company Limited October, 2022 Job Description
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Provide engineering maintenance services on mechanical infrastructure and systems, execute mechanical related projects to maintain equipment’s to the required performance. Installation to the correct standards of motors, gearboxes, pumps, fans, conveyor belts, agitators and valves; balancing and testing of equipment; component assembly and fitment of equipment, and other general fitting tasks and requirements.


Fitter mechanic has the following accountabilities and authorities:

  • Read, interpret and understand engineering systems blueprints and distinguish associated mechanical components, and correctly install and commission mechanical system based on blueprints or drawings.
  • Using blueprints and drawings as a guide, assemble, install and create complete or finished mechanical structures.
  • Troubleshoot and Repair Malfunctioning Systems: Use analytical and problem-solving skills to test and diagnose mechanical systems and structurees, determine the root cause of any malfunction in the system and rectify, come up with a plan of action and use skills to replace or rectify identified defects or components or configuration
  • Perform Regular System and Equipment Maintenance by Creating and implementing maintenance schedules and procedures for all of the systems under your control. This includes keeping an organized maintenance log.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Perform various mechanical infrastructure systems inspections as assigned, these are daily, weekly, monthly inspections to maintain or improve equipment availability or performance.
  • Corrective Maintenance: Repair, replace or modify various mechanical parts and infrastructure to minimize equipment downtime.
  • Repair, maintenance, and installation activities on fixed plant infrastructure such as, crushing plant, dewatering infrastructure, milling plant, CIL plant, gold plant, Tailings facilities, water reticulation systems, mine ventilation equipment and mine air systems
  • Inspect, analyze, and record critical mechanical information during the process of undertaking mechanical refurbishment work; this critical information would include the interpretations of wear and tear, mechanical damage to gears, shafts, housing, bearings etc. recording of end floats, preloads, gear train, backlash, tooth contacts and other engineering data at the start and completion of every refurbishment.
  • Execute various mechanical related projects to the required quality and standard.
  • Responsible for the installation of new equipment. Studying plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirements and sequence of repairs and/or installations. Ensure the best quality of work is delivered within the safe working standards and regulations set.



  • Trade Test qualified Grade I or Mechanical Full Technician Certificate (FTC).


  • 3 years working experience in Mechanical Field.


  • Good written and verbal English language skills are essential.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Computer literate / electronic diagnostic tools and systems.



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Applicants are invited to submit their Resumes, certificates and application cover letters addressed to the below (indicating the position title in the subject) via E -Mail: [email protected]

Human Resources Director
Shanta Mining Company Limited
P.O. Box 79408
Dar- Es-Salaam

The deadline for submitting the application is 2 November 2022.

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