Aluminium Fitter at Rapid Aluminium
Rapid Aluminium
Lusaka, Zambia
6d ago
source : Jobs in Zambia

The Role of the aluminum fitter is to safely install Aluminium and Glass Frames, Frameless Glass, Skylights, Facades, hardware, Glazing, and waterproofing internally and externally to buildings in the Construction industry, always abiding by the building regulations, health and safety Codes to assist Rapid Aluminium to fulfill their mission of being the best Aluminium Fenestration Company in Zambia by providing safe and reliable support and installations.


Reporting to the Aluminium Charge Hand and / or the installations Manager, the Aluminium Fitter is to assist Rapid Aluminium to fulfill their mission of being the best Aluminium Fenestration Company in Zambia by providing safe and reliable support and installations.


Labelling, marking Measurements and installation tracking

  • 1. To ensure that all openings are safely and correctly labelled on site to correspond with the Final accepted quotation, Tracking program and or Bill of Quantities.
  • 2. To ensure that all measurements are safely measured View from outside always, always taking a minimum of 3x width and 3x Height measurements.
  • All measurements to be recorded in the designated RAL measurement book, inclusive of frame design, and specifications such as colour, glass type, flyscreens’, hardware detail, finished floor levels.

  • 3. To ensure that the program tracking document is up dated daily on site and at the workshop.
  • On Site Fabrication and Installation

  • 1. All Aluminium Frames are to be cut, fabricated and assembled as per HBS assembly guidelines in accordance with practical installation techniques as per drawings provided by RAL.
  • 2. All water proofing of frame joints / connections to be adhered to at all times.
  • 3. All installations are to be done with the correct Personal protective Equipment (PPE) utilized, ensuring site / workplace safety, and installations to be done efficiently without damage to profiles, glass, hardware and site.
  • All frames to be installed and properly water proofed with Acrylic and Red Reveal sealant. All materials and glass must be safely stored on site away from any potential possibilities of damage or breakages.
  • Prior to assembling any piece of Aluminium, fabricators must read and fully comprehend assembly instructions, such as cutting schedules, drawing details and sketches.
  • They must then go over the list of parts to be assembled, ensuring that each is accounted for. Based on specifications, fabricators assemble the Aluminium, taking measurements, repositioning parts and making sure each part is properly fitted and secured.

    In addition to assembling the Aluminium, fabricators identify any errors or malfunctions. When such inefficiencies are identified, fabricators make repairs and troubleshoot to the best of their ability.

  • Experience in installing frameless glass showers, skylights, Glass to glass installations, hulabond cladding, curtain walls, stacking doors folding / foldaside doors.
  • Product Management

  • Profile Management and accountability of all Aluminium profiles, offcuts, hardware, consumables, glass and Gaskets.
  • Aluminium Frame Management and accountability of all Aluminium profiles, offcuts, hardware, consumables, glass and Gaskets.
  • Management of all Goods received Notes for all items delivered to site by the company
  • To correctly record all product receivables and returns back to the workshop.
  • To maintain written records of all customer client meetings / discussions.
  • To create space and ensure all aluminium profiles, offcuts, hardware, consumables and gaskets are kept neatly in their designated areas and packed away promptly once received on site.
  • Optimization

  • To manage the Optimization of all profiles in order to identify any shortfalls in materials and obtain the best.
  • To optimize on all consumables for all Installations and request all consumables at 1630hrs every day from Stores via WhatsApp.
  • Hardware

  • To account for and install all hardware as per quotation, tender or BOQ.
  • To safely keep all customer keys.
  • To ensure all hardware is packed in order and stored in a tidy weatherproof environment.
  • To handover all damaged / and or replaced hardware back to the client.
  • Glass Management

  • To manage the Optimization of all glass pieces, ensure safe transportation of glass to and from sites.
  • To install ONLY, glass with machine Polished edges.
  • To safely oversee the safe installation of all types of Glass, ensuring always that beading and wedging is done correctly.
  • To ensure all glass installations are water / weather proof.
  • To ensure that Laminated safety glass is always installed in doors, or any application one metre above finished floor level, and or public buildings.
  • To report all glass Breakages daily via the WhatsApp installations group.
  • Consumables Management

  • To optimize on all consumables for all Installations and request all consumables by 1500hrs every day from Stores via WhatsApp.
  • To ensure that all consumables are collected at the end of each day by the appointed trainee aluminum fitter, in readiness for the following days allocated tasks / site.
  • Work environment and surroundings

  • Client Interaction and Administration
  • Must communicate in well spoken English clearly and must have neat and tidy written English.
  • Collecting customer details and directing them to the relevant person.
  • Customer liaison.
  • Providing profile samples to the Clients and demonstrations / explanations of the various different Frame Designs and options.
  • Must communicate honestly with the client and management on the client allocated WhatsApp project group.
  • Must ensure the Installation tracking reports are up dated daily.
  • Must meet with the client daily and provide a weekly operations progress report.
  • Must take minutes of all client meetings / discussions and forward on to the client and management weekly.
  • Must take photos of installation progress, as well as installation challenges / set back to communication with management and the client.
  • Health and Safety

  • To ensure that all personnel have and wear their personally issued uniforms, safety boots, and safety glasses / gloves / face masks, ear protectors as and where applicable.
  • To ensure safe loading / offloading and storage of Profiles, frames, glass, boards, steel, scaffolding, fuel, consumables, products against collapse toppling, structural failure, fire, water damage, rain / weather.
  • To ensure that the Vehicles and tool boxes / yard is kept clean and tidy always.
  • To ensure that all loads are securely and safely Fastened / tightened / secure for transportation.
  • The site work environment is to be kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Installations are to be done quickly as per the installations tracking program.
  • To ensure that allocated Gensets and electrical cables and electrical tools are safely utilized and stored, secure and refueled in a safe manner that is environmentally friendly.
  • To ensure that allocated Scaffolding and ladders are safely erected, utilized and stored, securely, in a safe manner that is environmentally friendly.
  • To ensure that tools, Ladders, Gensets, and Electrical tools and Cables are inspected weekly, and reports on their conditions are submitted to Management weekly.
  • It is the responsibility of the aluminum fitter to hold a daily site meeting to issue tasks, and also discuss tool box topics concerning installation and health and safety.
  • Where personnel are working at heights, it is the responsibility of the aluminum fitter to create and implement the FALL PROTECTION PLAN specific to the site and work environment and ensure that all personnel are aware and are taught the fall protectio0n plan.
  • To ensure that allocated Glass is safely transported stored and installed in a safe manner that is environmentally friendly.
  • Supporting the Sales Officer, Maintenance Foreman and Installations Managers in :

  • Managing the warranties provided for the installations and repairs jobs done in the workshop.
  • Data inputting of tracking schedules.
  • Filing of all quotations, Hand over certificates and ensuring all debts are collected.
  • Preparing of material lists and ordering of glass and Aluminium profiles and products.
  • Administration / Office environment and surroundings

  • To ensure all vehicles are safely parked overnight at the offices or safely at a Police Post / station / pre agreed safe location when out of town.
  • To ensure all vehicle keys are safely stored and or returned at the end of each shift.
  • To provide written Trip / Journey reports when requested by Management.
  • To attend to police fines and make payment for traffic offences committed.
  • To pick up and drop off specified clients, staff members, family members as instructed by Senior Management.
  • Assist with regard to delivery of invoices, delivery notes, and good received notes.
  • To conduct performance appraisals on a monthly basis on all personnel below you.
  • To submit monthly and weekly reports.
  • To Prepare the Tracking document, and update it daily.
  • To utilise all the forms and templates as per the correct usage.
  • To populate and update the client file with all client related documents and correspondence.
  • Any other Duties as instructed by Senior Management.

  • This is a Lusaka based full-time position with extensive local travel and possible out of town trips
  • The successful candidate shall be offered a one year contract after 3 months’ probation. Salary will be set according to the Rapid Aluminium Salary Scale

    E essential, D desirable


  • Understanding of Cutting , fabrication and installation of Aluminium E
  • Good Knowledge of Glass types and performance D
  • Good knowledge of basic Carpentry E
  • Good Knowledge of Mathematics E

  • Excellent installation skills E
  • Flexible, effective team work and interpersonal skills E
  • Good communicating skill in English both written and spoken D

  • 5 years’ experience as an aluminum Fitter / installer E
  • Experience in Frameless Glass and skylight installations D
  • Effective communication with internal and external customers E
  • Experience in team project planning and management E

  • Being well organized and systematic E
  • Careful, accountable, responsible and punctual E
  • A team player- personable, caring, helpful and reliable E
  • Ernest and approachable E
  • Good personal grooming & personal presentation of Sober Character E
  • Qualifications in basic First Aid training D
  • Knowledgeable in Glass product types, handling and management / installation E
  • Computer literate D

  • Willing to work long and irregulars hours including public holidays E
  • Willing to take extensive travel out Lusaka E
  • Discreet and respectful E
  • Time driven E
  • Must like to work in a clean environment E

  • Minimum of Grade 10 Qualifications E
  • Grade 12 pass qualifications D
  • Diploma in Carpentry D
  • Any other Duties as instructed by Senior Management.

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