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Mechanical Coordinator, Milling

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Engineering Consultant Jobs
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Purpose of the role:

* The position of maintenance coordinator is to maximize plant availability through coordination of maintenance personnel and plant equipment spares to ensure set plant equipment reliability is achieved in a safe environment. This role is responsible for maintaining the operational integrity of the plant and equipment in order to achieve production targets.

Key Responsibilities:

* Offer technical guidance to all supervisors under the superintendent to the plant runs efficiently and in a safe manner.
* Be a self-starter and able to work autonomously and as part of a team
* Demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety and the safety of your subordinates.
* Be accurate, methodical, and practical when giving guidance to mechanical supervisors and artisans.
* Ensure subordinates follow laid down policies and procedures as outlined by management.
* Enforce compliance to work order attachments and documents such as JSA's, work procedures, SWIs, etc.
* Coordinate and ensure compliance with safety and environmental management systems, policies, and procedures along with ensuring that all risks have been identified and managed and a safe working environment is maintained.
* Enforce good housekeeping practices are maintained by enforcing cleaning up before, during, and after every task and not leaving any hazards within the workplace.
* Provide the superintendent with practical suggestions and improvements for the section.
* Coordinate with departmental team members, as well as process departmental members.
* Have the ability to plan for shutdowns, and arrange materials and manpower allocation in collaboration with the planning department.
* Assist in the proactive identification of repair and maintenance works required, which includes spare sourcing abilities.
* Any other duties as directed by your direct supervisor.

Qualification, Experience & Skill:

* G12 Certificate
* Bachelor's degree or diploma in mechanical engineering from a recognized institution.
* Tertiary qualification in maintenance management will be advantageous.
* Minimum of 5 years experience in a junior mechanical position.
* Minimum of 8 years experience in a supervisory role mechanical engineer.
* Proven knowledge and experience in heavy mining units of processing plants in slurry pumps, conveyor systems, high rate feeder units, SAG & ball mill operations, mill hydraulic lubrication systems, hydraulic valve operational systems, vibratory feeder systems, and cyclone systems.
* Construction and maintenance supervision background, with preference given to direct mining experience.
* Extensive knowledge of milling and grinding systems will be essential.
* Must be familiar with safe working practices.
* Knowledge of Pronto will be advantageous.
* Plant-specific experience in hard rock fixed copper processing plants.
* Previous experience in a large open pit mining, milling, and flotation operation will be advantageous.
* Demonstrable experience with maintenance management systems and RCA will be advantageous.
* Ability to manage and implement company procedures.
* Provide feedback to supervisor regarding employee morale and concerns.
* Ability to create a safety and quality-conscious team.
* A valid Zambian vehicle driving permit.
* Registered as a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ).
* Registered as a member of the Engineering Registration Board of Zambia (ERB).

Behavioral Traits:

* Have good communication skills
* Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
* Problem Solving Skills
* Critical Thinking Skills
* Team player
* Analytical
* Show Initiative
* Accountability

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