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Senior Maintenance Planner (Fixed Plant)

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs
Alluvial Deposits, Base metals
Panama All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Key area: Promote safe, healthy and fair work environment

* Participate Develop standard safe working procedures and actively participate in HSE initiatives
* Carry out formal workplace inspections on a routine basis
* Ensure employees work in compliance with (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures
* Manage and coordinate daily corrective actions
* Enforce housekeeping standards in all designated work areas

Key area: Help to set up planning, reliability and design functions at plant maintenance

* Help on implementing JDEdwards CMMs module
* Help on crating maintenance strategy at metallurgical process plant
* Set up planning standards and adequate planning level to metallurgical process plant
* Help on hiring stuff to planning department
* Ensure adequate skills level to on own team

Key area: Maintenance planning

* Work with supervisors and superintendents (Planning, Engineering and Plant) to ensure that plant equipment of a metallurgical process plant is maintained according to Standard Operating Procedures (and that all machinery/ equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation and industry best practices) by providing adequate work planning.
* Lead the team and ensure that all plant preventive and predictive maintenance plans are in accordance with the needs of the operation that activities are planned and scheduled via a computerized maintenance management system
* Ensure that necessary parts are available when needed
* Provide technical support for the mechanical maintenance personnel on a daily basis to maximize production and efficiencies and optimize costs.
* Report on maintenance activities and performance indicators
* Manage budget for PM, upgrades (installation of new equipment) and plant parts inventory.
* Ensure that to weekly, Monthly and Yearly look ahead plans are created and published as needed
* Continuously improve work plans based on information from field supervisors and superintendents

Key area: Shutdown planning and execution

* Lead shutdown planning, both long term and short term so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized and ensure that in- house resources are fully utilized.
* Ensure that situation awareness is clear to all relevant stakeholders during shutdown

Key area: Collaborate with E&M team and related functions to optimize efficiencies

* Evaluate plant performance to identify and initiate development opportunities.
* Review plant design for debottlenecking and efficiency/ operability improvement and provide financial justification for related capital projects.


* Mechanical Engineer Degree
* Or related Trade Certificate to Heavy Fixed Plant Equipment


* Minimum of 5 to 10 years' experience in a maintenance role; 3 years of which should be senior level in maintenance planning
* Knowledge of JDEdwards or other enterprise systems
* Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.
* Well- developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
* Knowledge and understanding of diverse third world cultures and customs an advantage.
* MS Office and -Project

Behavioural traits:

* Ability to see big picture on complicated big concentrator plant
* Ability to work in a multi- cultural environment
* Team player and results orientated
* Highly motivated and driven
* Methodological and organized
* Relate and communicate to people on all levels
* Good Problem Solving ability & Patient attitude

Other requirements:

* Bilingual in English and Spanish will be advantageous

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