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Superintendent Mineral Processing

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Plant Mining Jobs
Panama All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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We are recruiting experienced people to join our world-class Copper, Gold and Molybdenum Cobre Panama operation. The operation is equipped to treat 75Mtpa of ore, which will involve large-scale conventional open pit mining and processing plant.

We are searching for senior Superintendent level people who are uniquely specialized in one or more of the following areas:

* Crushing Superintendent: Technologies in this area include 4 x in-pit 63' Primary Gyratory Crushers, 4 x 2.5 MW Cone Secondary Cone Crushers and 4 x 1 MW Pebble Crushers.

* Milling Superintendent: Technologies in this area include 3 x gearless 40' SAG mills operating in SABC mode with associated 26' Ball mills; installed milling power is 150MW.

* Gold Superintendent: Technologies in this area include gravity concentrators, magnetic separators, shaking tables, calunation and smelting to produce gold - silver bullion.

* Concentrator Superintendent (Copper & Molybdenum): Technologies is this area include large-scale conventional flotation plant (600m3 cells), column flotation (5m diameter), 3 x 5MW vertical stirred re-grinding mills, large conventional thickeners and pressure filters.

* Services Superintendent: Technologies in this area include the Reagent Management area and multiple site services including the water balance.


* Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the plant;
* Oversee the daily to monthly operations of the area and personnel to ensure optimised plant availability, utilization, and performance;
* Monitor, control & report on performance indicators, plant activities and operational shortfalls;
* Identify and manage continuous improvement activities to deliver improved performance;
* Build a collaborative team environment both with the operating section and also across section and department boundaries;
* Lead the team. Maintain staff development and training programs, particularly skills transfer and coaching to the national staff.


* A Tertiary Qualification in Extractive Metallurgy, Mineral Processing or related field.
* A minimum of 10 years of direct experience in technical and/or operational roles;
* A minimum of 5 years' experience at a Senior Superintendent or Management;
* Significant experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant(s);
* Solid experienced in the copper and gold circuits;
* Exposure to minerals processing plant design or metallurgical optimisation.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate operational performance reports in both an upward and downward direction;
* Excellent cognitive and analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls and bottlenecks, whilst being able to generate sustainable solutions.
* English language fluency. Spanish capability will be advantageous.

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