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Senior Supervisors Mineral Processing

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
Central America, Panama
Panama All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Reporting to the Section Superintendents, we are searching for Senior Supervisors with extensive operational experience across all areas of the Copper processing plant. Specific roles include:

* Senior Supervisor - Crushing
* Senior Supervisor - Milling
* Senior Supervisor - Flotation (Copper)
* Senior Supervisor - Flotation (Molybdenum)
* Senior Supervisor - Services

About the processing plant:

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

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

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

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


* The role has direct equipment accountability ('equipment owner') within its assigned area of plant;
* Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the plant;
* Investigate and action all equipment related Safety and Environmental incidents;
* Oversee day-to-day operations of assigned plant to ensure optimised plant utilization & compliance to operating procedures, strategies & instructions;
* Monitor, control and report on plant equipment status, performance indicators, plant activities, operational shortfalls & corrective actions;
* Issue Daily Operating Instructions to shift teams on key equipment and operational parameters, tasks and considerations;
* Attend morning shift supervisor handover meetings, clarify plant status, and challenge Shift Supervisor on performance against operating systems compliance and delivery of instructions;
* Support the shift teams and Plant Controller in the short term performance of the equipment, but maintain focus on the daily to weekly optimisation horizon;
* Implement operational checks and log-sheets for shift teams to monitor equipment status and take prompt and appropriate corrective action;
* Maintain high level of field presence;
* Personally conduct routine daily field checks of equipment;
* Diagnose plant defects, focusing on identifying root cause, and implement both corrective and preventative measures;
* Work closely with the maintenance and engineering teams to implement long term fixes to deliver equipment reliability;
* Control & reduce operational costs.


* Tertiary Qualification in Extractive Metallurgy, Mineral Processing or related field;
* Minimum of 10 years of direct experience in technical and/or operational roles in copper concentrator;
* Detailed understanding and experience with equipment and technologies associated with large, complex base metals processing plant(s);
* Solid experienced in Copper and Gold circuits, with exposure to Molybdenum desirable;
* Excellent cognitive & analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls and bottlenecks, whilst being able to generate sustainable solutions.

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