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Superintendent: Flotation and Utilities

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs
Alumina, Aluminium, Base metals, Copper
Panama All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Promote safe, healthy and fair work environment

* 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 H&S (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.

Help to set up maintenance functions at wet plant

* Help on hiring and train team to cope world class flotation plant.

* Ensure sufficient spare and wear part levels.

* Ensure that maintenance plans are created and implemented.

* To create and implement SOP's.

Execute mechanical maintenance plan to meet established targets

* Work with managers and superintendents (Planning, Engineering & Plant) to ensure that wet plant equipment of a metallurgical process plant operates according to Standard Operating Procedures (and that all machinery/equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation and industry best practices) within determined budgets and meet demand.

* Ensure that all wet 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 economical spares inventories are established and maintained. Actively seek alternative suppliers to meet quality and cost targets.

* Provide input to shutdown planning in coordination with Planner(s) so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized. Systematically develop methods, materials, tools and parts so downtime is minimal.

* 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.

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.

Provide leadership to the team

* Manage a team responsible wet plant mechanical maintenance activity.

* Ensure that shifts are appropriately staffed.

* Provide clear work objectives and expectations of the performance levels required to achieve business plans and production goals.

* Identify training opportunities that provide depth and versatility for all new and advancing maintenance employees.


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


* Worked in mining or heavy industry.

* Minimum of 8-10 years' experience in a maintenance role; 5 years of which should be in Senior Supervisory capacity.

* Knowledge of JDEdwards or other enterprise systems.

* Strong user of maintenance management systems and overall MS Office is an advantage.

* Plant specific experience on large flotation cells, re-grinding mills, pumping systems and thickeners.

Behavioural Traits:

* Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

* Team player and results orientated.

* Highly motivated & driven.

* Methodological and organized.

* Relate and communicate to people on all levels.

* Good Problem Solving ability & Patient attitude.

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