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Control Systems Engineer

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Instrument Jobs
Panama All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

We are currently searching for experienced people to join our Cobre Panama operation.

The Control Systems Engineer has the following key responsibilities:

* Required to provide PCS engineering solutions in order to support optimal plant performance.
* Identify PCS user requirements using P&IDs, process description and/or interpretation of existing logic.
* Ensuring Reliability is in the fore front in every effort to increase availability.
* Support and Optimise plant performance through fine tuning.
* Software configuration of all relevant field instrumentation through DTM.
* Provide advanced support to field instrument diagnostics utilising the Maintenance ES.
* Strong problem solving skills.
* Adhering to Local OSHA regulations, policies and procedures.
* Take part in the Route Cause Analysis Practises.
* Ensure that safety aspects are fully compliant with regulations and best practices.
* Ensures operational requirements and expectations are met.
* Provide relevant information and technical direction.
* Assist in creating Scope of Work, Functional Design Specifications and executing the Software Change Management Process


* Bachelor's degree, National/Higher/Advanced Diploma in instrumentation.

Experience & Skills:

* 10 - 15 years related experience in the mining environment.
* In-depth knowledge of Instrumentation, PCS engineering principles and standards.
* Extensive Experience with Siemens PCS7 V7 or newer.
* Extensive knowledge of Industrial Networks including Profibus DP and PA a prerequisite.
* Knowledge of Enterprise Infrastructure Management Systems.
* Knowledge of APC, Historians and OPC Interfaces.
* Excellent written and verbal communications.
* Exposure to large scale projects.

Behavioural Traits:

* Essential to be self-motivated.
* Capable of working under pressure.
* Must have excellent leadership and communication skills.
* Exhibit ability to perform in multi-cultural environment.
* Display enthusiasm to mentor and train other workforce disciplines.

Other Requirements: Language - Confidence in both English and Spanish will be advantageous.

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