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Gold Superintendent

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs
Base metals, Gold
Central America, Panama
Panama All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

Key Accountabilities and Challenges:

* Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
* The role has equipment and personnel accountability for the gold gravity concentrators and the gold room.
* Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within section.
* Maintain a very high standard of plant and gold room housekeeping.
* Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI of gravity concentrator throughput
* Directly participate in the daily to monthly work activities of the processing plant, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance performance.
* Monitor, control and report on gold plant and process performance indicators.
* Ensure the diagnosis of process performance is conducted, focusing on identifying root cause, and implementation of both corrective and preventative measures.
* Constantly seek out innovative solutions for plant problems.
* Manage, track and report continuous improvement activities to deliver improved process performance.
* Review plant design, scope and develop justification for capital upgrades.
* Collaborate with peer Superintendents to achieve the best attainable outputs from the Gold recovery section.
* Ensure short and long term equipment maintenance plans and schedules are in place for the area to maintain operational availability.
* Implement the structure, manning levels and resources to deliver the Gravity concentrator & Gold section component of operations plan.
* Maintain staff development and training programs, particularly skills transfer and coaching to the national staff.
* Identify and actively manage succession planning for key roles.
* Contribute to the quarterly and annual operations production budget/forecasts.
* Prepare the annual gravity and gold operations budget and provide quarterly forecasts.
* Control, report and reduce operational costs.
* Implement FQM Way culture across the Technical team - "Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together."
* Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager Processing Plant.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

A Tertiary Qualification in Extractive Metallurgy, Mineral Processing or related field.


* Commitment to SHEC performance.
* Good leadership and motivational skills, and get work done through others.
* Excellent cognitive and analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing corrective and preventative action plans.
* Possess ability to analyze and understand complex metallurgical information.
* Good understanding of metallurgical process improvement and control strategies.


* 10 years of direct experience in technical and/or operational roles of crushing and grinding circuits.
* Minimum 5 years of leadership/supervisory experience.
* Significant experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant(s).
* Preferably experienced in the copper and gold circuits

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