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Plant Controller - Process

Responsibilities:

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* Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
* Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the Process Plant.
* Maintain a very high standard of control room housekeeping.
* Optimise the over-arching and common Process Plant equipment, people and processes to maximise copper, molybdenum and gold production.
* The role has functional shift leadership of field processing Supervisors and Process Plant Control Room Operators.
* Oversee, monitor and optimise macro parameters to exceed the main plant KPI targets, throughput, recovery and product quality.

* Coordinate and pre-empt real-time plant feed rate and ore quality with respect to impacts on plant performance through engagement with mining operations to optimise plant control response.
* Ensure equipment is operated within defined operating strategies and procedures.
* Ensure high utilisation of the plant 'expert' control system and other critical control loops.
* Maintain high utilisation of critical in-line instrumentation & measurement (ie PSA & OSA) for real-time performance optimisation.
* Set and maintain high standards of plant control (ie alarm management, operating by trends, DCS bypass management, production loss integrity etc).
* Ensure follow up of execution of daily operating instructions issued by day leaders (operations, metallurgists, and maintenance) and escalate when they cannot be achieved.
* Ensure all appropriate performance deviations are promptly escalated by Supervisors to relevant Superintendents and Managers.

* Assist in oversight of major plant shutdowns, maintenance activities and start-ups, particularly the interdependencies between common systems.
* Direct the shift Maintenance Supervisor(s) on Process Plant maintenance priority.
* Coach shift personnel, particularly Shift Supervisors and Control Room Operators in the drive for operational excellence;
* Working closely with maintenance, processing and technical leaders to coordinate and prioritise macro and possibly conflicting activities, to optimise the overall output of the plant.
* Diagnose plant defects and implement corrective measures.
* Ensure production loss events are accurately and thoroughly accounted for by the Control Room Operators.
* Provide performance feedback to Superintendents on Supervisors, Control Room Operators and shift teams.
* Understand impacts of decisions (production, quality, cost & risk) to constantly deliver optimum business solutions.
* Be constantly contactable during shift and be ready to report detailed plant performance status.
* Maintain high level of field presence.
* Chair relevant meetings.
* Conduct and log detailed handovers to incoming Plant Controller.
* Provide detailed shift plant performance reports.
* Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.
* Implement FQM Way culture in the work team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
* Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent Shift Operations.
* Full JD available on request

Closing Date:
21/01/2020

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