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Superintendent, Ancillary Crushing

Purpose of the Role

Lead and manage the mechanical maintenance team at the Ancillary crushing areas for the Mine, Roads and Tailings Storage Facility Areas to ensure optimum plant availability and performance. Provide innovative engineering solutions and develop strategies for plant optimization.


* Develop and continually improve 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, quality and environmental standards and procedures
* Enforce housekeeping and environmental standards in all designated work areas
* Train and develop the local Panamanian workforce to global benchmark standards
* Assistance to Help on hiring of key technical staff to and train team to ensure a world class maintenance operation cope world class crushing plant
* To create and implement SOP's
* Develop long term preventative and predictive maintenance practices
* Work with managers and superintendents to ensure that dry plant equipment of a metallurgical process plant operates according to Standard Operating Procedures within determined budgets and meet demand
* 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 Planners so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized
* Manage budget for PM, upgrades and plant parts inventory ensuring warehouse stocks are held to optimum value
* Review plant design for debottlenecking and efficiency improvement and provide financial justification for related capital projects
* Ensure that shifts are appropriately staffed. Participate in the interviewing, hiring, training and development in an effort to retain and develop the best talent for the organization
* Provide clear work objectives and expectations of the performance levels required to achieve business plans and production goals.
* Work with Human Resources and E&M management to identify training opportunities that provide depth and versatility for all new and advancing maintenance employees with particular focus on local Panamanian staff. Determine training and development needs, develop plans and establish performance metrics to meet those needs, and provide ongoing assessment tools to ensure desired results are being achieved
* Act as deputy for the senior colleagues as required

Qualifications & Experience:

* Mechanical Engineer Degree and/or
* Or Related Trade Certificate to Heavy Fixed Plant Equipment
* Worked in mining, quarrying 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 JD Edwards or other enterprise systems
* Strong user of maintenance management systems and MS Office
* Plant specific experience on gyratory and/or jaw, secondary, pebble and road stone crushers
* Worked in fixed plant front end of a large, hard rock mine or quarry
* Spanish language is an advantage

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