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Superintendent, Secondary and Tertiary Crushing and Conveying

Purpose of the Role

Lead and manage the mechanical maintenance team at the dry plant Secondary and Tertiary crushing and , conveying area ors and stockpile reclaim, 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 operationcope world class crushing plant
* Ensure sufficient spare and wear part levels at optimum level for the maintenance budget
* 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 all dry 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
* Provide input to shutdown planning in coordination with Planners so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized.
* Provide technical support for the mechanical maintenance personnel on a daily basis to maximize production and efficiencies and optimize costs
* 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
* 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.

Qualifications & Experience:

* Mechanical Engineer Degree and/or
* Or Rrelated 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 MS Office
* Plant specific experience on gyratory, primary, secondary and pebble crushers (Krupp, Metso)
* Worked in fixed plant front end of a large, hard rock mine
* Spanish language is an advantage

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