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Superintendent, Production

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Mine Operations - Other Jobs, Mine Supervisor Jobs
Copper, Open pit
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Responsible for leading, planning, coordinating all operations of the mining and ensure maximum productivity and extraction rates by optimizing mining methods, procedures & equipment. Responsible for the execution of mining operations to meet safety, quality, volume and cost targets. In addition the Production Superintendent must assist the Production Manager in the enforcement of mine regulation (MR 207) in his area of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

* Planning and Programming
* Client Relations and Scope Change Management
* Managing Risks
* Meet production targets in accordance with the key performance indicators
* People Management and Leadership
* Relationships
* Plans production to meet monthly plan and goals and targets that are given
* Schedules that there will be sufficient manpower and machines available to meet the plan
* Liaises with plant department to set up a service schedule for all plant units on a weekly basis
* Liaises with the Drill and Blast Superintendent the program for the month to ensure sufficient sites and loadable material is available so as not to cause bottlenecks and delays
* Plans the optimum haulage parameters and ensures new haul roads are developed on time
* Places excavators and haul teams for optimal efficiency and project executions
* Works variation orders, scope changes and day works from the client into the weekly program so as to cause minimum disruption to efficient operations
* Dynamically re-plan to minimize the effect of breakdowns
* Hold daily meetings with Plant Manager, SHEQ Manager, and Senior Supervisory staff to ensure optimal co-ordination and clear communication
* Client Relations and Scope Change Management:
* Forms strong relationships with client management and representatives with whom there is daily / frequent interface
* People Management and Leadership:
* Provides clear direction to the production staff and clarifies their roles and goals of direct reports


* Full Grade 12 Certificate
* Degree in Mining Engineering/Mineral Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution. A Master's Degree in a similar field would be an added advantage
* Blasting License
* First Aid Certificate
* Valid Driver's License


* 10 years working Experience in a similar role in an Open pit Mine of which five years' should be in the area of Mine Planning.
* Technical knowledge in mineral reserve estimation and reconciliation methodologies and excellent knowledge in geotechnical principles.
* Proficiency in Technical Services and cost management and productivity enhancement

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