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Superintendent, Ancillary Crushing

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs, Construction Jobs
Base metals, Coal, Open pit
Panama All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Key area: Promote safe, healthy and fair work environment

* 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 (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures;
* Manage and coordinate daily corrective actions;

Key area: Establish steady state performance of Ancillary crushing plant maintenance functions Help to set up maintenance functions at dry plant

* 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;
* Ensure sufficient spare and wear part levels at optimum level for the maintenance budget;
* Ensure that maintenance plans are created and implemented;
* To create and implement SOP's; and

Key area: Execute mechanical maintenance plan to meet established targets

* Work with managers and superintendents (Planning, Engineering & Plant) to ensure that dry plant equipment of a metallurgical process plant operates according to Standard Operating Procedures (and that all machinery/equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation and industry best practices) within determined budgets and meet demand;.

Key area: Collaborate with E&M and Reliability teams and related functions to optimize efficiencies

* Evaluate plant performance to identify and initiate reliability and plant optimization development opportunities; and.
* Review plant design for debottlenecking and efficiency/operability improvement and provide financial justification for related capital projects.

Key area: Provide leadership to the team

* Manage a team responsible dry plant mechanical maintenance activity;.
* 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;.


* 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; and
* Spanish language is an advantage.

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