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Operations Improvement Superintendent - Laos

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
Mineral Processing Engineer, Mining Engineer Jobs, Project Management Jobs, Quality Jobs, Engineering Management Jobs, Operations Management Jobs, Process Management Jobs, Production Management Jobs
Laos, South East Asia
Laos All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent, Expat
Salary Description:
competitive package, bonus incentives, attractive FIFO roster
Phu Bia Mining
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Operations Improvement Superintendent

  • Advance your career and be a part of a high performing mining company in Laos
  • Lead and drive the improvement projects across PBM Operations and support functions
  • Permanent role, Reside in Laos and enjoy a fabulous expatriate lifestyle, attractive drive in, drive out roster from Vientiane Capital


PanAust Limited is an Australian-headquartered copper and gold producer in Laos, with pre-development and exploration assets in Laos, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company is focused on a sustainable business model associated with the production and sale of copper and gold, delivery of production goals and growth.


Phu Bia Mining’s producing assets are the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation, both located in the Company’s 2,600 square-kilometre. The company has a Mineral Exploration and Production Agreement (MEPA) with the Government of Laos which regulated exploration, development and mining activities within the Contract Area, and sets out the Company’s tax and royalty obligations.



  • Provide support to the identification, prioritisation and delivery of improvement projects across PBM Operations and support functions
  • Ensure the continued implementation of Lean management across Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai operations
  • Provide project leadership and guidance to the optimisation of site inventory holdings in the years leading up to mine closure
  • Provide guidance and support to the PMS Asset Management Implementation Project
  • Periodically audit the Production Management System to ensure gaps are identified and closed  and best practice is transferred across the business
  • Responsible for leading a team of Operations Improvement personnel delivering various improvements / LEAN services across the business
  • Reporting direct to the General Manager Operations


Skills and experience


  • Degree qualification in Engineering or Commerce or Relevant Experience
  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in mining, mineral processing or related heavy industry
  • Proven ability to successfully design and deliver complex improvement projects across one or more operations
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with a range of key internal stakeholders
  • Commitment to training and development of Lao staff
  • Unwavering safety focus
  • A willingness to work in multicultural environment – previous expatriate experience is desirable, but not essential




We offer competitive remuneration packaging including bonus incentives (potential tax advantages), attractive FIFO rosters with some travel in company time as well as medical insurance, children’s education and housing allowance (if applicable) and more. Our modern mine camp provides a range of Western and Asian food, wet mess as well as sporting and recreational facilities, including football field, gym and pool tables.

For questions regarding this position or our recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team on +856 (0) 21 268 000 or visit us at

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