Job description : Purpose
Reporting into the Superintendent Workshop, the Supervisor, Shift Workshop is responsible for the supervision, safe operation and maintenance of the equipment in the workshop on shift.
Key Accountabilities and Challenges
Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
Develop standard safe working procedures and actively participate in HSE initiatives.
Ensure employees work in compliance with H&S (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures.
Create and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Provide input to shutdown planning in coordination with Planners so plant availability is maximized and use of contractor resources minimized.
Oversee and employ best practise maintenance techniques and procedures for the maintenance and optimum performance for the work activities in the maintenance workshop including associated equipment.
Undertake daily corrective actions through formal workplace inspections.
Ensure all preventive and predictive maintenance plans are planned and scheduled via a computerized maintenance management system.
Ensure update of the database of maintenance activities of work performed.
Provide reports on maintenance activities and equipment performance.
Develop methods, materials, tools and parts so downtime is minimal.
Monitor and report on component wear and tear.
Supervise and provide practical hands-on, technical and supervisory support for maintenance personnel on a daily basis to maximize production and efficiencies and optimize costs.
Review and report to Superintendent on deficiencies and equipment performance constantly seek efficiency / operability improvements.
Enforce housekeeping standards in all designated work areas.
Manage performance by setting expectations, conducting performance reviews, providing feedback and coaching to achieve business plans and production goals.
Identify training opportunities that will provide depth and versatility for employees in the team.
Coach and mentor subordinate staff through skills transfer.
Promote a positive employee environment ensuring a continuation of a solid working relationship with all employees.
Implement FQM Way culture across the team Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together .
Act as deputy for colleagues as required.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent Workshop.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Degree in Mechanical Engineering and / or related Trade Certificate. recognised by JTIA.
Good leadership, motivational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Strong cognitive and analytical skills for identifying maintenance shortfalls, equipment bottlenecks and implementing corrective and preventative action plans.
Proven ability to identify, analyse and understand equipment requirements.
Strong understanding of technical, production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Able to analyze data and provide clear and accurate operational maintenance performance reports in both an upward and downward direction.
Computer fluency is a must.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Minimum 5 years of experience in maintenance operations in heavy industry.
Minimum 2 years of leadership / supervisory experience.
Significant experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant highly regarded.
Knowledge of JDEdwards or other enterprise systems.
Experienced in the use of maintenance management systems.
Fluency in Spanish is required with English language competency highly regarded.
Proven results facilitating continuous improvement activity.
Proven success in planning and organizing.
Strategic in decision making.
Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential BIBO.
Work hours and rosters may vary as required by the business.
Safety and Environment
Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
Ensure all safety and environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.