Categories : Operations / General Management, Process
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America.
This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama.
The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-
quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-
held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
We are looking for an Electrical Supervisor. Key area : Promote safe, healthy and fair work environment
Participates developing standard safe working procedures and actively participate in Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) initiatives.
Carries out formal workplace inspections on a routine basis.
Ensures employees work in compliance with HSE standards, procedures and best practices (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out).
Leads the team by example.
Enforce housekeeping standards in all designated work areas.
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance.
Key area : Help to set up maintenance functions at plant’s electrical section
Helps hiring and training electrical team to achieve world class mine operation.
Provides feedback to set and maintain adequate spare and wear part levels.
Helps on creating maintenance tasks to high and medium voltage transmission, distribution, and standby power systems.
Assists with the creation of material numbers an stock items.
Ensures that maintenance plans are well communicated and implemented.
Provide assistance creating SOP’s
At commissioning phase participates verifying that installations fulfil design criteria, installation and performance specifications
Key area : Execute electrical maintenance plans to meet established availability targets
Work with superintendents and supervisors (Planning, Engineering & Plant) to ensure that process plant equipment operates according to production plans (and that all machinery / equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation and industry best practices).
Ensure that all area of responsibility’s preventive and predictive maintenance plans are in accordance with the operation needs, and that activities are planned and scheduled via Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Provide input to shutdown planning in coordination with Planner(s) so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized.
Systematically develop methods, materials, tools and parts so downtime is minimal.
Provide technical support to mechanical maintenance personnel on a daily basis to maximize production, efficiencies and optimize costs.
Key area : Collaborate with Engineering and Management (E&M) team and related functions to optimize inefficiencies
Evaluates plant performance to identify and identify and implement opportunities.
Participate continuous improvement initiatives
Manage small size improvement projects
Key area : Provide leadership to the team
Manages a team responsible for high and medium voltage transmission, distribution, and standby power systems.
Participates in the interviewing, hiring, training and development in an effort to retain and develop the best talent for the organization.
Provides clear work objectives and expectations of the performance levels required to achieve business plans and production goals.
Manages performance by setting expectations, conducting performance reviews, and providing feedback and coaching.
Works with line management to identify training opportunities that provide depth and versatility for all new and advancing maintenance employees.
Provide input to training and development needs, develop plans and establish performance metrics to meet those needs, and provide ongoing assessment tools to ensure desired results are being achieved.
Promotes a positive employee environment ensuring a continuation of the solid working relationship with all employees.
Bachelor’s degree or National Diploma obtained
5 years in electrification including at least 2 years’ relevant supervisor experience in the high and / or medium voltage environment
Solid understanding with distribution systems, transformers, standby generation and GIS’s
Good people skills
Strong problem solving skills
Behavioural Traits :
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Team player and results orientated
Highly motivated & driven
Methodological and organized
Relate and communicate to people on all levels
Good Problem Solving ability & Patient attitude
Coaching and / or mentoring capabilities
Must have excellent leadership & communication skills
Capable of working under pressure
Other Requirements :
Ability to prioritize resource requirements for breakdown repairs, opportune maintenance and preventative maintenance works on
High and medium voltage insulators, cable terminations and splicing.
PTs and CTs
Transformer maintenance, testing of circuits, calculations, commissioning and connecting up
High and Medium voltage VSDs, set up, operation and troubleshooting.
Power electronics components
Protection relays configuration and troubleshooting
Circuit breaker maintenance, injection testing will be an added advantage
Spanish (native) and English speaking