Foreman, Primary Crusher
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 3 días

Job description : Purpose


Reporting into the Supervisor, the Foreman is responsible for coordinate a team of safe operation and maintenance of the equipment, machinery and processes in a world class operating plant.

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.
  • Provide input to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the use of best practise techniques and procedures for station specific aspects.
  • Escalate inspection anomalies to the Supervisor.
  • Monitor equipment and report to the Supervisor items of the plant requirements.
  • Lead the team to employ best practise maintenance techniques and procedures for the maintenance and optimum performance for the work activities of a team of mechanics including associated equipment.
  • Understand, communicate and meet production targets.
  • Actively participate and lead a team of mechanics in the execution of assigned daily maintenance tasks.
  • Provide daily work plan to operations staff and ensure all necessary work permits are obtained.
  • Ensure all maintenances activities are executed by qualified, trained personnel with applicable certification and verification of competency.
  • 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.
  • Follow up of methods, materials, tools and parts so downtime is minimal.
  • Monitor and report on component wear and tear.
  • Ensure that team requirements are met.
  • Document and complete a comprehensive hand-over at the commencement and end of every shift.
  • Mentor, lead and provide practical hands-on, technical and supervisory support for direct reports on a daily basis to effect skills transfer and promote quality orientation.
  • Contribute to the risk identification Crushing.
  • Manage performance by setting expectations, conducting performance reviews, providing feedback and coaching.
  • Work with Human Resources to identify training opportunities that provide depth and versatility for all new and advancing employees.
  • 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 Supervisor, Crushing.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education
  • Technical or technological college level degree.
  • Skills
  • Strong leadership, motivational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Strong cognitive and analytical skills to problem solve.
  • Ability to identify risks and implement effective management strategies.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and able to analyze data and provide clear and accurate reports in both an upward and downward direction.
  • Computer fluency is a must.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in crane operations and planned lifts in heavy industry.
  • Minimum 1 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.
  • Language
  • Fluency in Spanish is required with English language competency highly regarded.


  • Leadership disposition
  • Proven results facilitating continuous improvement activity.
  • Results driven.
  • Proven success in planning and organizing.
  • Strategic in decision making.
  • Working Conditions

    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.
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