Professional, Instrumentation
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 1 día

Job description : Purpose


Reporting into Supervisor Instrumentation, the Professional Instrumentation is required to safely identify, eliminate, mitigate and / or control any Instrumentation system disorder, while making use of safe work procedures, in accordance to their recognized technical / technological education.

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the work area.
  • Ensure work is executed in compliance with established H&S (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures.
  • Use electrically safe work procedures, in accordance with National Regulations (NFPA 70) and best industry practices.
  • Adhere to site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Experienced in and compliant with, the use of personal protective gear such as basic PPE, hot sticks, arc flash resistant apparel, respiratory protection, and places or erects clearance tags, barricades, warning signs and devices to protect others from electrical hazards such as arch flash.
  • Employ good housekeeping standards in all designated work areas.
  • Utilize best industry practices to troubleshoot, service, repair and install Instrumentation systems and associated control equipment, including - but not limited to - transmitters, controllers, integrators, analyzers, recorders, positioners and radiation sources.
  • Operate, inspect and perform preventive / predictive / corrective maintenance on the instrumentation and control system equipment.
  • Read and understand design drawings, schematics, single line diagrams, and any other vendor supplied technical information, included but not limited to installation, operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all Control system equipment (up to PLC IO card Level), Industrial network components, transmitters, controllers, integrators, analyzers, recorders, positioners and radiation sources.
  • Assist with the operation of various machineries controlled by the process control system, including Primary-, Secondary-, and Pebble Crushers, Conveyors, Chutes, Apron Feeders, Sag-, Ball-, Regrind Mills, Flotation Circuits, Thickeners, Large pump stations and Load determining / shedding devices.
  • Respond to troubleshooting calls and take necessary actions to bring equipment back to service.
  • Operates a variety of testing, calibration and repair devices, tools and equipment including milli-amp calibrators, Hart calibrators, voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, vibration-, temperature tester / calibrators, amongst other.
  • Prepares detailed estimates including labour and materials, and prepares lists of materials for continuous improvement projects.
  • Assists other crafts as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of equipment and materials through self-study and training.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and paperwork regarding work performed as well as maintaining drawing redlines.
  • Transmit and explain work orders; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to assigned work due to material delays or other problems.
  • Communicate work order revisions, material delays or other problems to supervisor and await further instruction.
  • Constantly reporting progress to supervisors and maintaining up to date information.
  • Under direction, responsible for making or modifying daily work assignments.
  • Continuously analyse equipment efficiencies, recommend and implement improvements and changes to maximize operations.
  • Implement the FQM Way culture Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together .
  • Act as deputy for colleagues as required.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor Instrumentation.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education
  • Technical, or technological college level degree (university education at technical, technological or graduate level).
  • Knowledge of the OHS Act, Radiation Protection and / or weights and measures will be beneficial.
  • Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to provide clear and accurate reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong cognitive and analytical skills to identify, analyze and understand equipment requirements
  • Strong understanding of maintenance process improvement and control strategies.
  • Specialist knowledge and repair skills for Instrumentation in mining environments.
  • Sound asset care, optimization and hazard control focus.
  • Basic PLC programming ability, input and output cards.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience
  • At least 7 years related experience in industrial automation field and / or large scale instrumentation systems.
  • Experience in a large, complex base metals processing plant highly regarded.
  • Siemens PCS7 system exposure will be advantageous.
  • Language
  • Fluency in Spanish & English highly regarded.


  • Technical knowledge / Skills.
  • Driven for results.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Contributor to team success.
  • 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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