Supervisor, Primary Crusher
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 3 horas

Job description : Purpose


As a key member of the Engineering team and reporting into the Superintendent Primary Crusher, the Supervisor will lead the team working with mechanical maintenance at dry plant, providing technical data and information as required and ensuring operational requirements and expectations are met.

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.
  • Carry out formal workplace inspections on a routine basis.
  • Ensure work is undertaken in compliance with H&S (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures.
  • Assist to create and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Supervise and participate in the execution of equipment maintenance plans in the Process Plant.
  • Ensure all preventive and predictive maintenance plans are planned and scheduled via a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Ensure update of the database for maintenance activities of all 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.
  • Provide technical and supervisory support to subordinate staff on a daily basis to maximize production and efficiencies and optimize costs.
  • Review and report to Superintendent Primary Crusher on plant design deficiencies, and equipment performance constantly seek efficiency / operability improvements.
  • Enforce housekeeping standards in all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure that shift manning requirements are met.
  • Assist the belt splicing team and provide guidance.
  • Manage a team responsible for maintaining crusher maintenance.
  • Participate in interviewing, hiring, training and development in an effort to retain and develop the best talent for the organization.
  • 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.
  • Promote a positive employee environment ensuring a continuation of a solid working relationship with all employees.
  • Ensure good communication lines with peer Supervisors and Process Department personnel to ensure equipment operates according to SOP’s and all machinery / equipment is maintained, calibrated and replaced according to supplier recommendation and industry best practice ready to meet demand.
  • Evaluate plant performance to identify and initiate development opportunities.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Manage small size improvement projects
  • 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 Primary Crusher.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and / or related Trade Certificate.
  • Skills
  • Strong leadership, motivational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and understand equipment efficiencies to recommend and implement improvements and changes to maximize operations.
  • Strong understanding of maintenance process improvement and control strategies.
  • Strong understanding of technical, production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience
  • 5 years of direct experience in mechanical maintenance.
  • 2 years’ relevant supervisor experience with conveyors and conveying structures.
  • Language
  • Fluency in Spanish is required and proficiency in English highly regarded.


  • Successful team builder.
  • Stress tolerant
  • Results driven.
  • Proven success in planning and organizing.
  • Working Conditions

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential with 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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