Job description : Purpose
The Planning Engineer is to prepare and coordinate the realization of Work Request, forecast resources, request parts and proceed with purchase requests related to work to be done by maintenance workers.
He should also establish standard times and coordinate the SOP preparations, coordinate the LOTO and permit requests with Operations and assure employees Health and Safety
Key Accountabilities and Challenges
Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the Power Plant control room.
Assist with development of work packages for routine maintenance of all mechanical and electrical equipment on site. This includes emergency repair and replacement of tubes in all sections of the boiler. Packages to include :
Estimated durations and manpower loading for all steps of the work for maintenance scheduling.
Complete list of tools and equipment required.
Complete list of spare parts and material required including storage location.
All applicable procedures and drawings.
Hazard assessment and JSA for work to be done.
List of expected LOTO points required to safely perform work.
Detailed work instructions with standard pre-approved lift plans and step by step work check off sheets.
QC requirements and QC signoff sheets.
Operations inspection and release to operations forms.
MPSA internal resources and Vendor contact information for consultation as required.
Continue to assist with development, updating, and maintenance of work packages for maintenance of all mechanical and electrical equipment on site.
Assist with daily processing of all incoming work requests from any source. Assist with efforts to prioritize the work, prepare a schedule based on resource availability, assign appropriate work package or develop package if needed, monitor work in progress and work completion, close out each work request after successful return to service of equipment.
Assist with preparation of schedules for all plant maintenance work including routine activities, emergency repairs, and scheduled outages and projects.
Develop and update logic driven and resource loaded schedules for Annual, 3 Month Look Ahead, and 3 Week Work-In Progress Views.
Work with operations department to incorporate any required interfaces including testing, LOTO, post work inspection, and return to service.
Provide rotation and vacation coverage for Power Plant Maintenance Planning and Commercial Relation Superintendent as required.
Help to maintain complete equipment files, maintenance logs and drawings for all plant equipment.
Assist with preparation and implementation of plant process controls system to measure, track, and document productivity for plant maintenance and routine operations work.
Observe and document maintenance work on a regular basis to verify that requirements of work packages are being adhered to.
Assist with execution of process improvement system for work packages.
Monitor and analyse human factors involved with plant maintenance. Proactively identify improvements that could improve maintenance performance.
Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.
Implement FQM Way culture in the Control Room team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
Perform any other duties as assigned by his Supervisor or other authorized person.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Engineering Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent
Technical level in Planning and Maintenance Management with extensive experience will be considered
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Ability to read mechanical drawings and P&ID’s highly preferred. Ability to read and comprehend structural blueprints, electrical drawings, I&C drawings, and control logic drawings highly preferred
Computer literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Training in Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project highly preferred.
Experience with software (JDE or SAP) for managing work processing, logistics, and estimating highly preferred
3 to 5 years of experience as a field engineer, scheduler, or in process controls related work
Hands on experience as a millwright, maintenance mechanic, boilermaker, or industrial electrician highly preferred
Fluency in English is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.
Rigour and seriousness
Strength in cultural adaptability
Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential or FIFO with a strong preference for the incumbent to be residential.
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