Geology - Shift Supervisor
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Donoso, Panama
hace 2 días

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Provide roving inspections of digging faces, dumps, and stockpiles from a mine plan context, and be the primary contact for Geology and Mine Technical with Operations Supervisors for control of ore-
  • loss and dilution, dissemination, and Acid Rock Drainage control, feed plan, mining to plan

  • Ensure Operations supervisors have been communicated the shift plan, and provide context for the plan in relation to Mine Technical objectives.
  • Monitor blast drilling plan compliance.
  • Monitor digging and dumping compliance.
  • Monitor all grade block mining for all equipment and communicate with Dispatch and Operators where Spotters are not present.
  • Monitor crusher-feed blend compliance, and ensure that trouble-shooting options for variations to plans are within the best interests of the Technical and Operations teams.
  • Liaise with Processing Operations when feed plans change, and provide the interface to the Technical team on behalf of the Mine Geologists and Mine Planning Engineers when on the afternoon and night shifts.
  • Respond to production requests and represent the shift-plan for Mining and Mining Technical.
  • Participate in sampling and mark-up duties for identification and delineation of materials, particularly where there are unusual geological occurrences.
  • Upload Geology grade blocks to the MineStar system, modify material typing of grade blocks as mine exposures dictate, provide basic trouble-
  • shooting, and maintain the database of active grade blocks and material type allocations using wireless tablets and other software tools.

  • Compile end-of-shift information including digging irregularities for handover to on-coming crews.
  • Employ the FQM Way culture in all duties - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Geologist
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Tertiary Degree, Diploma or Certificate.Current Panamanian National drivers licence is mandatory.
  • Skills

    Good written / verbal communicationExcellent interpersonal skillsAbility to undertake the manual duties of the role.Aptitude to trouble shoot and problem solve.

    Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment


    1-2 year Woking experience in earthmoving environment .Proven ability to read and interpret maps and plots, sectionProven ability to operate various computer systems and perform basic mathematical functions in Excel (or other similar software).


    Fluency in Spanish is required. Intermediate English highly regarded but not required.

    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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