Operator, Plant I
First Quantum Minerals
Port Colon, Panamá
hace 3 días

Job description : Purpose


This technician in a continuous service function (rotating shifts) is responsible, under the authority of the Material Handling Supervisor and in coordination with the shift foremen and DCS Control Room Operator, of the operational availability in the area of Responsibility assigned to it.

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.

Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the process plant control room.

Ensures that runs are carried out at the plant to monitor and control, perform manual operations, operate the decentralized control systems associated with the management of Lime from the bags to the storage silo and Lime from the storage silo to the trucks.

Keeps clean areas where any spillage of Lime, waste or operational residue has occurred.

Works rotating shifts to ensure continuous operation of the lime plant.

Checks and records the readings take on the shift according to the different reading forms which are complete with a specific periodicity.

Perform low-level maintenance and repairs.

Execute or participate in the verification of the alignment maneuvers of the Lime management systems.

Inform the immediate supervisor, the DCS Control Room Operator, or the shift manager, of any anomaly he detects.

Perform the first investigation to find the cause of any anomaly, especially if it is associated with an oil leak.

Take the necessary actions to limit the impact of the leaks he detects.

Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.

He is the guarantor of good condition, order and cleanliness of facilities and equipment; And is responsible for taking the necessary actions to correct an abnormal situation.

Maintain a satisfactory level of knowledge of the operating procedures of the teams under your responsibility.

Take action in emergency situations.

Collaborate in the activities carried out by others in the Operations area of responsibility.

Apply the best practices necessary to prevent significant environmental impacts.

He is responsible for his personal safety, co-workers and others, taking the necessary actions to prevent the occurrence of incidents and accidents.

He is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all the equipment of the Lime plant.

Implement FQM Way culture in the Control Room team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together."

Perform any other duties as assigned by Materials Handling Supervisor.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


Secondary education at technical level, or previous experience proven in similar positions.

General knowledge of electricity and mechanics.


Knowledge and skills for handling hand tools.

Positive attitude and teamwork.

Ability to follow instructions.

High capacity to convey information clearly.

Be in good physical condition to perform field work.

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


Previous basic experience in similar working environments with hand tools required.

Previous experience proven in similar positions and tasks preferred.


Spanish working knowledge / fluency required.

Working knowledge of English preferred.


Strength in cultural adaptability

Working Conditions

Cobre Panama is a remote site and the position is offered as 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

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