Mills & Screens Supervisor
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Donoso, Panamá
hace 3 días

Categories : Engineering

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America.

This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama.

The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-

quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-

held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

We are actually searching for Commissioning Supervisors :

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 Milling 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.
  • Manage a team responsible for maintaining screens and mills.
  • 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 Milling.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Qualification in Mechanical 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’ relevant supervisor experience with mills and screens in a large mining process plant.
  • Language

    Fluency in Spanish is required and proficiency in English highly regarded.


  • Successful team builder
  • Results driven
  • Proven success in planning and organizing
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