Earthworks Supervisor
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
hace 3 días

Earthworks Supervisor

Apply now Requisition Number : 509586

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Location : Donoso

Site : Cobre Panama - Mine Site

Categories : Mining

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.

Technical responsibilities

  • Supervise the teams to ensure that the planning and programming of all loading and hauling activities are executed against the daily, weekly and monthly program.
  • Establish strong working relationships with blasting, dispatch and mining operations teams to ensure that schedules and dispatch plans are consistent with the requirements.
  • Supervise teams to ensure the achievement of monthly production objectives as assigned, with respect to standards, work quality, reprocessing and performance :
  • Shovel productivity
  • Truck productivity
  • Carry out controls to ensure that safe, efficient and productive work practices are maintained at all times.
  • Train and correct crews in the use of correct techniques, skills, knowledge and maintenance of production standards.
  • Compliance / Quality Control

  • Promote and adhere to appropriate internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Constantly maintain a high quality of work in all assigned functions.
  • Provide informed comments / opinions, improvement opportunities and areas of risk for the administration.
  • Ensure that the quality of the results of the department's work complies with the company's standards and is monitored daily to ensure that the delivery meets expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and company regulations through training and staff development and promotion through example.
  • Actively contribute to a culture of improvement by actively encouraging direct reports to participate in continuous improvement, capture their initiatives and provide feedback.
  • Personnel Supervision
  • Provide daily supervision, acting as a technical reference point and mentor for Foreman to ensure that the results of the work are in line with the daily and weekly business plans.
  • Monitor performance and develop review plans for all direct reports.
  • Ensure the compliance of the crews with the agreed list patterns and notify management of the gaps created during the license periods.
  • Identify training opportunities for the unit and work with the training department and management to implement such initiatives.
  • Manage and execute discipline in accordance with the company's disciplinary code.
  • Implement the FQM Way culture in the supervisory team : "bolder, smarter, driven, together".
  • Perform any other task assigned to it.
  • Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering (desirable)
  • Conflict Management Certification (desirable)
  • Skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline in a stressful environment.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in loading and hauling activities in large mining operations.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the experience of a frontline supervisor, including personnel, budget management and tactical planning.
  • Language

  • Proficiency in English is (desirable) basic in required English and proficiency in Spanish required Fluency in highly recognized Spanish.
  • A willingness to undertake desirable language training.


  • Ethics and integrity
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and conflicting priorities while providing leadership and direction
  • Must be able to develop and maintain a cohesive team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, stay on track and compensate for variations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage suppliers / contractors.
  • Vision to perceive risks and opportunities with a superior decision-making capacity to act accordingly.
  • Ability to develop solutions in challenging environments.
  • Strength in cultural adaptability.
  • Security and environment
  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Ensure that all safety and environmental incidents are addressed and reported promptly.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in matters of safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and actions taken appropriately.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Approach, discussion and resolution of security problems in regular meetings.
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