Specialist, Sand Dam
Apply now Requisition Number : 508532
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Site : Cobre Panama
Categories : Operations / General Management, Process
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 currently searching for dynamic and experienced people to join our world class Open Pit Copper mining operation in Panama.
Join our Tailings Facility Management team as a Sand Dam Specialist.
The key responsibilities include :
Participate to the tailings commissioning and ramp up planning efforts.
Train and transfer skills to supervisors and operators.
Coordinate equipment and operator allocation to support dam construction activities according to priorities and as per schedule.
Coordinate pipeline relocation for tailings, sand and slime deposition in accordance with Deposition Plan and Sand Cell construction schedule.
Implement aspects of the operation, maintenance and surveillance outlined in the OMS manual relevant to the area under your supervision.
Ensure Health and safety procedures are established and implemented for all activities under his / her supervision.
Develop standing operating procedures (SOP) and safe work practices for the earth works under his / her supervision.
Understand, communicate and meet production targets.
Compile all required reporting including daily, weekly and monthly monitoring reports.
Contribute to the risk identification workshops.
Contribute to optimization initiatives.
Oversee the operations of the runoff and seepage collection system.
Enter and approve material requisition in JDE Oracle ERP system.
To be successful in this role you will require :
10+ years experience in construction of Sand Dams using cyclone tailings.
Must be familiar with mining operations in general.
Previous experience in tailings deposition, pipeline management and earth works construction projects.
Ability to identify key risks and implement effective management strategies.
Be able to work autonomous.
Strong leadership and initiative capabilities.
Strong problem solving and organizational skills is a must.
Previous extended tours of work in camp / remote access locations or experience as a field contractor highly preferred.
Functional Spanish is an Asset.