Plant Controller - Process
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
hace 8 horas


  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the Process Plant.
  • Maintain a very high standard of control room housekeeping.Optimise the over-arching and common Process Plant equipment, people and processes to maximise copper, molybdenum and gold production.

    The role has functional shift leadership of field processing Supervisors and Process Plant Control Room Operators.Oversee, monitor and optimise macro parameters to exceed the main plant KPI targets, throughput, recovery and product quality.

    Coordinate and pre-empt real-time plant feed rate and ore quality with respect to impacts on plant performance through engagement with mining operations to optimise plant control response.

    Ensure equipment is operated within defined operating strategies and procedures.Ensure high utilisation of the plant 'expert' control system and other critical control loops.

    Maintain high utilisation of critical in-line instrumentation & measurement (ie PSA & OSA) for real-time performance optimisation.

    Set and maintain high standards of plant control (ie alarm management, operating by trends, DCS bypass management, production loss integrity etc).

    Ensure follow up of execution of daily operating instructions issued by day leaders (operations, metallurgists, and maintenance) and escalate when they cannot be achieved.

    Ensure all appropriate performance deviations are promptly escalated by Supervisors to relevant Superintendents and Managers.

    Assist in oversight of major plant shutdowns, maintenance activities and start-ups, particularly the interdependencies between common systems.

  • Direct the shift Maintenance Supervisor(s) on Process Plant maintenance priority.Coach shift personnel, particularly Shift Supervisors and Control Room Operators in the drive for operational excellence;
  • Working closely with maintenance, processing and technical leaders to coordinate and prioritise macro and possibly conflicting activities, to optimise the overall output of the plant.

    Diagnose plant defects and implement corrective measures.Ensure production loss events are accurately and thoroughly accounted for by the Control Room Operators.

    Provide performance feedback to Superintendents on Supervisors, Control Room Operators and shift teams.Understand impacts of decisions (production, quality, cost & risk) to constantly deliver optimum business solutions.

    Be constantly contactable during shift and be ready to report detailed plant performance status.Maintain high level of field presence.

    Chair relevant meetings.Conduct and log detailed handovers to incoming Plant Controller.Provide detailed shift plant performance reports.

    Control, report and reduce operational costs, and ensure cost consideration taken with all decisions.Implement FQM Way culture in the work team - "Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together.

    Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent Shift Operations.

    Behavioural Traits :

  • Strong commitment and adherence to SHEC principles;
  • Good leadership style, able to sustain a motivated workforce, and get the work done through others;
  • Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability;
  • Strong ability to task assign, build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines to create a team environment;
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment;
  • Be diligent and thorough in approach;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Be enthusiastic and pro-active.
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