TMF Engineering Planner (Maintenance)

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.

Role and Responsibilities

The TMF Engineering Planner will report to the TMF Cyclone Plant Senior Supervisor.

This position is responsible for providing maintenance planning for fixed and mobile plant supporting the TMF operations and participate in creating SOP’s. Constantly review and update PM’s, maintain CMMS, so that it is up to date. Ensure required parts and tools availability and delivery. Participate to plant shutdown planning and execution.

The TMF Engineering Planner key responsibilities will include:

Key area: Promote safe, healthy and fair work environment

  • Participate in the development of standard safe working procedures and actively participate in HSE initiatives

  • Carry out formal workplace inspections on a routine basis

  • Ensure employees work in compliance with H&S (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures

  • Enforce housekeeping standards in all designated work areas

Key area: Contribute to set up planning, reliability and design functions at plant maintenance

  • Contribute to implementing JDEdwards CMMS module

  • Coordinate with Process Plant Superintendent Planning and Reliability to align maintenance strategy with Process Plant overall strategy

Key area: Maintenance planning

  • Daily integration with plant supervisors

  • Work with Cyclone Plant supervisors and operators to ensure that plant equipment is maintained according to Standard Operating Procedures (and that all machinery/equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation and industry best practices) by providing adequate work planning.

  • Ensure that all plant preventive and predictive maintenance plans are in accordance with the needs of the operation

  • Ensure that all mobile plant preventive maintenance plan are in accordance with manufacturer recommendation and meet the needs of the operations.

  • Ensure that activities are planned and scheduled via a computerized maintenance management system (JDE)

  • Ensure that necessary parts are available when needed

  • Provide technical support for the mechanical maintenance personnel on a daily basis to maximize production and efficiencies and optimize costs.

  • Produce report on maintenance activities and performance indicators

  • Provide input to weekly, Monthly and Yearly look ahead plans

  • Continuously improve work plans based on information from field supervisors including developing PM tasks and bill of materials.

  • Provide monthly report identifying critical milestones and flagging risks and opportunities to schedule, cost and other areas as relevant.

Key area: Shutdown planning and execution

  • Participate to shutdown planning so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized and ensure that in-house resources are fully utilized.

  • Coordinate shutdown and rebuild with Process Plant Engineering planned shutdown

  • Participate to shutdown execution by supervising some of the tasks on own area of responsibility

  • Collect data from work execution times and report them accordingly

Key area: Collaborate with E&M team and related functions to optimize efficiencies

  • Evaluate plant performance to identify and initiate development opportunities.

  • Review plant design for debottlenecking and efficiency/operability improvement and provide financial justification for related capital projects.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in a maintenance role; 1 years of which should be in maintenance planning

  • Knowledge of JDEdwards or other enterprise systems

  • The ability to read and understand drawings

  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • MS Office and -Project

  • Previous experience in tailings deposition and cyclone operation and/or maintenance planning

  • High level understanding of mechanical.

  • Previous extended tours of work in man camp/remote access locations or experience as a field contractor highly preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures and customs an advantage.

Behavioural Traits:

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Team player and results orientated

  • Highly motivated & driven

  • Methodological and organized

  • Relate and communicate to people on all levels

  • Good Problem Solving ability & Patient attitude

Other Requirements:

  • Bilingual English and Spanish will be an asset

Advertised: 24 May 2018 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 30 Jun 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

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