Conveyor Belt Maintenance Supervisor

Apply now Requisition Number: 501975
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Panama
Location: Donoso
Site: Cobre Panama
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.

Key attributes:

  • ability to continually work to maximum capacity
  • high energy levels and a “can do”positive attitude backed up by commonsense and initiative
  • ethical and honest - and proud to promote employer as a concerned, ethical corporate citizen that cares about its employees
  • self-motivated, self-starter, willing to further develop their skills
  • friendly by nature, but firm and fair
  • committed to continuous improvement

Key skills:

  • skilled in conveyor belt splicing including steel cord belts, hot and cold splice belts and ply fabric belts
  • refurbishment skills
  • basic rigging, lifting and slinging
  • pulley lagging including ceramic, poly and rubber lagging
  • rubber lining
  • overhead crane operation
  • communication skills - able to build strong relationships internally and externally
  • understanding and commitment to workplace health and safety issues

Key experience:

  • must have experience in a physical role in an outdoor heavy industry or mining environment
  • experienced in general conveyor drive maintenance and belt splicing, rubber lining and lagging
  • must have on-site experience in a conveyor crew at a mine or similar
  • proven track record in effectively working as a member of a crew of workers and achieving the required results
  • possess a strong, proven track record of achieving objectives, related to the position

Key accountabilities:

  • OHS - maintain a hazard free workplace in accordance with Safe Work Procedures:
  • comply with all operating procedures and Company Safety Policy
  • perform risk assessments and complete safety observation sheets as necessary
  • ensure use of correct manual handling techniques
  • effective use and storage of dangerous goods
  • complete mine site inductions as required
  • ensure conveyor belts or systems working effectively

Requirements:

  • perform splicing and repairs on all types of conveyor belts including steel cord belts, hot and cold splice belts, and ply fabric belts
  • installing conveyor belts using rigging gear, winches or cranes as required to fit and assemble system components
  • use overhead crane to move belt into position to perform mapping inspection and repairs
  • disassemble conveyor system by removing components of system (guards, scrapers, rollers, stringers and frames) to gain access to belt to perform splice. May involve locking of counter weights (hydraulics)
  • perform conveyor belt mapping on pulleys, rollers or belts and report on belt condition. Use instruments eg durometer to report on belt specifications: density and / or thickness. Use mapping report to recommend type and extent of splice required
  • lag and repair conveyor pulleys involving stripping and painting pulleys, applying appropriatelagging using adhesive and solvents
  • conduct refurbishment / maintenance of conveyor belts as instructed
  • reassembling system once repairs complete, including fitting, cleaning and lubrication of pulleys and system parts
  • erecting rigging to lift rolls of belt into position and load / unload onto trucks

Teamwork - ensure effective teamwork:

  • participate in team meetings as required
  • work effectively as part of crew in workshop and on customer sites
  • comply with Code of Conduct and perform work in line with the spirit of employer

Equipment - maintained to optimum standard:

  • report any unsafe or unsatisfactory equipment
  • follow procedure to ensure equipment and vehicles maintained to correct standard

Accurate inventory management:

  • assist and perform accurate stock-takes at Branch as required

Continuous improvements (CI):

  • recommend improvements in working methods

Administration procedures:

  • ensure timely, accurate completion of paperwork

Training and development:

  • complete activities as directed by supervisor

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