Port Shift Foreman

Apply now Requisition Number: 502444
Contract Type: Fixed Term, On-going
Country: Panama
Location: Donoso
Site: Cobre Panama
Categories: Port

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:


The Port Shift Foreman reports to Port Superintendent. His duties and responsibilities will include (but not limited to) the following:

    • Perform all duties assigned in a safe and professional manner. Safety of personnel and equipment is a top corporate priority,
    • Coordinate safety tool box meeting with workers,
    • Write Job Hazard Analysis,
    • Report back to the Port Superintendent,
    • Coordinate scheduled operational, preventative maintenance and checks on the 8 Mooring Buoys for proper functionality,
    • Coordinate general port facility maintenance, general cleaning, housekeeping, and painting maintenance,
    • Assist with the berthing of vessels at the port facilities,
    • Assist with cargo movements in the port facility,
    • Oversees the loading and discharge of bulk materials at terminal 2,
    • Inform is immediate supervisor, of any anomaly he detects,
    • Has a satisfactory level of knowledge of the operating procedures in the port facility,
    • Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all equipment in the port facility,
    • Collaborate with others in other Operation departments,
    • Ensures that a high level of safety is adhered to at all times,
    • Train and mentor new staff.

The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Rigging certificate:
    • Experience in working on the ocean and the risks associated with it,
    • Experience in a working port facility with loading and discharging vessels,
    • Experience with berthing of ships,
    • Experience working with cranes and rigging,
    • Ability to complete minor mechanical repairs,
    • Complete inspection checklists,
    •  Basic understanding English.

      Physical capabilities:

      Must be able to accomplish physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.

      • Employee will be required to adhere to considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting. May be required to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull: objects, materials, controls and tools. Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders, stairways, and work off of platforms. Will use vision abilities to focus, see short and long distances, colors, depth perception and peripheral vision. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: personal floatation devices, hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.
      • Able to hear (at some dB limit of loss) in order to hear plant alarms, equipment condition, and to receive oral instructions.
      • Able to see to determine plant operating conditions and to avoid safety hazards.
      • Able to wear a respirator.

      Working environment

      May work in hazardous environments where they may be exposed to, open ocean, confined spaces, heights, noise, dust, cold and heat. There may also be risks working with chemicals and substances under pressure.

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