Lubrication Technician / Tecnico en Lubricacion

Apply now Requisition Number: 502590
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Panama
Location: Donoso
Site: Cobre Panama - Port Site
Categories: Operations / General Management, Power Plant

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 Power Plant Lubrication Technician reports to Power Plant Reliability Supervisor. His duties and responsibilities will include (but not limited to) the following:
• Perform all duties assigned in a safe and professional manner. Be guided in all work by the precept that safety of personnel and equipment is a top corporate priority.
• On a daily basis, performs scheduled PMs on machines and equipment for proper functionality
• Participates in the drafting and revision for approval of the preventive and predictive intervention activities for the different assets of the plant to integrate at the CMMS level.
• If necessary, carry out curative actions according to the degree of urgency (safety / environment / production capacity)
• Participate in continuous improvement teams for critical equipment failure.
• Upon completion of work, enters work order pertinent feedback in the CMMS system for tracking.
• Assist other trade technicians in asset malfunctions diagnosing.
• 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

Besides very good technical knowledge in mechanics, electricity, instrumentation, hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, etc, the preventive and lubrication technician must show:
• A mastery of the reading of plans, diagrams and technical notices (including in English),
• Manual skill: speed of execution and precision,
• Ability to write intervention documents and letters.
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: 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 confined spaces, heights, noise, dust, cold and heat. There may also be risks working with chemicals, gases, and substances under pressure.


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