Road Works Supervisor QAQC

Apply now Requisition Number: 506706
Contract Type: Fixed Term, On-going
Country: Panama
Location: Donoso
Site: Cobre Panama - Mine Site
Categories: Operations / General Management, Services

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.

We are looking for Mine Road Works Supervisor QAQC to join in our Site Services team at Cobre Panama.


Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama,
  • Through personal standards, maintain an emphasis on safety, environmental responsibility and operational responsibility,
  • Provide direct supervision to a multi-disciplinary team of operators involved with road construction and maintenance activities,
  • Ensure strict compliance with agreed construction methods, design components and all quality control standards,
  • Provide ongoing job instruction to effectively utilize all employees and equipment daily,
  • Personnel monitoring, control, allocation of daily tasks and scheduling for vacation times,
  • Identify personnel training requirements and worker skills required to complete current and future tasks,
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects, identify opportunities and analysis for areas to improve infrastructure performance,
  • Assist with ordering and securing resources for these activities including liaising with suppliers where required,
  • Prioritising scheduled and un-scheduled workflow ensuring decisions are made in the best interest of the company,
  • Develop and maintain standard work scopes, material lists and other support documents used for road maintenance activities,
  • Promoting a culture to ensure full compliance with all applicable safety standards,
  • Identify, participate in and promote continuous improvement processes,
  • Implement FQM Way culture across the team – “Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together”,
  • Liaising with peers and colleagues to enable the above,
  • Know and comply with the Safety and Occupational Health Regulations in Mining, Internal Work Rules, Code of Ethics and Conduct, Loss Prevention Manual,
  • The responsibilities described above are the main responsibilities of the position. The position also develops other activities that are not included in this document and the immediate supervisor is in charge of transmitting them.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • High school as a minimum, engineering highly regarded.


  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Good working knowledge of road construction methodologies,
  • Ability to maximize a team’s output while observing strict compliance to quality standards and requirements,
  • Team focus,
  • Driver's license.


  • 10+ years industry experience in road construction, maintenance or similar industries


  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable with English language competency highly regarded

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