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Mill Maintenance Superintendent-Open Pit Mine




South America

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February 09, 2011
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Mill Maintenance Superintendent-Open Pit Mine

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Mill Maintenance Superintendent -Open Pit Mine

South America 

The Client

This is an excellent opportunity to join an intermediate base metal producer with excellent production growth potential and a robust financial position as it develops its flagship South American project. 

The Maintenance Superintendent  will play a key role in the development of a major new base metal open pit mining operation in South America. The processing plant will incorporate three-stage crushing and ball-mill grinding and conventional flotation. 

The Position will lead the Concentrator maintenance team.  The Process Plant Maintenance Superintendent will initially work as the technical advisor/support to the Construction project team. After construction is finished; he will manage day to day operation of the maintenance activities in the plant. This includes accountability for maintenance and meeting budgeted availability of equipment for crushing, grinding, flotation, tailings, filtration and ancillary functions.

The Process Plant Maintenance Superintendent will be assigned to work within the development team of the project during the design and execution phase of the project. Reporting directly to the General Manager during this phase; some areas of involvement may include: 

Mill Maintenance Superintendent Roles:  

  • Develop and implement maintenance planning system
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of Process Plant maintenance personnel while promoting a safe work environment
  • Ensure that objectives are being met on time and within budget
  • Develop and manage a preventive and predictive maintenance planning process
  • Identify and hire process plant maintenance team
  • Oversee Mill Maintenance Engineering during the Construction project to ensure that a reliable and efficient plant is delivered
  • Promote Team environment, with excellent communications between all project and operations personnel
  • Help to develop an employee training and growth program to ensure the improvement of the maintenance team 

Mill Maintenance Superintendent Experience and Skill Set Required 

  • Qualifications in Mining , Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is a bonus
  • 7 or more years of experience as a senior maintenance superintendent in charge of large scale Comminution-Flotation Circuit.
  • Experience in large size plant construction projects
  • Proven track record in Health and Safety
  • Strong leadership, communication and management skills
  • Must be willing to work and live in northern Chile
  • Fluency in Spanish and English 

This position offers residential single/married/family status arrangements and an attractive remuneration package that is commensurate with experience.

All applicants will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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