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Nevada Copper Process Maintenance General Supervisor in Yerington, Nevada

Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.

Job Description

The Process Maintenance General Supervisor is responsible for the safe definition, planning and completion of process related maintenance activities. Working closely with process operations, the Process Maintenance General Supervisor provides guidance to the process maintenance crew, coordinates with contractors, process and mine operations and the technical services group to achieve planned goals, mechanical availability and production targets.

Accountability:

The Process Maintenance General Supervisor reports directly to the site Process Manager in all aspects of process plant operations and maintenance.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to working safely as an advocate and leader of a safe work culture for all employees

  • Lead daily safety meetings

  • Ensure employees are properly trained in areas of process maintenance

  • Provide leadership to prioritize work assignments to maximize employee productivity and optimize equipment utilization

  • Build effective working relationships with all departments through participation at meetings and promoting daily, cooperative interaction

  • Provide leadership by administering fair and consistent personnel policy

  • Provide leadership by administering goals and standards of performance in all areas

  • Provide leadership in the effective implementation and support of a work order-based, preventive maintenance program

  • Provide input for formulating and defining policy at the mine site level

  • Provide positive mentoring to less experienced mechanics

  • Direct, monitor and coach subordinates, observing their effectiveness and subsequently conducting performance reviews

  • Review reports and work plans; perform spot inspections of equipment

  • Provide technical assistance for failure analysis on related components in conjunction with equipment manufacturers

  • Other duties as assigned

Health & Safety:

  • Ensure that all safety procedures and regulatory guidelines are followed

  • Support the site safety culture through leadership and regularly engaging with and holding the workforce accountable for safe work practices

  • Regularly inspect and follow-up with process maintenance to ensure the safe use, condition and functionality of slings, shop tools, welding barriers and combustibles

  • Participate in health and safety meetings and risk reviews as required

Knowledge/Education:

  • Minimum 5 years of plant mechanical maintenance experience required

  • Prior maintenance supervisory experience required

  • Experience with U.S. Mining Regulatory Agencies

  • Familiarity with maintenance procedures, including preventive non-destructive diagnostic methodologies, repair and machinery application in an industrial environment required

  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions of position required

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA systems in an industrial environment, preferred

  • Experience with the implementation of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), preferred

  • Advanced understanding of the principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance Methodology in a mining environment, preferred

  • A passion for innovative concepts that can transform the business

Skills/Abilities

  • General knowledge of health & safety, mining, maintenance and accounting functions

  • Knowledge of all phases of copper processing as it pertains to associated equipment

  • Knowledge and experience developing policies and procedures for the organization

  • Advanced computer skills applying Microsoft Office

  • Able to work independently, as well as an effective member of the management team

  • Functional budgeting expertise

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills with an ability to interact at all levels within the company

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work well with others required including process operations, technical specialists, site operators, contractors, supply chain and other functions

  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical drawings and specification documents

  • Development and implementation of Condition Based Maintenance Programs, preferred

  • Experience with the implementation of technical training programs, preferred

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrate a dedication to the Nevada Copper’s corporate culture to include but not limited to:

  • Exhibit care and concern for fellow colleagues

  • Willingness to work in and support an environment free from bureaucracy

  • Ability to approach work with flexibility and agility as changing business needs arise

  • Be a highly effective contributor

  • Be decisive and results-oriented

  • Maintain personal standards of conduct

  • Be respectful in all working interactions

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

  • Be consistent and fair

Physical and Mental Demands and Requirements

The Process Maintenance General Supervisor will work in an office and industrial environment and must be able to:

  • Operate a vehicle with a valid driver’s license

  • Climb stairwells and be capable of working on elevated platforms

  • Walk on uneven ground

  • Periodically work in adverse weather conditions

  • Lift and potentially carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Sit for extended periods of time

  • Stay alert during periods of inactivity

Work Schedule and Personal Protective Equipment

The incumbent is expected to work a 40 hour/week schedule, primarily from Monday through Friday. Personal Protective Equipment required and to be worn for the field work portion of this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel-toed boots. All equipment must be MSHA approved as applicable.

Benefits/Culture

Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below:

  • Full Benefits package

  • 401k

  • Competitive Compensation Package

  • Vacation and Holiday PTO

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