Engineer, Mine Production Planning

Panama, Panama
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Purpose of the Role:

To develop a rolling three-Month mine plan (the \"Three Month Mine Plan\") which will be updated monthly and a copy will be provided and communicated to the Mine Operations Group.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The location and dimensions of all blocks to be mined.
  • Details of the required sequence of block extraction.
  • Details of any change to or extension of de-watering facilities, including relocation of primary de-watering sumps, pumps and pipelines, together with any pumping requirements necessary prior to this.
  • Details to any changes in the pit electrification system
  • The general direction of mining within each block taking into account the need for selective mining and the need to blend ore types.
  • The location and development of drop cuts
  • The estimated tonnage of ore, waste and low grade ore to be mined from each mining area.
  • Stockpile and re-handle requirements.
  • Quantity, quality, type, timing and blending required for crusher feed.
  • The waste rock stack dump development sequence
  • Details of rehabilitation works or mine closure plan requirements.

Other requirements:
  • To understand the role for what it is - it is a service role whose prime focus is the production of the three month plan.
  • To understand the mining process in a large scale open pit mine operating in a tropical (wet) environment.
  • Be able to use Hexagon Mine Plan software and OPMS.
  • Preferably four to seven years appropriate experience with more than 8 year's total experience.
  • Plus all the other good generic things - safety, attitude. team player etc.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a \"team\" environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.


Fluency in English is required and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.

Working Conditions

Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential or FIFO with a strong preference for the incumbent to be residential.

Safety and Environment
  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings

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