Lead and support a commissioning team who will be responsible for all plant commissioning activities, taking the new plant from first ore through ramp-up to safe, sustainable production at nameplate design rates (25Mtpa ore to SAG Mill). That is, deliver the C3-C6 phases of the project.
Execute commissioning plans and procedures directing a Commissioning Team that consists of operations personnel from Processing/Maintenance/Metallurgical teams, support personnel from the Pre-commissioning team, vendor support personnel and other contract partners
Work very closely with the Projects Pre-Commissioning Manager to plan and implement the start-up sequence and associated plant area handover/acceptance timing
Co-ordinate and manage the integration of operations commissioning personnel into the Project pre-commissioning teams to supplement the pre-commissioning effort prior to first ore
Prepare detailed schedule of the commissioning and start-up activities according to the project schedule
Develop and implement the Commissioning and Ramp-Up aspects of Operations Readiness for the AKT2 expansion
Take the lead in trouble-shooting and resolving operational problems throughout the commissioning phase
Help create a strong teamwork environment between KAL Operations, Maintenance, E&I, Metallurgy, Planning and Asset Reliability teams through commissioning and ramp-up
Implement and lead commissioning progress meetings (daily, weekly) to ensure effective communication and action completion across all disciplines and levels
Demonstrate and drive positive safety leadership in the field with all staff and contractors
Ensure the commissioning team adheres to Company established procedures and RoK regulations
Ensure that any safety incidents/accidents are investigated and reported within the agreed time frame
Implement other tasks given by Line manager within own competence
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Degree in Metallurgy or Engineering
A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in concentrator operation. Commissioning, Start-Up and Operations experience, particularly of large capital projects
At least 3 years of experience in a similar Commissioning Manager role
Proven track record in commissioning and ramp-up of large concentrator facilities including at a management/leadership level
Motivated and driven self-starter with complex problem solving ability, excellent communication skills and team oriented personality.
Possess a detailed working knowledge of large Copper concentrators
Experience in leading and managing commissioning/start-up teams
Experience in managing all commissioning disciplines including processing, maintenance, electrical & instrumentation, reliability, DCS and technical engineering support
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to engage, communicate and cooperate effectively with multidisciplinary and multinational teams (nationals and Ex-patriots) at all levels of the organization.
Ability to prepare detailed schedule of the commissioning and start-up activities according to the project schedule
Ability to carry out the commissioning and start-up of the plant components according to the commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance procedures and manuals
Demonstrated ability to problem solve/troubleshoot and correct faults or deficiencies
Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize various competing assignments
Practical knowledge in the use of a computerized maintenance system such as Oracle
Capability to lead the team in visible leadership in health, safety and environmental aspects of the business
Ability to effectively manage one’s emotions and decision making when under pressure over extended periods of time
Knowledge of the RoK legislative and other normative acts, methodological and other materials relating to plant production and maintenance activities.
Knowledge of the basics of RoK Labor Code, internal work order, HSE rules and regulations and fire safety requirements.