Operations Superintendent

Mine Operations Florence Copper, Arizona


Position at Florence Copper

Company Background and Culture: 

Florence Copper is in the historic Copper Corridor of Arizona – a region steeped in copper mining history.  During its lifetime, Florence Copper is estimated to create close to 500 jobs for Pinal County and generate $3.4 billion in economic activity for the State of Arizona.  

Once operational, Florence Copper is expected to have the lowest energy and greenhouse gas-intensity (“GHG”) of any copper producer in North America and will help reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign producers for metal that is critical for the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

Florence Copper LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taseko Mines Limited which is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.  Taseko is also the operator and 75% owner of the Gibraltar copper/molybdenum mine in Canada and various other development projects.  

For more information on Florence Copper and Taseko visit our website at www.florencecopper.com 

Key Responsibilities:
•    Responsible for supervision of Insitu Copper Recovery (“ISCR”) facilities in accordance with Florence Copper’s strategic and financial objectives.
•    Responsible for meeting development, production and project rinsing goals
•    Undertake operational readiness planning and engineering for new commercial ISCR facility.
•    Development of operating procedures for new commercial ISCR facility.
•    Supervise, direct, coach, train, and mentor the operations teams, including direct and indirect reports.
•    Monitor, engage, and provide leadership supporting the site’s health and safety programs.
•    Manage plant activities ensuring they comply with relevant government regulations and permits.  
•    Manage, monitor, and ensure all site activities strictly follow the company’s environmental policies.
•    Assist with preparing material and manpower budgets.  Monitor and control departmental expenditures to ensure that cost targets are achieved.    
•    Assist with providing timely reports on operational KPIs and the progress towards meeting and exceeding them.
•    Proactively identify, manage, and work to resolve potential problems, work conflicts, and/or schedule challenges.
•    Manage operational activities as necessary with a focus on accelerating rinsing operations.
•    Establish a positive working relationship with other departments. 

Education and Work Experience:
•    10 years related experience in processing plant operations.  Experience in copper processing including SX/EW preferred.  Insitu mining experience a plus.
•    Supervisory operations and maintenance experience, preferably in a senior role and management. 
Skills and Competencies:
•    Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.  Preferably Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, or other process engineering disciplines.
•    Proficiency with basic Microsoft Office suite programs.
•    Strong attention to detail.
•    Strong team building and leadership skills combined with superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
Work Environment:
•    This position will include some office work, but some work will be performed in all-weather conditions both outdoors, and in a plant setting.
•    While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 pounds.
•    Must work in compliance with the Florence Copper (OSHA) site safety program.
•    Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in the plant environment. 
To apply go to: https://www.florencecopper.com/careers/current-opportunities