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Superintendent DCS


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Madagascar, Antananarivo 

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Mining Operations

Job Description:

Ambatovy Joint Venture operation in Madagascar, is recruiting an experienced Superintendent DCS who will be responsible for the DCS services the ore processing plant, the port facilities, the tailings management facilities and the metallurgical plant including utilities.

The Company

Ambatovy Joint Venture in partnership with Globe 24-7, are working together to source experienced and qualified talent for their existing world class lateritic nickel processing facilities and mining operation in Madagascar. Ambatovy Joint Venture is committed to create lasting prosperity for all stakeholders and contribute significantly to sustainable development in Madagascar.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager Process Technology, the Superintendent DCS will be responsible for the maintenance, operation and implementation of process optimization projects of the DCS Control System (Siemens PCS7 / Step 7), SCADA Systems and all other control systems in service at the company.

The Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates the optimization of the control logic across site

  • Execution of modifications to the Control Systems (DCS, SCADA) in collaboration with process and reliability engineers, instrumentation and electrical specialists.

  • Monitoring of PID controller performance and safety interlocks plant wide and drive a program of continuous improvement.

  • Provides input / expert advice to control strategies to improve overall process efficiencies

  • Participate in design and commissioning of new projects

  • Manages the development and implementation standard operating procedures required for safe operation of the plant

  • Ensures work is carried out safely and efficiently in a competent manner and that they adhere to the Permit to Work System and Management of Change System

  • Manage the operation and maintenance of the control systems infrastructure, including all hardware, software and fibre optic communication, resulting in 100% reliability on a 24 / 7 basis.

  • Collaborate with Information Technology (IT) on the implementation and maintenance of security systems

  • Manage the operation and maintenance of Ambatovy plant PIMS, including all hardware, software and communication.

  • Manage and control the temporary bypass of Instruments, Controllers and Electrics (ICE) to provide a safe working environment.

  • Participate in the development of the operating and capital budgets required for the DCS group.

The Requirement

  • Diploma with trade qualification / Bachelor's degree in electrical, chemical or instrumentation engineering.

  • Specialization or advanced degree in process control is desirable

  • Minimum 15 yrs maintenance experience within a similar sized organisation

  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory, or leadership experience with demonstrated ability in multi-team coordination and problem solving

  • Experience working with industrial network protocols such as Profibus DP and Modbus

  • Experience in optimization of data collection and process information management systems

  • Strong understanding of distributed control systems with ideally a background with Siemens PCS7 / Step 7

  • Previous and sustained instrumentation and control commissioning/site experience

  • Skilled at PID control loop design, tuning and performance assessment

  • Familiar with control loop tuning applications

  • Knowledgeable in Maintenance and Engineering practices including Management of Change

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Fluent in English, Malagasy or/and French is a definite asset

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.