Plant Manager

Name : George V Cantua
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Tucson,AZ
Job Title Plant Manager
Relocation Preferences : none
Objective : I am looking for a career in management Safety, Enviromental,Operations,Maintenance,Where I can continue to learn and grow with the company
Resume :  
George V. Cantua
Professional Experience

Clarkdale Gold Project, Searchlight Minerals Corp 2007 to 2010
Operations Superintendent / Electrowinning Manager
Operations Superintendant in a leaching solvent extraction and electrowinning plant
In charge of the procurement of essential equipment, Safety and Environmental Policy enforcement, certified MSHA instructor, certified confined space entry, purchasing of parts and supplies, hiring, operations guidelines, enforcing human resources policies, start up procedures and guidelines

Phelps Dodge, Morenci AZ 2005 to 2007
Leaching Supervisor
Supervise a 15 man crew and worked with metallurgists to optimize and enhance leaching piping schemes for efficiency and efficiency solution management.

ASARCO-Ray Complex, Tucson AZ 1998 to 2005
Process Operations General Supervisor
Supervised 98 people using two primary crushers, SAG and ball mill, sulfide operations, filter plant, tailing dam build and maintenance
Responsible for all processes of daily plant operations, including safety and environmental awareness and compliance
Assisted management with electrowinning plant & $9 M dollar tank house renovation project
Handled first and second step grievances with labor union
Assist front line supervisors with the training of new personnel for leaching, solvent extraction, and electrowinning processes

ASARCO-Silver Bell Complex, Tucson AZ 1997 to 1998
Solvent Extraction and Electrowinning Operations Supervisor
Supervised 12 people
Responsible for all SX/EW daily plant operations, including safety and environmental compliance.
Assisted management in final phase of construction and start-up of a solvent extraction & electrowinning plant, which included training, operational parameters, guidelines and safety inspections

El Abra Copper Mine, Calama, Chile 1996
Start up Supervisor
Worked with Bechtel Engineering
Assisted in the start up of primary, secondary and tertiary crushing, conveying, screening, ore stacker-conveyor system, roto-pala, and set up of 180,000 meter2 removable leach fields
Oversaw start up of solvent extraction and electrowinning circuits that produced 1.2 million pounds pf cathode copper daily
Assisted management with Spanish/English translation
Performed training of both operations and maintenance personnel, and helped set up operational and maintenance parameters and procedures

Cyprus Mining Corporation, Sahuarita AZ 1988 to 1996
Oxide Operations Supervisor
Supervised 8 people
Responsible for all SX/EW daily plant operations, including safety and environmental compliance
Assisted management in final phase of construction and start-up of solvent- extraction and electrowinning plant, which included training, operational parameters, guidelines and safety inspections
Assisted management with Spanish/English translation

American Material Handling Co., Tucson AZ 1985 to 1988
Service Manager
Supervised 10 people
Responsible for shop and field mechanics in day to day operations of a dealer service fleet shop, including maintenance and preventive maintenance programs
Coordinated and expedited procurement of materials



Anamax Mining Company, Sahuarita AZ 1979 to 1985
Oxide Operations Supervisor
Coordinated and directed daily operations involved in processing of copper, including inspections, testing, training and procurement of parts

U.S. Army 1971 to 1982
Non-commissioned Officer Academy
Served 11 years total, including Reserves

Education
Almeda University, 2007
Masters of Business Administration
Almeda College and University, 2004
BA Degree (Business)
Central Arizona College, 1999
Supervisory Skills
University of Arizona, 1990
Effective Employee Supervision
Pima Community, 1990
Various college courses

Technical Schools
Cyprus Mining, 1989
Managing People

Seminars
Anamax Mining, 1981
Industrial Supervisory Skills
Universal Technical Institute, 1978
Certified in Diesel Technology
Arizona Automotive Institute, 1969
Certified in Automotive Technology


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