Senior Metallurgist - Johannesburg, South Africa - CA Global Headhunters International

Thabo Mthembu

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  • Develop a broader knowledge of the business to assist in making good business decisions;
  • Achieve results by taking personal accountability for individual and team objectives;
  • Make decisions in the context of current company and regional metrics and delivering outcomes within required timeframes; and
  • Actively participating in personal development opportunities
  • Work directly with external engineering firms to develop optimized designs and plans for projects on time and on budget
  • Use technical writing skills to author sections of design reports as required
  • Support the development of Corporate Metallurgical Standards, and provide technical support to operations to enable the achievement of the required performance standards
  • Develop appropriate review and testwork programs to address metallurgical issues and to drive continuous improvement
  • Develop in conjunction with site, appropriate plant modifications to address metallurgical issues and to drive continuous improvement
  • Develop relationships with external consultants for provision of expert technical support as required
  • Schedule regular meetings to update on and influence projects.
  • Monitor and report on prevailing process plant behaviour, intervene as needed to troubleshoot and guide solution implementation in support of improved cash flow.
  • Coordinate plant surveys on an as needed basis to support metallurgical justification for projects.
  • Provide input into weekly/monthly metallurgy report
  • Developing technical knowledge, establishing and monitoring technical systems and managing with external stakeholders and:
  • Actively support expansion project activities.
  • Organise, liaise and coordinate external consultants/contractors for project and CAPEX work.
  • Assist in commissioning and handover of new plant unit operations to site Operations.
  • Identify, define and design medium to long term project work to improve on the approved business plan.
  • Identify and drive change to improve plant reliability and cost effectiveness.
  • Identify and progress continuous improvement opportunities using best practice.
  • High level troubleshooting of plant issues as required in conjunction with site based Plant Metallurgists.
  • Respond appropriately to all losses of containment within the treatment Plant.
  • Provide expertise to site based Plant Metallurgists in general metallurgical principles and operating practices

Qualification and Skill
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  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical, Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 10 years industrial plant experience including at least 3 years in project development; at least 3 years in direct operations roles
  • Demonstrated selfguiding and focused on improvements in business performance.
  • Ability to lead a project team both internal and external from a position of support.
  • Ability to maintain work group focus on safety and environmental considerations.
  • Ability to work unsupervised or as part of a team.
  • Welldeveloped interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated track record in analytical problem solving together with an aptitude to problem solving

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Regular travel to Sites is a requirement of the position and is expected to be a minimum of quarterly per year. Other travel may be required associated with project work.

Mark Huber

Managing Lead - Executive Mining Recruitment

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