Senior Metallurgist - Johannesburg, South Africa - CA Global Headhunters

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.

Co-ordinate 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 co-ordinate external consultants/contractors for project and CAPEX work.
Assist in commissioning and hand-over 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

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 self-guiding 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.
Well-developed 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

CA Mining

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