Process Engineering Lead - Mtunzini, South Africa - tronox

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Mtunzini, South Africa

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Who We Are

Tronox Holdings plc (NYSE:
TROX) is the world's leading integrated manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigment.

We mine titanium-bearing mineral sands and operate upgrading facilities that produce high-grade titanium feedstock materials, pig iron and other minerals.

With 7000 employees across six continents, our rich diversity, unmatched vertical integration model, and unparalleled operational and technical expertise across the value chain, position Tronox as the preeminent titanium dioxide producer in the world.

Today, with $3.3 billion in annual revenue, we are the second largest in our industry, providing products that add brightness and durability to paints, plastics, paper, and other everyday products.

At Tronox, we believe living our values allows us to create a stronger, more successful company for everyone who works with us.

We care deeply about our people, and we seek to attract and retain talented individuals who share our values.

These are:

  • We have an uncompromising focus on operating safe, reliable and responsible facilities
  • We honor our responsibility to create value for stakeholders
  • We treat others with respect, and act with personal and organizational integrity
  • We build our organization with diverse, talented people who make a positive difference, and we invest in their success
  • We are adaptable, decisive, and effective
  • We are trustworthy and reliable, and we build mutually rewarding relationships
  • We share accountability and have high expectations for ourselves and one another
  • We do the right work the right way in every aspect of our business
  • We celebrate the joy of working together to accomplish great things
Position Title

Process Engineering Lead


KZN Sands - Fairbreeze Mine

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensures all processes of the plants operate within the prescribed process parameters
  • Conducts plants and processes health and risk assessments and reviews findings with the greater production team
  • Conducts routine production reconciliation and reports on process performance
  • Ensures quality performance meets product and customer specifications
  • Reviews quality performance and shares findings with the greater production teams
  • Manages grade change process
  • Provides production support to the S&OP process
  • Manages investigations following significant incidents and production excursions
  • Assists with HAZOP and PHR studies
  • Assists with the generation of statutory environmental reports
  • Provide DCS process control support
  • Responsible for process optimization across the mining processes
  • Initiation and delivery of process and plant improvements
  • Champions technology transfer to site
  • Provides support for OE and CoE initiatives
  • Assists production and maintenance teams with troubleshooting.
  • Provides mentoring for DCS operators and operations trainers on the efficient operation of the processes
  • Develop standard Operation Procedures to provide operating guidelines to enable the Operations Trainers to train the Operators in the optimal operation of the processes
  • Ensure technical documentation are correct and up to date
  • General administrative tasks
  • Matrix management responsibilities with the operations teams of the various departments to ensure efficient operation of the process.
  • Line management of Process Engineer and ProfessionalsinTraining
Safe and Healthy Work environment

  • Ensure and maintain a healthy environment, safe operations and practices.
  • Comply with SHEQ and technical requirements, in line with Plant / Mine availability targets.
  • Monitor, identify and respond to defects and / or substandard equipment performance and other improvement opportunities.
Continuous Improvement

  • Initiate continuous improvement initiatives leading to safety improvement, process improvement and cost saving opportunities whilst keeping abreast of new developments within the specialist field.
  • Conduct research work in order to initiate process changes.
  • Act as Business Improvement process champion by liaising with other development sections.
  • Conduct desktop and prefeasibility studies toward improving process flow.
Customer and Client Relationship Management

  • Liaise with internal and external customers and relevant statutory bodies to ensure sound business relationship management toward meeting client needs.
  • Ensure Tronox's image is maintained and promoted at all times (internally and externally).
  • Provide a professional / specialist advisory support service with regard to production / product quality across different levels within the organisation.
Project Management

  • Evaluate and complete projects with minimum risk, within allocated timeframes and according to specified budgetary requirements.
  • Manage projects with regard to processes, technology and equipment
Qualifications & Experience

  • BTech/ BSc / BEng: Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering discipline, (mandatory)
  • Driver's License Code 8 (mandatory)
  • 10 years in

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