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Head of Department Metallurgy(DMS / recovery / Portuguese)

Job Description: CA Mining Mining Review Africa
Our client is looking for a Head of Department of Metallurgy on a mining site. It is a permanent position in the mining (Earth) Industry.


  • Ensure safe operation of the plant and ensure the culture of safe operations is transmitted to all staff.
  • Daily reporting of plant performance to the Director of operations.
  • Achieve the agreed production targets and other KPIs.
  • Proactively optimize plant operations and company profitability.
  • Take the lead in Metallurgical design and plant implementation to achieve production targets.
  • Coordinate engineering work including monitoring stocks of spare parts and consumables, taking positive action where possible.
  • Maintain +90% availability and +90% utilization of the plants.
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reported for on and off-site as required.
  • Reconcile production performance with other departments.
  • Ensure that stocks of chemicals and other materials are ordered timeously to decrease chance of shortage.
  • Control shift rotation, leave periods of operations and staff to ensure adequate coverage at all times.
  • Check and sign time sheets for department.
  • Recruit, train and maintain a well-disciplined work force, applying disciplinary action when required.

: Qualification and Skill

  • Relevant metallurgical qualification
  • Ten years’ relevant experience, preferably in the alluvial diamond mining industry
  • Demonstrate competence and sound metallurgical knowledge and practices for operations of alluvial diamond wash plants, DMS, x-ray recovery technology
  • Experience working a culturally sensitive environmental with multi-national workforce.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent English and Portuguese verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent MS Excel skills

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • The company offers competitive industry-related remuneration packages

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Nico Viljoen at nico@camining.com

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