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11 January 2017

HOD: Metallurgy (Processing / Metallurgical / Diamond / Production and Maintenance)

Job Description: CA Mining Mining Review Africa
A Mining Company Based in West Africa is looking for a Head of Department: Metallurgy to manage all aspects related to the processing plant (production and maintenance) to ensure that performance and associated standards are met.Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that appropriate SHE systems and practices are implemented within the department.
  • Ensure that utilisation, throughput and recovery targets are being met.
  • Ensure that suitable personnel are available and utilised. This includes development and training of personnel.
  • Ensure that all plant operations are running efficiently against industry best practices and appropriate standards by updating, recording, archiving and analysis of all plant related data.
  • Ensure that appropriate metallurgical input is provided for business plans and forecasts (e.g. monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts).
  • Ensure that cost and cash flow targets are met.
  • Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are developed and implemented in the department. These includes policies and procedures applicable to: Main processing plant ;Final Recovery ; Slimes Dam and Tailings Dump ; Return Water Dam and Plant Water Supply
  • Identify and mitigate the top risks within the metallurgical department/discipline.
  • Submit required management reports and liaise with the Principal Process Engineer on discipline related issues.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSc/BTech/NDip in Extractive Metallurgy/Metallurgical Engineering or in Chemical Engineering from a reputable university/institution.
  • A suitable management course (e.g. MDP, MAP).
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in diamond processing plants. This must include a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory/management role.
  • Extensive experience with operational and business systems.
  • A track record of training and developing local staff.
  • The ability to lead and direct a multi-disciplinary team and work in a fast-paced, schedule driven environment.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive Market Related tax free net salary
  • 2 years Contract
  • Life and medical insurance
  • 56 days on 24 days off working rotation

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