Metallurgist

CA Mining mining jobs Mining Review Africa

Reference Number: 139 1910 MHU

Job Description: 
This role will fully support 3 Business Units ranging from pre-agreed assigned tasks to urgent priority based tasks assigned by the Principal Support Role.

Responsibilities: 

  • Applies project management techniques to effectively manage project activities, and assists in tracking progress
  • Selects and applies metallurgical tools and techniques in support of processing plants – different Business Units use different processing methods (Mineral processing, pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy)
  • Optimises productivity and quality targets by utilising deep technical expertise and cooperating with multi-disciplinary teams to highlight and address areas of improvement
  • Supports the provision of relevant technical information to T&S, business units and operations to assist in driving value
  • Completes a baseload of detailed technical investigations aligned to the strategic intent of the business unit operation, both at site and in the laboratory environment aimed at delivering a specified value for the business unit
  • The nature of these technical assignments will often take the form of investigations to optimise or understand a unit operation that is underperforming at the business unit
  • Performance of the unit operations is under fixed criteria however the methodologies and procedures employed to understand the performance are flexible and at the discretion of the metallurgist
  • Delivers accurate and relevant reports to support the identification of current and future value adding opportunities
  • Supports effectiveness and continuous improvement of the productivity and value contribution within the assigned tasks

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • MSc Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with 3 years’ experience in PGM or base metal refining or Process development
  • Experience/exposure to metallurgical operations through project work, research and development or operational exposure, over a period exceeding 3 years
  • Prior knowledge of leaching, solution purification and metal recovery/separation technologies as applied across a range of commodities would also be considered as advantageous

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent role
  • Potentially regular local travel to site on a weekly basis will be required

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