Sierra Leone
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Reference Number: JAM076

Job Description:

My client is seeking an experienced expatriate to provide process engineering and metallurgical advice in order to maximise production capability and process efficiencies on their Mineral processing plant / minesite in West Africa

Responsibilities:

  • Measure and monitor process plant operations and accurately determine performance variances.
  • Maximise asset effectiveness through the provision of operating parameters to correct, maintain or improve process plant performance
  • Provide metallurgical and engineering input into troubleshooting operational problems
  • Provide technical design specifications and operating limits for new, modified or existing process plant and equipment installations
  • Convey constraints and limitations of existing unit operations based on sound engineering fundamentals and comprehensive study of duty requirements
  • Maintain a safe workplace by ensuring all activities comply with company occupational EH&S policies and all relevant statutory regulations and standards.
  • Actively promote and develop the site “Standard Operations” platform; a system of work that seeks to normalise process operations management, control and response.
  • Regularly review and update Standard Operating Parameters.
  • Regularly review and update the Metallurgical and Process Engineering Work Plan.
  • Review and update plant PFDs, P&IDs, recovery matrices, product specifications and product SDSs.
  • Conduct monthly production reconciliations to determine variance between the mine production model and actual production metrics.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for improved process capability.
  • Develop process design and upgrade scopes for treatment of future ore deposits.
  • Complete quick-win projects that deliver improved process capability or feed stock treatment.
  • Apply commercial rigour in all proposals.
  • Improve the skills of team members by providing basic technical training and guidance on experimental design, analytical methodologies, tools and systems of work.
  • Communicate effectively with Site personnel on technical and related issues to enhance process understanding and achieve buy-in and ownership on initiatives.
  • Ensure product quality outcomes are predicted accurately, sampled correctly, monitored and analysed using appropriate statistical methods and achieved.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill:

  • BE, BSC or equivalent in Process, Chemical, Minerals or Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy or similar.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in mining or mineral processing operations with flotation experience advantageous.        
  • Experience working in Africa as an expatriate is essential
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with measuring and modelling physical separation systems.
  • A demonstrated ability to reconcile sensitivities and errors in determining the performance of unit operations.
  • Strong Excel skills, in particular for constructing mass balances and process models.
  • Competent in analysis and design of materials handling systems, in particular slurry pumping.
  • Competent with combustion systems duty specification, operation and control, in particular liquid fuelled systems.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Expatriate positon
  • Roster: 7 weeks on 3 weeks off

To apply visit www.caglobalint.com