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Metallurgist - Comminution

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Metallurgist Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
Zambia
Region:
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
GBP£
Salary Description:
Negotiable
Posted:
26-Apr-17
Recruiter:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:
501363

Key Responsibilities:

* Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment Zambian Mining Regulations.
* The role has accountability for the optimization of the Comminution metallurgical process including steel ball management and power consumption.
* Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within section.
* Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
* Define and implement the comminution metallurgical process strategy.
* Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI of float feed particle size, crusher CSS optimization, comminution power optimization and maintenance of fully functional expert system.
* Directly participate in the daily & weekly work activities of the processing plant, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance performance.

Qualifications:

* A Tertiary Qualification in Chemical Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy or Mineral Processing or related field.
* Eligibility for membership of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), and to hold relevant legal appointment as defined by the Mining Regulations of Zambia.

Skills & Experience:

* A minimum of 5 years' experience in large, complex metallurgical process operations.
* Direct experience in plant technical metallurgist/ engineering roles with specific experience in base metal crushing & milling (SAG/Ball).
* Experience in process control systems, process information databases (ie PI Process Book) and metallurgical optimization required.

Behavioral Traits:

* Commitment to SHEC performance.
* Good leadership and motivational skills, and get work done through others.
* Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability.
* Strong ability to task assign, build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines to create a "team" environment.
* Good cognitive and analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing metallurgical testing.
* Affinity to supervise technical research, direct and train metallurgical engineers and technicians.
* Accustomed to carrying out advanced calculations and possess ability to analyses and understand highly complex and statistical metallurgical data.
* Strong understanding of complex metallurgical information, process improvement and control strategies.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate operational performance reports in both an upward and downward direction.
* Ability to maintain self- discipline within a stressful environment.
* Be diligent and thorough in approach.
* Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner.
* Computer literacy is a must.
* Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
* English language fluency.

Closing Date:
25/05/2017

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