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Chief Chemist

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Chemical Engineer Jobs
Zambia All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Specific responsibilities are the following:

* Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations;

* The role has accountability for performance of the equipment and personnel in the Analytical Laboratory and associated sampling areas;

* Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly;

* Maintain a very high standard of Laboratory housekeeping;

* Consistently deliver and exceed he main KPI's of timely (sampling, analysis and reporting) and accurate plant control assay analysis;

* Prioritize workloads and deliver analyses turnaround time obligations;

* Develop/review analytical methods to improve accuracy and cost effectiveness;

* Directly participate in the daily to monthly work activities of the processing plant, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance performance;

* Work with limited supervision to maintain very high standards of laboratory performance;

* Maintain Laboratory QA/QC system and timeously investigate all deviations;

* Monitor, control and report on Analytical Laboratory performance;

* Manage the interaction with the Processing Operations and Smelter teams to ensure high compliance to customer requirements;

* Maintain and execute the short and long term equipment maintenance plans and schedules to deliver the required equipment availability and precision;

* Propose and manage contracts with vendors for the provision of services;

* Implement the structure, manning levels and resources to deliver plant control assay analysis requirements;

* Lead the Analytical laboratory team to consistently deliver and exceed expectations.

Job & Candidate Requirements:

* A Tertiary Qualification in Chemistry or related field;

* Hold relevant legal appointment as defined by the Mining Regulations of Zambia;

* Minimum 5 years working as a Chief Chemist and/or Laboratory Manager with a sound technical knowledge of base metal and related analyses;

* Minimum 5 years appropriate experience in metallurgical analytical laboratories;

* Experience in metallurgical process operations of a large copper concentrator highly regarded.

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