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Mineralogist

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Discipline:
Geologist Jobs
Minerals:
Mining
Country:
Zambia
Region:
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Expat
Currency:
GBP£
Salary Description:
Negotiable
Posted:
27-Sep-17
Recruiter:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:
502157

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in any geology or metallurgical related field combined with Master's degree in mineralogy
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Experience in optical microscopy (transmitted and reflected light)
* Clean valid drivers' license (essential)

Core Responsibilities:

* Analysis of polished thin sections under transmitted and reflected light using an optical microscope.
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Report findings and perform "ground-truthing" quality control checks on outputs
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Supervision of thin section sample preparation area and the employees assigned to this area
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Involvement in other projects relevant to mineralogy understanding of Sentinel/Enterprise e.g. XRD, XRF programs
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Assisting mine geologists with knowledge/understanding required to integrate mineralogical results/interpretations into geological/resource models
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Assisting metallurgists with knowledge/understanding required to use results for plant diagnostics
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Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor

Expected Deliverables:

* Ensure effective running of the daily mineralogy functions
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To effectively supervise other sample preparation staff assigned to the mineralogy section, and ensure that they perform their duties according to standards
* Ensure that the person, immediate environment, team and work performed is accident / incident free

Behavioural Traits:

* Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving
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Must be highly detail orientated
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Must be motivated towards continuous improvement of systems and data
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Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds
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Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities
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Must be self-motivated
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Ability to work independently
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Ability to supervise a small support team
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Must be willing to locate to and work at a developing site in a relatively remote area
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Must have a clean criminal record (essential)

Operational Requirements:

* Competency in all fundamental mineralogical and optical microscopy skills to ensure all work is completely accurately and in a timely fashion
* Ensure adherence to operational requirements and regulations to avoid unnecessary implications

Knowledge and Experience:

* Good understanding of mineralogical concepts and their application to mining in base metal deposits (Cu, Ni)
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Proficient in the use of an optical microscope (reflected and transmitted light) as an analytical technique
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Strong IT skills; will be required to use Zeiss Axioscope software (familiarisation training available)
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Experience with other analytical techniques advantageous (XRD, XRF, SEM)
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Demonstrable strong verbal and written communications skills
* Basic Health and Safety knowledge

Closing Date:
25/10/2017

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