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Senior Specialist (Metallurgy) - Smelter

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Chemical Engineer Jobs, Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs
Minerals:
Base metals, Copper
Country:
Africa, Zambia
Region:
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Expat
Currency:
GBP£
Salary Description:
Negotiable
Posted:
30-May-19
Recruiter:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:
505227

Key Responsibilities

* Monitor, analyse and report on the operation of plant equipment items and processes in the Primary Smelting Section using a range of tools and systems.
* Carry out data analysis and process calculations using computer-based systems.
* Write technical reports and give technical presentations to internal and external audiences.
* Assist in the maintenance and further development of the PI system.
* Identify process and equipment problems; develop strategies, changes and modifications to solve these problems.
* Identify opportunities for equipment and process improvements.
* Develop and manage site-based sampling and test-work to define and implement process improvement opportunities.
* Assist with (and manage) projects to improve plant operations and safety.
* Assist operators and maintenance workers with fault-finding and problem solving.
* Offer technical advice and process information to operators and maintenance workers to assist in achieving plant safety and production targets.
* Assist in keeping the Plant Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) up-to-date.
* Develop operating procedures, risk assessments, safe work instructions and other similar documents as required.
* Provide technical supervision and assistance during plant shutdowns.
* Other duties as directed by the Superintendent - Technical.

Qualifications

*

At-least a University Degree in Process Engineering, Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy or equivalent. Preference will be to those who posses Masters or above in the mentioned discipline.

Experience

* At least 5 years experience in a process plant. Experience in a hot metal plant, hydromet plant or mineral dressing plant would be an advantage.
* Highly-skilled user of standard computer applications such as Microsoft Excel. Programming experience in VBA or another language would be an advantage. Previous experience with OSIsoft PI systems would be highly regarded.
* Able to build mass and energy balances. Experience with HSC Chemistry, METSIM or similar applications would be an advantage.
* Familiarity with engineering drawings.
* Ability to carry out engineering design calculations, and to review the calculations of others.
* Advanced level of literacy and numeracy.

Closing Date:
18/06/2019

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