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Technical Superintendent (Process)

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Chemical Engineer Jobs, Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs
Base metals, Copper, Gold
Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Key Responsibilities:

* Ensure that Safety protocols and Operating Procedures are followed;
* Develop and maintain the metal accounting system for the Mine;
* Evaluating process performance to identify and initiate development opportunities;
* Provide technical support process unit operations on a daily basis to operations personnel maximise production and efficiencies and optimise costs;
* Design and execute test-work to determine optimal operating conditions and scale-up to plant;
* Review plant design for debottlenecking and efficiency/operability improvement and initiate, and provide financial justification for, related capital projects;
* Report on plant activities and performance indicators;
* Oversee and manage all personnel within the metallurgical department


* Tertiary qualification in Metallurgy/Mineral Processing/Chemical Engineering.


* A minimum of 15 years experience in metallurgical process operations preferably in copper and other base metals milling and flotation circuits, in particular.
* Direct experience in the operation of base metal flotation plants.
* Overseas experience of at least 5 years.

Personal Characteristics:

* Enthusiastic and pro-active in driving the operations team to achieve production targets.
* Strong understanding of metallurgical process improvement and control strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants;
* Good analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing metallurgical testing;
* Strong leadership and supervisory skills with ability to delegate and motivate the team towards achieving production targets;
* Affinity to supervise and direct research and development work;
* Good leadership, communication, reporting and interpersonal skills
* Good report writing skills with a high degree of attention to detail
* Good verbal and written communication skills to facilitate accurate transfer of information in both an upward and downward direction.
* Must be able to assemble data and provide management with clear and accurate plant performance reports written in English.

High standard of personal integrity and professionalism.

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