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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Chemical Engineer Jobs, Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer
Africa, Zambia
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

* Understand and execute accountabilities of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations;
* Identify and plan high quality execution of the metallurgical comminution test work (R&D) to optimize performance and manage external service providers of test work
* Contribute directly to the production of sectional, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
* Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the Front End Metallurgical team;
* Identify potential improvement test work through the personal inspection of plant condition and performance;
* Drive crusher and mill wear linings design improvements with suppliers for life and metallurgical performance.
* Coordinate mill liner performance evaluations with engineering and suppliers for change out predictions through inspections, wear measurements and mill scans
* Drive development and continuous improvement aspects around mill expert control for the different ore competencies treated
* Maintain a user-friendly, exhaustive and up-to-date database of all test-work;
* Review comminution metallurgical test-work, circuit survey procedures and develop new procedures as required to support process development initiatives;
* Manage the interaction with Mining, Geology, Engineering, Processing operations on process performance and improvement projects.
* Ensure the Comminution metallurgical team are adequately resourced to perform their duties.
* Contribute to the annual Technical section budget/forecasts;
* Control and reduce operational costs;
* Implement FQM Way culture - "Smarter, Bolder, Driven;"
* Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent Technical.

Qualification and Experience:

* Holder of a degree in Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering or related
* Minimum of 7 years experience, long-term comminution circuit improvements in mineral processing plants a must, preferably at Senior metallurgist level.
* Experience with highly automated large diameter SAG/Ball Mill circuits.
* Experience in modern high throughput copper sulphide concentrator plant.

Behavioral Traits:

* Self -motivated, positive attitude towards learning, good communication skills, able to read and write
* Good leadership and motivational skills, and get work done through others;
* Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability;
* 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
* 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 enthusiastic and pro-active in manner;
* Computer fluency is a must.
* Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
* English language fluency.

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