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Senior Metallurgist

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Mine Operations - Other Jobs
Base metals
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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Supporting the effective technical operation of MCM processing plant

* Monitoring the materials usage especially steel balls and reagents
* Continuously liaise with the Chief Metallurgist on plant operations, technical projects and improvements from a technical perspective
* Ensure that safety standards are adhered to and incidents are reported
* Liaise with Process Supervisors for technical support requirements
* Liaise with Engineering (maintenance) for mill inspections and relining requirements
* Monitor and advise on the settings of operational parameters to optimise performance (Expert system operational parameters, reagents targets and set points, steel addition, etc.)
* Audit the process regularly to ensure conformance (spot checks, calibrations, etc.)
* Assist during breakdowns or emergencies or poor plant performances (stay on longer if required/necessary)
* Identify and communicate plant defects to the Chief Metallurgist
* Provide support to outside technical "consultants", e.g. OSA, SGS, etc.

Identify new methods to improve the concentrators technical process

* Keep up to date with modern developments (ensure the ones in place are utilized effectively)
* Initiate and conduct personal and team technical projects with the Chief Metallurgist and Laboratory Technicians
* Monitor trends in the plant and compare with best practices if negative variations are found identify and implement solutions
* Liase with engineering to identify engineering opportunities for improvement

Qualifications & Experience Required:

* Degree in Metallurgy
* min of 10 years in similar role, incluing 4-5 years sulphide copper flotation
* Previously African/remote site experience will be an advantage
* French will be advantageous

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