Metallurgy Superintendent

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Metallurgy Superintendent

Job Title: Metallurgy Superintendent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Africa
Reference: SJ2
Contact Name: Sanjay Ramdhonee
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Job Published: March 31, 2016 18:24

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing, maintaining, modifying and improving the metallurgical strategies for the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Concentrator
  • Managing metallurgical resources with the aim of maximising throughput and metal recovery whilst maintaining the cost effectiveness of process plant operation, against a range of KPI’s
  • Managing the metallurgical laboratory for testwork and projects for continuous improvement and plant optimisation
  • Resolving short to medium term metallurgical issues associated with the operating plant, identifying and implementing continuous improvement projects
  • Setting, monitoring and reporting on short term metallurgical parameters and control strategies, including setting addition rates, and controlling and monitoring usage of all mill consumables
  • Metallurgical accounting and reconciliation from the SAG mill feed to trucked final concentrate
  • Managing the development of budget/forecasting physical and cost models to accurately predict production and operating costs and setting up a system to measure performance against the models
  • Reviewing and improving standards and safe operating procedures for all metallurgical tasks (both met lab and field works)
  • All aspects of people leadership including recruitment, performance management and training and development
  • Interacting closely with Pan Aust Technical Services Processing Improvement team to develop a consistent approach with respect to continuous improvement and ensure information flow between site and head office is well maintained

Required Experience, Qualifications & Skills:

  • Degree qualification in Metallurgy or similar discipline is essential
  • Extensive operational experience in base metal concentrators
  • Strong technical savvy and proven experience in delivering operational improvement projects
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with a range of key internal stakeholders
  • Commitment to training and development of Lao staff
  • Unwavering safety focus
  • A willingness to work in multicultural environment – previous expatriate experience is desirable, but not essential

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