Plant Superintendent
postmasburg, Northern Cape, South Africa
3d ago
source : Executive Placements

Plant Superintendent

Company : Mining Company (Copper)

Location : Northern Cape

This is an exciting opportunity with great career prospects for a Metallurgist coming with a few years mining experience.

  • In working within a copper mining environment, there is a tangible succession plan for someone proving to be competent and career minded.
  • Date Posted : 11th March 2021
  • Qualifications : Relevant Degree in Chemical Engineering / Metallurgy Etc
  • Assignment : Permanent - Relocation required

  • Lead of the production and technical team by setting performance standards and educating on managing product quality.
  • Optimise plant and equipment utilisation, liaising with the maintenance team to ensure delivery of prescribed service and maintenance strategy.
  • Liaise with support stakeholders for proper service delivery.
  • Monitor the production performance of concentrator processes (crushing, milling & flotation) on a daily basis and ensuring that production targets are met.

  • Continuously focus on process improvement to meet production targets and customer expectations.
  • Assist with the creation of managing change process and ensuring continuous update for risk assessment when required.
  • Ensure team compliance to SHEQ standards and operational licensing.
  • Coordinate commissioning and optimisation projects (ore sorters and new flotation plant).
  • Execute standby duties for the concentrator management after hours and weekends.
  • Review metallurgical procedures and recommend amendments as needed
  • Analyse and improve concept in the plant Continuous improvement
  • Improve plant operating performance; reduce waste and delays; promote cost reductions; and achieve a high level of operating efficiency.
  • Monitor and analyse key metallurgical performance indicators of process operations and recommend corrective actions to the operations team;
  • Provide technical engineering support to projects from study phase thorough construction and commissioning.
  • Analyse all customer requirements and maintain optimal level of quality for all production activities according to the required ISO standards.
  • Physical plant inspections and quality spot checks
  • Compile and submit plant downtime reports and monthly reports
  • Review log sheets & analyse data and identify deviations
  • Evaluate current and potential processing methods.
  • Provide technical support to all engineering personnel in ensuring that the engineering department provides a fully function, effective and flexible workforce
  • Train and implement company standards, policies and operating methods and procedures to all personnel including company SOPs, OSHA, safety and other regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in accident investigation processes, ensuring a safe working environment for employees and / or contractors by driving good housekeeping standards.
  • Train, coach and develop team members and implement proper succession planning for the future.
  • Relevant degree in chemical / metallurgical engineering
  • 5 - 8 yrs. experience within a mining environment
  • At least 5 yrs. experience within a management capacity
  • Able to reside in the Northern Cape on a permanent basis on disciplinary action and otherwise participate in the disciplinary action process as necessary.
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