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Gold Fields Limited is an unhedged, globally diversified producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa with attributable annual gold production of approximately 2.0 million ounces. It has attributable Mineral Reserves of around 46 million ounces and Mineral Resources of around 102 million ounces. Attributable copper M...
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Develop and maintain Metallurgical Account, reconcile procedures and coordinate gold room activities
Develop daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for production, gold recovery and operating cost
Set and monitor operating budget and control systems for the consumables
Design, initiate and report on laboratory and plant based test work to improve on plant performance
Mentor and provide technical inputs into developmental training of junior metallurgists.
Active involvement in plant decision-making process by way of reviewing and monitoring process parameters
Develop innovative and cost effective operating methodologies
Plan and manage plant shutdowns to maximize time available for plant maintenance and processing jobs whilst ensuring minimal production losses
Provide leadership, guidance, support and back-up to operational and maintenance personnel in order to develop the team, increase efficiency and achieve production, recovery and safety targets whilst adhering to regulatory legislation and mine standards
Provide technical input to all project evaluations e.g. capital expenditure proposals and/or plant/process modifications
Liaise with Mining, Geology, Maintenance, Purchasing, Assets Protection departments for efficient and increase production
Deal with external laboratories, local & international suppliers, service providers, mining companies, Minerals Commission and other regulatory bodies.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical/Chemical Engineering or Higher National Diploma (Extraction Metallurgy) or its equivalent.
A Government Certificate of Competency (Process Manager’s Certificate of Competency)
Minimum of 10 years working experience in metallurgical and mineral processing operation
Excellent technical and analytical skills
Excellent understanding of process control philosophy and systems
Be an innovative thinker, driven by results-achievement
Be resilient and resourceful and has a high level of integrity