Rössing Uranium

Rössing Uranium is recruiting a Metallurgist, to be based in Arandis, Namibia.
  • An exciting opportunity exists for a Metallurgist on a 2-year fixed term contract in the Processing Operations department
  • Reporting to the Superintendent Metallurgy and CPC
  • The primary purpose of this position is to optimize the production process and to review operation practices, methodology and technological application to achieve a safe, low cost and efficient operation
  • This includes the investigation of process alternatives both technically and economically and to provide advice for metallurgical operations of the plant
  • Maintains HSE standards
  • Develops and maintains an effective team by participating in the development of graduate metallurgists and/or Improvement Laboratory operators
  • Provides the team with adequate resources, supervises it, and constantly follows up on progress to ensure that it performs its work effectively
  • Conducts routine process inspections and audits as set out in the Metallurgist Weekly Check Sheets
  • Provides input into the operating metallurgical philosophy
  • Designs metallurgical test work, including the planning, execution, and recommendations to the Superintendent Metallurgy
  • Provides advice with regards to improvement of longer-term operational processes to achieve and exceed planned efficiency
  • Calculates the production capabilities of processing equipment and suggests ways for optimizing equipment
  • Prepares business cases for the implementation of new technology, chemicals, or process changes
  • Identifies capital expenditure over a 5-year period and submits request to Superintendent Metallurgy
  • Analyses, evaluates, and conducts research to reduce production costs and improve process efficiency
  • Monitors the outcome of the process improvement
  • Grade 12 Certificate with 20 points
  • A recognized Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering Degree/Bachelor of Technology in Chemical/Metallurgical/Mineral Processing (NQF Level 7/8)
  • OR
  • A recognized National Diploma in Chemical/ Metallurgical/ Mineral Processing (NQF Level 6)
  • Bachelor / BEng / BTech degree: A minimum of five (5) years working experience as a Metallurgist/ Chemical Engineer in a hydrometallurgical processing plant environment & registration as professional engineer
  • National Diploma: A minimum of Seven (7) years working experience as a Metallurgist/ Chemical Engineer in a hydrometallurgical processing plant processing environment
  • A valid Code B drivers license
  • A police certificate of conduct not older than six months is required
  • A record will not automatically disqualify candidates
  • Required Competencies and Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Expertise
  • Solid proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint) and SAP
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Please take note that the recruitment process will be subjected to assessments (if necessary) which will form part of the selection process
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