Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Metallurgist, in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • To assist with effective start-up activities of plant/process optimization and provide technical support to Swakop Uranium’s (SU) extensive plant operations
  • The position will also be responsible for achieving safe, low cost, optimal availability, performance of resources and efficient plant operations
Key Performance Areas:
  • Monitor, analyze and investigate the technical performance of the metallurgical process and report findings and recommendations
  • Ensure effective process and quality control
  • Ensure effective plant efficiency, quality control, cost control and optimization
  • Ensure optimization and utilization of physical assets
  • Execute the plant processing schedules
  • Execute input requirements to meet output quantity, quality and timing specifications
  • Attend to emergency technical upsets in the plant
  • Conduct root-cause-analysis of process upsets
  • Determine, verify and account for recovery of product output by using Metallurgical Accounting methodologies
  • Provide a Metallurgical sampling, testing, calibration and process control service
  • Conduct and validate test results and generate reports
  • Grade 12
  • B. Sc /B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy
  • Minimum of 3 years’ Technical/Operational experience in Hydrometallurgical processing plant
  • Must have successfully completed a graduate development programme in Metallurgy
  • Uranium processing experience will be an added advantage
  • Plant commissioning, ramp-up & optimization experience will be an added advantage
  • Project delivery and project management experience in the field of process development for mining projects
  • Valid Code 08 Drivers License
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 16.01.2023
  • Expires 31.01.2023
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