Senior Metallurgist

Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Senior Metallurgist, to be based in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • The position is responsible for a section in the plants’ operational process optimization, reducing operational costs, maximize plant utilization, resource performance improvement, improving operational efficiencies and providing metallurgical technical support to the processing operations
  • Monitor, investigate and analyze technical performance of the plant’s chemical process and equipment to ensure plant efficiency and optimization
  • Investigate problem areas in the metallurgical process and report findings and possible solutions
  • Ensure effective process and quality control
  • Apply all relevant statutory requirements, regulations and standards related to the section
  • Implement the plant processing schedules for the area of responsibility
  • Coordinate equipment and material input requirements to meet output quantity, quality and timing specifications
  • Evaluate and provide information for section design modifications
  • Determine, verify and account for recovery of product output by using Metallurgical Accounting methodologies
  • Prepare and analyze samples to provide accurate and reliable analytical results safely and efficiently
  • Organize and control sampling equipment in area for effective and efficient operation
  • Build capacity to perform test work in order to ensure quality control and evaluate by means of conducting PTO’s
  • Carry out area / process related administrative duties
  • Ensure area process production monitoring, incident and document control systems and databases are maintained
  • Prepare budget and control cost items within approved parameters
  • B. Sc / B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy
  • Minimum of 5 years’ Technical / Operational experience in Hydrometallurgical processing plant of which 2 years should be in a Senior capacity
  • 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
  • Registration with a professional body would be an added advantage
  • Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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