Flotation Metallurgist

  • Full Time
  • Solwezi, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: -


Overall Job Purpose

  • Provide technical support to shift metallurgist and plant operations by collection of plant data and measurements,
  • Implementing and applying thought solutions to achieve and exceed plant KPI’s of safety, milling rate, throughput, recovery, concentrate grade, efficiency and costs

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Provide technical support to shift Metallurgist and plant operations.
  • Collect data through control systems historians and sampling to make ad-hoc decisions.
  • Coordinate plant and/or lab testwork aimed at optimizing the operation in terms of safety, cost and performance.
  • Long term analysis and optimisation of flotation operating strategy.
  • Provide sound reporting on plant operations and improvement projects.
  • Assess opportunities for improvement and drive their implementation.
  • Work as intermediate between shift Metallurgist and Metallurgical lab.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Strong understanding of complex metallurgical information, process improvement and control strategies
  • Good cognitive and analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing metallurgical testing
  • Affinity to supervise technical research, direct and train metallurgical engineers and technicians
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate operational performance reports in both an upward and downward direction

Key Job Attributes

  • Good leadership and motivational skills, and get work done through others;
  • Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability;
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment
  • Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Experience required to perform in this job

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in mineral processing plants, preferred as a metallurgist.
  • Preferred copper sulphide flotation, large plant, and modern and automated process exposure.
  • Holder of a diploma in Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering or related. A degree in similar fields is preferred.


  • Holder of a diploma in Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering or related.
  • A degree in similar fields is preferred