Senior Metallurgist – Accounting

FQM

Requisition Number: 501825
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mining, Process

Qualifications (required for job)

  • A Tertiary Qualification in Chemical Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy or Mineral Processing or related field;
  • Eligibility for membership of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (E.I.Z), and to hold relevant legal appointment as defined by the Mining Regulations of Zambia

Core Specific Responsibilities  – related to this Job

  • Understand and execute accountability of legal appointment under Zambian Mining Regulations;
  • The role has accountability for the accurate and timely metallurgical accounting and official reporting of copper production, concentrate dispatch, reagents, water and energy;
  • Ensure strong compliance to HSE standards within team;
  • Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI of metallurgical accounting and technical reporting (i) accuracy and (ii) timeliness;
  • Monitor and report on production and raw material performance indicators;
  • Directly participate in the daily & weekly work activities of the processing plant, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance performance and  provide key performance information;
  • Develop and execute the site metallurgical accounting procedures, providing accurate and auditable production reconciliations and reporting systems;
  • Ensure compliance to legal met-accounting requirements;
  • Conduct and routinely report production loss reconciliations identifying key areas of production opportunity;
  • Coordinate the proper and thorough completion of loss tracking systems to ensure high integrity of production loss and asset performance reporting;
  • Work in collaboration with Commercial to manage the concentrate quality component of the Concentrate shed inventory and dispatch management system;
  • Work in collaboration with Commercial to routine account and report on processing reagent stocks, ensuring appropriate levels maintained at all times;
  • Routinely reconcile and report on the site water and energy balances;
  • Maintain the site process “data room”, to ensure all critical process information and reporting is stored logically and securely;
  • Constantly seek out and implement innovative solutions;
  • Lead the development, implementation and commissioning of capital projects assigned by the Superintendent Technical;
  • Liaise with reagent suppliers (through Commercial) to source new products to improve plant reagent cost effectiveness;
  • Supervise and control the activities, performance and development (particularly technical skills) of subordinate staff;
  • Ensure cost management is part of on-going decision making;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Superintendent Technical



Behavioural Traits / Personal Characteristics

  • Commitment to SHEC performance;
  • Good leadership and motivational skills, and get work done through others;
  • Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability;
  • Strong ability to task assign, build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines to create a “team” environment;
  • 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;
  • Accustomed to carrying out advanced calculations and possess ability to analyse and understand highly complex and statistical metallurgical data;
  • Strong understanding of complex metallurgical information, process improvement and control strategies;
  • 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;
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment;
  • Be diligent and thorough in approach;
  • Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner;
  • Computer fluency is a must.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • English language proficiency.

Knowledge and Experience required for job

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in large, complex metallurgical process operations;
  • Direct experience in plant technical metallurgist / engineering roles with specific experience in base metal grinding and flotation;
  • Previous experience in met-accounting processes highly required;
  • Experience in process control systems, process information databases (i.e. PI Process Book) and metallurgical optimization highly regarded

Applications close: FLE Daylight Time

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