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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • As a global and diversified mining business, we use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and mine, process, move and market our products to customers around the world. For almost 100 years, we have been mining the minerals that society needs to develop and prosper. We provide our investors with a balanced portfolio of oppo...
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    METALLURGIST - BASE METALS REFINERY AND MAGNETIC CONCENTRATOR PLANT SUPPORT

    Job Description:

    Purpose:

    This role will fully support the BMR & MCP ranging from pre-agreed assigned tasks to urgent priority-based tasks assigned by the Principal Support Role.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Supports the Principal BMR & MCP in maximizing the value of Extractive Metallurgy services to Anglo American at all times providing health and safety is not compromised.

    • Supports the provision of relevant technical information to T&S, business units and operations to assist in driving value.

    • Completes a baseload of detailed technical investigations aligned to the strategic intent of the business unit operation, both at site and in the laboratory environment aimed at delivering a specified value for the business unit.

    • The nature of these technical assignments will often take the form of investigations to optimize or understand a unit operation that is underperforming at the business unit.  Performance of the unit operation is defined under fixed criteria however the methodologies and procedures employed to understand the performance are flexible and at the discretion of the metallurgist such as: 

    • Specified laboratory procedures assigned to laboratory technicians to be performed or may be performed by the metallurgist in person or

    • The metallurgist may choose to self-solicit plant samples or request operating data and perform analysis utilizing number of tools ranging from excel to mass and energy balance simulation software.

    • Delivers accurate and relevant reports to support the identification of current and future value adding opportunities.

    • Supports effectiveness and continuous improvement of the productivity and value contribution within the assigned tasks

    • Supports the provision of relevant technical information to T&S to assist in driving value.

    • Other than the baseload task assignments, the metallurgist will remain on standby for ad hoc task assignment requests by the Principal BMR and MCP Support to mobilize and support the RBMR directly on site in urgent situations.

    • Ensures that SHEQ issues are considered in all activities.

    Qualifications:

    Essential:

    • MSc Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with 3 years’ experience in processing or process development.

    OR:

    • PhD in Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering or Chemical Engineering, relevant to PGM and/or base metal hydrometallurgy/Processing.

    OR:

    • BSc Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with 3 years relevant experience at a precious metal or base metal refinery (Cu/Ni).

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Experience/exposure to metallurgical operations through project work, research and development or operational exposure, over a period exceeding 3 years, would be considered essential

    • Prior knowledge of pressure and atmospheric leaching, solution purification and metal recovery/separation technologies as applied across a range of commodities would also be considered as advantageous.

    • Must have a Driver's License as you will be required to travel to our North-West site.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Anglo American on www.debeersgroup.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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