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Technical Manager (Processing)

To drive mineral process improvement by continuously improving current practices; methods; equipment and processes in a safe manner through research, development and implementation of new and improved technologies.

SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY

  • Identify and assess level of baseline risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to business, financial, legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.
  • Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)
  • Manage SHERQC compliance within the Function through effective use of the Toolbox

Policies and Procedures:

  • Develop, review and update Policies and Procedures in compliance with Samancor Chrome Framework and statutory requirements

PEOPLE

  • Lead the Ore beneficiation council

CUSTOMERS

  • Achieve process quality
  • Maintain and improve relationships with key stakeholders

BUSINESS PROCESSES

Metallurgy:

  • Advise on the safe and environmentally friendly operation of the mineral processing plants
  • Advise on the Metallurgical process
  • Advise on the Logistics process and process flow
  • Advise on the Quality standards

Process Data:

  • Analyse and interpret plant process data
  • Identify trends and opportunities for improvements
  • Make recommendations and oversee the implementation of improvement projects

Process Models:

  • Construct theoretical process simulation models  
  • Run process simulations using plant data
  • Make recommendations based on the preferred scenario’s
  • Administer Group Ore balance model

Process Problems:

  • Define process problems and investigate root causes
  • Make suitable recommendations to resolve process problems
  • Oversee the implementation of corrective actions

Research & Development:

  • Benchmark Ore beneficiation processes against industry best practices
  • Identify gaps and propose appropriate technological improvements to close gaps
  • Identify opportunities for development of new processes

GROWTH

  • Lead operating excellence initiatives to continuously improve efficiencies and effectiveness at the operation
  • Foster a climate of continuous improvement
  • Develop the capability of the production and maintenance organisation site-wide

SHAREHOLDER VALUE

  •  Meet the financial and improvement targets set for the department in a sustainable manner

Job requirements: 

  • Metallurgical/Chemical Degree or National Diploma
  • 8 years’ relevant operational experience at a senior level, preferably 3 years’ managerial experience

Skills:

  • Leadership Qualities
  • Project Management 

Knowledge:

  • Ferroalloy industry experience
  • Hydrometallurgical experience

Reference Number: 

SCR/019

Company: 

Samancor

City: 

Gauteng

Country: 

ZA

Salary: 

Market Related

Job Type: 

fulltime

Industry: 

Mining