Metallurgist

Employer:
Panoramic Resources Limited
Posted
Jan. 15, 2020, 7:07 a.m.
Closing
Feb. 16, 2020, 11:53 a.m.

The Opportunity

Panoramic Resources are currently seeking a dedicated Metallurgist to join the processing team at the Savannah Nickel Mine. Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist, you will be working in an energetic environment with the responsibility of safely achieving production targets in a safe and efficient manner.

This role is offered on a FIFO (Perth, Broome or Darwin) or DIDO (Kununurra, Halls Creek) 15 Days on 13 Days off roster. 

About You

Reporting to our Senior Metallurgist, your primary responsibility will be to safely and effectively achieve production targets through management of metallurgical performance, plant operating efficiencies and recovery improvement programs, working closely with the mining and processing teams to achieve results. This exciting opportunity would suit a hands-on Metallurgist with a passion for process optimisation.

Accountabilities

As the Plant Metallurgist you will be required to monitor and manage the process plant and all associated activities, you will have a passion for process optimisation.

This exciting role encompasses the following key accountabilities:

Optimisation of plant performance and accounting, striving for continual improvement in metallurgical efficiency and plant operations.

Generate and maintain production reports to ensure that targets are met and to identify improvements opportunities including but not limited to: generation of daily, weekly and monthly metallurgical accounting reports and generation of production performance reports.

Providing technical support to production personnel to optimise plant performance and ensure that budget and forecast requirements are met.

Maintain, calibrate and report on the operation and performance of the production instrumentation such as the On-Stream Analyser (OSA).

Identify and implement plant improvement opportunities; establish and generate project schedules to adequately evaluate and quantify benefits associated with improvement opportunities.

Conduct plant surveys and mass balances to maintain and improve plant performance.

Conduct laboratory trials and generate associated testwork reports to evaluate production improvement opportunities.

Promote and encourage the establishment and improvement of a safe working environment.

Ensuring the metallurgical performance of the concentrator is always maintained at its optimum level.

Training production personnel to obtain the optimum performance of the plant.

Promoting, encouraging and supporting a safe working environment.

The ability to encourage, support and motivate team members.

We are looking for energetic candidates with the following qualities and experience:

3+ years’ experience in minerals processing (preferably Nickel).

A relevant degree in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or related discipline

Previous Nickel Sulphide flotation experience

Experience and knowledge of the processes used at a base metals concentrator including crushing, grinding, flotation and dewatering (thickening and filtration).

Knowledge of metallurgical accounting and reporting processes.

Proven ability to develop, set and monitor target production performance.

Ability to identify and troubleshoot production issues which may impact overall production performance.

Experience in identifying and implementing plant improvement opportunities.

Strong problem-solving ability of technical and complex issues

A strong sense of team with a willingness to build and actively participate in a productive work culture.

A keen focus on personal and site safety.

The ability to encourage, support and motivate team members.

Sound communication skills both written and verbal

Flexible, can do, hands-on attitude

Unrestricted Drivers Licence

Either a First Aid Certificate or Emergency Response qualification will be advantageous

Current National Police Clearance (within 6 months)

Be physically fit and must be able to pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screen.

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