Metallurgist

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

a month ago

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To assist with effective start-up activities of plant / process optimization and provide technical support to Swakop Uraniums (SU) extensive plant operations. The position will also be responsible for achieving safe, low cost, optimal availability, performance of resources and efficient plant operations.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Monitor, analyse and investigate the technical performance of process in area.
  • Ensure metallurgical duties and aspect of the section are carried out as required and technically optimized with production output.
  • Ensure optimization and utilization of physical assets in section.
  • Execute the plant processing schedules for the area of responsibility.
  • Attend to emergency technical upsets in the plant.
  • Recommend improvements to existing systems to achieve sectional production targets.
  • Conduct technical investigations and tests to enhance and optimize the processes in the area of responsibility.
  • Analyse process and production results and trends and submit reports for further scrutiny.
  • Conduct root-cause-analysis of process upsets.
  • Determine, verify and account for recovery of product output by using Metallurgical Accounting methodologies.
  • Provide a Metallurgical sampling, testing, calibration and process control service.
  • Conduct reliable and active metallurgical process analysis, accounting and test work service.
  • Perform any related metallurgical test work and / or projects as may be required.
  • Prepare and analyse samples to provide accurate and reliable analytical results safely and efficiently.
  • Conduct and validate test results and generate reports.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12 or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects.
  • B. Sc / B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy.
  • Minimum of 3 years Technical / Operational experience in Hydrometallurgical processing plant.
  • Must have successfully completed a graduate development programme in Metallurgy.
  • Uranium processing experience will be an added advantage.
  • Plant commissioning, ramp-up & optimization experience will be an added advantage.
  • Project delivery and project management experience in the field of process development for mining projects.
  • Code B or BE/ CE Drivers License.

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