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Plant Manager

Available for exploratory interviews.
Ref: EP81490854

Senior Metallurgical Manager with experience in Managing Base Metals, PGMs and Gold Processing Plants. He has held senior roles in both technical and operational environments in which he was responsible for management of operations, management of technical projects, plant design review, plant commissioning, plant optimisation, asset management, metal accounting, SSHERQ compliance and cost management, customer liaison, contractor management and supply chain management. Seeks a position as Plant Manager.

Company classification: Produce Commodities (mined, natural resources or grown, e.g. chemicals, gold, agriculture, energy (i.e. Eskom Generation)) Industry in: Engineering - Mining Mineral Processing | Extractive Metallurgy - Extracting and Processing Minerals from Nature Highest formal qualification and other: B.Tech Discipline: Chemical Engineering Years of experience range: f. 16 to 20 years (e. More than 10 years management) Annual package range: South African Rand - ZAR Annual package range: 951 000 - 1.1 mil, per annum Nationality: South African Home and other languages: Afrikaans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati Gender: Male Ethnicity: African/Black Candidate location: South Africa Location preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

Equipment Experience and Knowledge:

● Silver Dissolution Reactors ● Induction Refining Furnaces ● Induction Granulation Furnaces ● Gold Dissolution Reactors ● Silver Electrorefining Circuits ● Gold Electrorefining Circuits ● FAG Mills ● SAG Mills ● Ball Mills ● Hydrocyclones ● Samplers ● Pumps ● Reagent Pumps ● Jaw Crushers ● Compressors ● Precipitators ● Solvent Extraction Units ● Leach reactors ● Silver Bar Casting ● Product Screens ● WEMCO Float Cells ● Outotech Float Cells ● Larox Filters ● Concentrate Thickeners ● Tails Thickeners ● Blue Cube Analysers ● LFM Moisture Analysers ● Electrowinning Cells ● Reactors ● Flash Dryers ● Heat Exchangers ● Silver Granulation ● Gold Granulation ● Isa Mills



Online Interview Questionnaire

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Ensure profitable and sustainable refining of gold dore to marketable products.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

• Metals Management and Assurance - A custodian of Daily, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual stock takes.
• Responsible for Accounting of Au and Ag losses/gains.
• SSHERQ - Responsible for Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality, Risk and Security Management and Compliance as a 16,2 Appointee in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Production - Responsible for fulfilling production targets in terms of Time, Quantity and Quality in line with customer demands.
• Cost Management and Budgeting - Responsible for budgeting and continuous monitoring of cost centre spending. This also involves cost saving initiatives.
• Human Resource Management - Leading and developing a team towards a common vision of safe and profitable refining. Ensuring sound relationships are maintained with key stakeholders like the Unions.
• Technical Continuous Improvement Projects - A custodian of all technical and continuous improvement work under the area of responsibility.
• Liaising with customers, contractors and suppliers.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am an experienced Senior Metallurgical Engineer who is passionate about creating value.

Ideal business title:

Plant Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

• Production
• Cost Management
• SHERQ Compliance
• Maintenance
• People Management
• Stock Control/Metal Accounting

Skill area of competence:

• Metal balance in Gold, Silver, PGMs and Base Metal circuits.
• Managing Brownfields Projects up to commissioning and hand over.
• Tender Adjudication of process materials and reagents.
• On site Production Support in a Metallurgical Plant which involves process monitoring and day to day troubleshooting.
• Designing Plant’s Operating Recipe, Reagent recipe, Operating Procedures and Control Philosophy.
• Continuous Improvement Projects in a Metallurgical Plant.
• Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness in a Metallurgical Plant include HAZOP study and Baseline Risk Assessments.
• Budget Planning and Control for Process Materials and Chemicals.
• Plant and Equipment Commissioning in a Metallurgical Plant.
• Mill Inspection, Flotation Cell Inspection and Cyclone Inspection.
• Training and Mentoring of Junior Metallurgists.

Career summary:

• PGMs and Base Metals (Cu, Ni, Co): 7 Years
• Gold and Silver: 9 Years

What do you absolutely love doing:

Creating value

Ideal company (culture and values):

A company that embraces excellence and diversity


If you are looking for a Plant Manager, then do get in touch.

Call the Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.



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