Metallurgist /Mining Consultant seeking a permanent position (Ref: 99738).

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Ref: 99738

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Higher National Diploma Extractive Metallurgy
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Discipline: Metallurgical Engineering (Higher National Diploma Extractive Metallurgy) (South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Mine Metallurgical Managers Association). Industry in: Mining (Metal ore, ferrous & non-ferrous / support & service activities incidental to mining of minerals), years of experience range: more than 30 years, annual package range: ZAR 951 000 – 1.1 mil. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Results-focused and active Metallurgist with significant plant commissioning, planning and execution, bench scale and pilot plant studies, operational management, process investigation and test work, plant de-bottlenecking, optimization and troubleshooting, operations audits for site and corporate management, flow sheet development and plant design and hands-on operating experience as a Foreman, Plant/Senior Metallurgist and Plant Superintendent. Has travelled extensively, delivering commercial process outcomes in Australia, Asia, Africa, China, the Middle East, North and Central America, FSU and the EU.

Skill area of competence: Plant Operations/Management, Supervision, Commissioning, Audits, Optimization and Efficiency; Production process improvements / optimisations / efficiencies; Metallurgical Plant Design – Hydrometallurgical, Flotation, Industrial Minerals, Gravity; Develop and implement process maps and (local) training systems; Milling, leaching, grinding, flotation, solid/liquid separation magnetic separation, sampling; Sizing and calculating of pumps, tanks, piping, agitators, flotation cells, ball mills, Hydrocyc; lones, air compressors, crushers, motors; Metallurgical Accounting/Calculations; Plant Commissioning – dry, wet and hot; Plant Upgrades – Plant and Instrumentation Diagrams; Flotation (Pyrite, Platinum), Gold (CIP, CIL, BIOX, Heap Leach) Pilot Plant (Mineral Sands, Hydrometallurgical – Copper/Cobalt/Zinc), Diamonds (DMS – Kimberlite/Alluvial/Marine, Tantalum (Gravity/Spiral Concentrators), Cassiterite/Tin (Jigs) and Wolframite (Tungsten)

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, Spanish

Designation: Plant Manager

Highest qualification type: Higher National Diploma

University: University of Johannesburg

Company size: 1 – 10

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Seniority level: Superintendent (all disciplines)

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Higher National Diploma Extractive Metallurgy

Current / most recent job title?

Plant Foreman/Metallurgist

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Self Employed Metallurgical Contractor/Consultant

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

Worked as an Independent Contractor/Consultant since (1990), specialising in plant commissioning/design/operations and production optimisation. The nature of work to date has revolved around contracts from short, medium and long term duration. My abilities are well regarded for outcomes achieved.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Results focused Metallurgist
Action oriented and inquisitive
Flexibility and potential to resolve and quickly implement solutions in plant operations, commissioning new plants/upgrades and optimisation of existing operations

Ideal business title: 

Chief Metallurgist, Process Superintendent

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Process problem solving
Efficiency
Supervisor
Management
Optimisation
Commissioning

Career summary:

15 years gold mining
5 years diamond mining
1 year platinum

What do you absolutely love doing?

Solving complex problems
Training

Ideal company (culture and values):

Middle to large mining company

Motivation to move (please select): Contractor and seeking a permanent position

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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