Senior Metallurgist (Mining / Mineral Processing / Gold / Technical / Mine Operations) – West Africa

Western Africa
Posted 2 weeks ago

Reference No. 646 0304 MHU

Reference Number: 646 0304 MHU


Job Description:

Our client is a multinational gold mining company with operations in West Africa who require a Senior Metallurgist to report directly into the Group Metallurgist. The primary purpose of the Senior Metallurgist (Operations) is to identify, develop and safely drive to completion projects that positively impact cash flow.  The successful candidate will focus on implementing existing projects and bringing new ideas forward to positively influence recovery, throughput, and spend at the Company’s gold processing plants. The Senior Metallurgist also leads site Metallurgists by continuously providing metallurgical expertise through measured guidance and training.

The successful candidate will manage activities as needed to support the execution of an optimized business plan.  The person in this position will coordinate activities that support Resolute Mining’s best business practices and be part of a team that ensures all assets worth is maximized while staying true to the Company Purpose and Values.



  • Develop in conjunction with sites, appropriate plant modifications to address metallurgical issues and to drive continuous improvement
  • Develop appropriate test work and review programs to address metallurgical issues and to drive continuous improvement
  • Develop relationships with external consultants for provision of expert technical support as required
  • Organise, liaise and co-ordinate external engineering firms to develop optimized designs and plans for projects on time and on budget
  • Use technical writing skills to author sections of design reports as required
  • Support Due Diligence efforts as required
  • Audit and support corrections in site process life of mine plan models
  • Data assembly, interpretation and reporting as required
  • Plan budgets for projects and report as needed for financial purposes
  • Coordinate spend on contractual services as needed to execute tasks
  • Schedule regular meetings to update on and influence projects.
  • Monitor and report on prevailing process plant behaviour, intervene as needed to troubleshoot and guide solution implementation in support of improved cash flow.
  • Co-ordinate plant surveys on an as needed basis to support metallurgical justification for projects.
  • Provide input into weekly/monthly metallurgy report
  • Provide expertise to site-based Plant Metallurgists in general metallurgical principles and operating practices.
  • Execute high level troubleshooting of plant issues as required in conjunction with site based Plant Metallurgists.
  • Catalogue and maintain a Corporate Metallurgical database for past company metallurgical test work and future documents as produced.  Openly share with site personnel.
  • Support the development of Corporate Metallurgical Standards, and provide technical support to operations to enable the achievement of the required performance standards
  • Identify best practices and progress continuous improvement opportunities


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical, Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 10 years industrial plant experience including at least 3 years in project development; at least 3 years in direct operations roles
  • Demonstrated self-guiding and focused on improvements in business performance.
  • Strong computer knowledge and skills particular in Microsoft® Office applications. Pi data historian, MetSim, JK SimMet experience a plus.
  • Ability to lead a project team both internal and external from a position of support.
  • Ability to maintain work group focus on safety and environmental considerations.
  • Applying sound metallurgical or engineering concepts in design work.
  • Ability to work unsupervised or as part of a team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated track record in analytical problem solving together with an aptitude to problem solving


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Regular travel to Sites is a requirement of the position
  • FIFO roster TBC


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Mark Huber

Managing Lead – Executive Mining Recruitment

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.



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