To effectively support the safe operation of the crushing and grinding circuits in a state of the art 25Mtpa base and precious metal processing facility.
To continuously deliver value to shareholders while supporting the safety culture and ethos of KAZ Minerals
To lead and direct activities of the comminution team, ensuring that the 63”x114” Primary Gyratory crusher, a 40’ diameter (28MW) gearless SAG mill, two 44' long (22MW) Ball Mills, two Raptor® XL1100 Cone Crushers, the HPGR and all ancillary equipment are operating continuously and effectively.
Achieve outputs set by Chief Metallurgist and ensure direct reports have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and provide support as required to develop and mentor subordinates
Develop a strong relationship with operations, support them and associated departments as required to maximize safe and optimum performance.
Become a critical team member of the multi-disciplinary mine to mill group in with the objective is to develop short and long term representative production forecasting
Conduct metallurgical test programs, sampling, lab work, as well as research and data analysis to ensure optimal comminution performance is achieved.
Manage the day to day metallurgical activities related to crusher and grinding circuits, including publishing and reviewing reports, as well as revising/developing standard operating procedures
Understand and implement process control theory to improve performance and operation and work with DCS engineers to assist in troubleshooting, develop expert systems and optimize comminution circuits
Providing technical advice to both maintenance and operational teams, along with developing and maintaining databases and effective monitoring systems
Coordinate and work with all the other departments to safely produce copper including (but not limited to): Mining, HSE, Human Resources and Finance Departments.
Ensure that communications are timely within the overall operations teams, as well as utilizing and responding to the needs of various service groups.
Support short and long term comminution performance as well as be involved with generating ОРЕХ and CAPEX projects and following through from implementation to execution
Work as part of a team to establish and implement departmental policies, objectives and procedures.
Prepare work schedules, job descriptions and assign specific duties and tasks to execute on collective goals, work in the team to establish and implement policies, objectives and procedures
Select, train and develop candidates for subordinate roles with an eye towards those with exceptional talent for promotional and succession planning opportunity.
Ensure that the highest safety, health and environmental standards are met or exceeded each and every day
POSITION KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Higher technical education with relevant specialization Metallurgy or Chemical engineering.
5 years of experience as a Metallurgist in a process plant with experience supporting operations. Working for a large base metal operation involving a SAG as well as commissioning and start-up experience is an asset.
Proven leadership qualities developed in mineral processing plants as well as familiarity working in industrial atmospheres.
Knowledge of the maintenance of critical operating equipment to ensure achievement of production targets and budget.
An effective leader, team-player and motivator.
Strong computer skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Oracle as well as modeling and simulation programs like METSIM or JKSimMET.
Knowledge of the RoK legislative and other normative acts, methodological and other materials relating to metallurgy activities.
Knowledge of the basics of RoK Labor Code, internal work order, HSE rules and regulations and fire safety requirements.
Driver’s License (B category).
Ability to prioritize tasks with an unwavering commitment to safety and best practice.
Ability to lead presentations and discussions and to maintain composure under stressful situations.
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
Promote a culture of awareness and commitment to safe working practices amongst all employees and contractors, which will enable a healthy and accident-free working environment.
Think outside of the box and come up with new and innovative ideas to improve safety, production, and reduce costs in the crushing and grinding circuit. Bring overall value to the company
Ensure Implement and support other tasks as required by Chief Metallurgist including cross-departmental development, interviewing and hiring technicians and metallurgists