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Head of Department - Processing Plants

Location : International
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type:  Contract

Job Code: 6673

Copper, Gold, Mine, Mining, Process Manager, Processing Manager   

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior Process Manager to manage a Gold and Copper Processing Plant – POX and CIL, whole-of-ore leach, copper solvent extract and electrowinning (SX-EW), Copper Heap Leach for a well-known mine.  

Please only apply if you meet the requirements.

• Manage the combined processing operations group representing Gold and Copper, Process Engineering and Laboratory teams to ensure optimal production of gold and copper products.
• Ensure the site processing plants are operated in a manner which minimizes unplanned events and maintains/enhances our reputation with all stakeholders through:
• Monitor and review the department planning and budgeting process that supports the operation needs
• Develop, implement and maintain processing improvement strategies, initiatives and solutions across the processing plant by identifying hotspots and opportunities.
• Build professional capabilities within Processing department with a particular emphasis on identifying, retaining and developing high potential local employees.
• Actively engage with respective Operations, Technical and Leadership Teams to leverage systems and processes to enhance performance at the mine and provide site context in system design.

• Currently or have recently been employed in a similar role – at the same senior level
• Regarded by your peers as a Gold and Copper processing guru

• Degree/diploma in Chemical or Mineral Processing engineering or equivalent
• 14+ years’ experience in minerals processing with significant time spent in a complex hydrometallurgical & pyro-metallurgical environments
• 6+ years in a similar level role with direct accountability for multi-processing facilities
• Extensive knowledge of Processing unit operations and metallurgical activities
• Exposure to formal continuous improvement methodologies as well as Post graduate qualifications in Business Administration will be highly regarded
• Strong business acumen with highly developed communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to improve a department's safety awareness.
• Demonstrated experience in leading change and delivering improvement across all areas of processing operations
• Expatriate experience with a proven ability to develop National work teams through direct coaching and development
• Significant demonstrated leadership which supports a high performance culture
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels

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