Plant Metallurgist

  • Full Time
  • Polokwane, Limpopo , South Africa



This position will be based at the Baobab site in Limpopo.


The purpose of this position is to continuously monitor production outputs and optimise process efficiency in line with plant capacity and sound processing principles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Minopex Health and Safety responsibilities
  • Ensure that Process activities are integrated and coordinated
  • Comply with provided systems, practices, methods, standards and procedures of the work
  • Ensure the adherence to the specified process parameters within the respective sections
  • Effective trouble shooting in case of deviations
  • Identify, diagnose and analyse deviations and consult with the Supervisor / Management prior to implementing changes
  • Provide support and advise to responsible Supervisors / Management
  • Conduct research (literature or practical) on specific topics received from the Process Superintendent / Plant Manager or Client
  • Conduct test and project work in the laboratory and do physical tests in the plant and consolidate test results with past reports and other findings
  • Conduct cost analysis exercises to evaluate the viability of implementing projects and make necessary recommendations for changes in the process
  • Perform administrative duties to ensure record accuracy and availability and budget compliance
  • Ensure adherence to Client quality requirements by monitoring laboratory feedback and ensuring the implementation of corrective measures
  • Continuously monitor the production process to ensure adherence to ISO and legislative standards/requirements
  • Assist in compiling the Processing budget by providing information based on operational and resource requirements
  • Perform administrative duties to ensure record accuracy and availability and budget compliance

Qualification Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in a processing environment of which at least 18 to 24 months should be as a Metallurgist
  • English language proficiency
  • Computer literate in MS Office
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Employee Relations and People Management skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Valid driver’s license code B, EB or C1

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