Metallurgical Engineer







19 September 2022


  • Should comply with all statutory Company safety rules and regulations and initiate programs to train operators on the safe handling practices of reagents which they are exposed to.
  • Create a positive environment towards personal and equipment safety, and safe working practices. To provide metallurgical support to the operations at all times.
  • Assist with training of the operators on and off the job by providing technical information and specific knowledge. This may involve some classroom type training.
  • Review sampling techniques, and sample preparation procedures and practices such that they are reliable and that results received are purposely used in reporting of metallurgical performances.
  • Complete accurate monthly reports for all metallurgical operations.
  • Ensure maximum metallurgical performance is being achieved by the Milling, Classification, Leach and CIP operations.
  • Check all daily metallurgical parameters for the Leach/CIP plant ensuring both auto and manual values compares.
  • Fix and or recalibrate to align where major disparities noticed. Maintain close liaisons with the Plant Metallurgist on metallurgical aspects of the CIL operations that would impact gold production.
  • Review metallurgical accounting and reporting on a monthly basis ensuring that the information compiled is being used effectively. Collate data for Plant Project activities.
  • Plan, organize and lead project meetings.
  • Monitor the liner profiles and ball charge levels in the SAG and or the Ball Mills.
  • Inspect and monitor the wear rates of cyclone parts ensuring cyclone parts are within specifications and worn-out parts promptly replaced.
  • Monitor the daily tonnages from the streams ensuring they add up and that any significant deviations are reported, discussed and remedies promptly implemented.
  • Monitor the Plant water reticulation ensuring accurate data are generated daily and monthly.
  • Co-ordinate all activities related to chemical spills, environmental spillage incidents and detoxifications.
  • Co-ordinate and offer support to all Tailings Storage Facility activities.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Metallurgical Superintendent. Ensure housekeeping is always at its best (Prompt Empty drums/boxes removals).


  • The Metallurgical Engineer will possess a Degree in Metallurgy (with speciality in Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy) and Chemical Engineering.
  • The Senior Metallurgist should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the mining industry and worked in a similar position for at least 2 years in a gold treatment plant.
  • Computer literacy and familiarization with metallurgical accounting is essential.
  • Knowledge in metallurgical test works.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rotation schedule 42 days on site, 21 days offsite (including travels).
  • Comfortable conditions on site.
  • 15% annual bonus.


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