EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

Completed

POSITION:

JOB LOCATION:

Mineral Processing Engineering Manager

Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: General Manager, Minerals South Africa

 

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: 9 to 12 people

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility and authority for managing the process engineering function; providing sales support for product and systems opportunities; supporting execution projects in the process engineering discipline as required; providing aftermarket services to support existing customers and positively contributing to the management team 

 

GROUP BACKGROUND:

The Engineering Consultancy in South Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Group. The Company's in-house resources are primarily Engineers who develop, plan, design, install and service equipment, with most of the manufacturing being outsourced to sub-suppliers. The mineral processing solutions division is based in South Africa and supplies complete solutions and systems to sub-Saharan Africa.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • BSc Chemical Engineering / Extractive Metallurgy Degree and ideally be registered as a Professional Engineer
  • At least fifteen years post-qualifying experience in mineral processing operations and design (total project life cycle: concept, engineering studies, execution, commissioning, operation and optimisation).
  • Experience in the copper, platinum or gold sector is essential.
  • Must have managed a team of process engineers
  • Should have a working knowledge of metallurgical simulation packages
  • Ability to make price estimations and to finalize orders, within budgeted cost, by taking into account market prices and raw materials, while ensuring on time delivery of the required quality

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Take an active role and participate in driving the strategic plan for the long-term growth of the company
  • Develop a strategic plan for the Process Engineering Department which is aligned with the Company/Group plan
  • Develop process flow sheets and detailed process designs for equipment and systems opportunities to maximise the Company’s equipment sales
  • Ensure that process engineering design and standards as well as integrity of the Company’s products is achieved, from the sales process to completion of execution of capital projects, through accurate sizing of equipment and contributing to equipment specifications in consultation with the Sales and Engineering staff