Job Vacancy For Senior Metallurgist


• incumbent will design, develop, and manage the accounting features of the gold processing plant and ensure raw materials for processing are accurate for safe sustainable plant throughput and gold recovery at a minimum cost. He/she will act as a continuous improvement champion and facilitate projects that delivers and promotes a culture of sustainable continuous improvements within the department.


• Assess risks for all tasks and ensure they are controlled before and during task execution.
• Report all incidents and ensure they have been investigated and corrective actions completed on time.
• Act on all corrective actions assigned to you or under your jurisdiction and ensure timely completion
• Lead in the environmental management of the Process Plant, investigate all environmental incidents, and prepare reports with recommendations for the Departmental Manager for onward submission to the Environmental Manager or his representative
• Contribute to the Processing Department’s objective to eliminate hydrocarbon and hyper saline water spills to zero within the Metallurgy Department.
• Lead in developing and reviewing cyanide management protocol, Process standard operating procedures and emergency response procedures in compliance with ICMI Code and legal requirements
• Reduce energy usage by running the plant energy consumption per unit produced at the optimal rate with sphere of influence.
• Contribute to the Processing Department’s objective to eliminate hydrocarbon and hyper saline water spills to zero within the Metallurgy Department.
• Ensure the organization structure is capable of delivering the metallurgical efficiency strategy
• Develop and set-up process automation, control systems and on-stream Metallurgical Monitoring for accurate and consistent data.
• Develop first fill and operational regents and consumables procurement plan and track delivery.
• Identify and maintain required inventory of critical spares and consumables
• Conduct the drafting, review, adjudicating and managing of all service contracts of the processing plant.
• Develop BIOX bacteria inoculum build up program and facilitate its implementation.
• Provide input into the process team readiness, recruitment, training and development of standard operating procedures, policies, etc.
• Where practicable, identify manual sampling protocols for plant data
• Investigate operational bottlenecks in the plant and make recommendations to prevent recurrence.
• Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies, product quality, and reduce costs, as part of the Full Potential program.
• Model the process flowsheet and conduct integrative online mass balancing and simulation for troubleshooting and optimization works
• Model the Sulphide Treatment Plant metallurgical accounting system with the modelling tools for steady state or dynamic plant model development for various applications.

Qualification Required & Experience

• Recognized tertiary qualification in Metallurgy, Mineral, Material or Chemical Engineering
• Must be a Professional Engineer with Ghana Institution of Engineers or equivalent


• 6 - 8 years’ experience in a Process Plant.
• Preferably 3 - 5 years at a junior management / shift supervision level
• Experience and understanding of total mining cycle.

Legal Requirement

• Plant/Met/Processing Superintendent Certification Certificate of competence as per LI 2182

Technical Competencies

• Good computer skills especially with Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point presentation skills
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to communicate thoughts and ideas
• Must have good sense of ownership, commitment and self-motivated to achieve set targets

Other Competencies

• Self-driven to achieve targets and improve the status quo.
• Self-starter with ability to justify, initiate and drive process case through implementation to completion
• Accountable
• Strong and proven decision-making skills.
• Willingness to delegate
• Demonstrates behaviour consistent with AGA values.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and motivating skills
• People management

Location: Obuasi

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Closing Date: 02 May, 2024