Job description : Purpose
As a member of the Process team and reporting to the Metallurgist II Mineralogy & Geomet, the Metallurgist Mineralogy is accountable for Mineralogy section operations, development , reporting and data analysis to ensure optimum process plant metallurgical performance is met in line with set targets and best practices.
Key Accountabilities and Challenges
Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within their sections.
Implement the metallurgical process strategies associated with the mineralogy section.
Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s as directed.
Participate in the work activities of the section on a day to day basis, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance plant operating performance
Monitor, analyze, and report on process performance (including in-plant sampling & results).
Conduct troubleshooting and analysis to identify root causes and corrective actions to improve plant performance.
Accustomed to carrying out advanced calculations and possess ability to analyze and understand statistical metallurgical and mineralogical data
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate accurate transfer of information in both an upward and downward direction.
Ability to assemble data and provide clear and accurate analysis of plant performance.
Constantly seek out and implement innovative solutions.
Adopt FQM Way culture Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Metallurgist II Mineralogy & Geomet
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy Mineral Processing, Geology or related field.
Commitment to SHEC performance
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong understanding of metallurgical process improvement and control strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants.
Good analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing process improvement initiatives
Ability to work under minimum supervision and accountable for actions.
Accustomed to carrying out advanced calculations and possess ability to analyze and understand statistical metallurgical data.
Good cognitive and analytical skills.
Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Experience in metallurgical process operations would be highly regarded,
Direct experience in complex metallurgist / engineering roles with specific experience in base metal crushing, milling & flotation.
Experience in ore microscopy
Fluency in English is desirable and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.
Driven for results.
Proven strength in delivery of quality service
Striving for continuous improvement
Strength in cultural adaptability
Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential BIBO
Safety and Environment
Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings