12 Jan 2024

Full Time Metallurgist – Rossing Uranium

ROSSING URANIUM – Posted by o4na@ Swakopmund

Job Description


An exciting opportunity exists for a Metallurgist on a 2-year fixed term contract in the Processing Operations department. Reporting to the Superintendent Metallurgy and CPC. The primary purpose of this position is to optimize the production process and to review operation practices, methodology and technological application to achieve a safe, low cost and efficient operation. This includes the investigation of process alternatives both technically and economically and to provide advice for metallurgical operations of the plant.


Key Performance Areas:

  • Maintaining HSE standards
  • Develops and maintains an effective team by participating in the development of graduate metallurgists and/or Improvement Laboratory operators.
  • Provides the team with adequate resources, supervises it, and constantly follows up on progress to ensure that it performs its work effectively.
  • Conducts routine process inspections and audits as set out in the Metallurgist Weekly Check Sheets.
  • Provides input into the operating metallurgical philosophy.
  • Designs metallurgical test work, including the planning, execution, and recommendations to the Superintendent Metallurgy.
  • Provides advice with regards to improvement of longer-term operational processes to achieve and exceed planned efficiency.
  • Calculates the production capabilities of processing equipment and suggests ways for optimizing equipment.
  • Prepares business cases for the implementation of new technology, chemicals, or process changes.
  • Identifies capital expenditure over a 5-year period and submits request to Superintendent Metallurgy.
  • Analyses, evaluates, and conducts research to reduce production costs and improve process efficiency.
  • Monitors the outcome of the process improvement.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12 Certificate with 20 points.
  • A recognized Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering Degree/Bachelor of Technology in Chemical/Metallurgical/Mineral Processing (NQF Level 7/8) OR
  • A recognized National Diploma in Chemical/ Metallurgical/ Mineral Processing (NQF Level 6).
  • Bachelor / BEng / BTech degree: A minimum of five (5) years working experience as a Metallurgist/ Chemical Engineer in a hydrometallurgical processing plant environment & registration as professional engineer.
  • National Diploma: A minimum of Seven (7) years working experience as a Metallurgist/ Chemical Engineer in a hydrometallurgical processing plant processing environment.
  • A valid Code B drivers license
  • A police certificate of conduct not older than six months is required. A record will not automatically disqualify candidates.

Required Competencies and Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Expertise
  • Solid proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint) and SAP.



How to Apply

The company ONLY accept application via their career portal. Interested candidates can apply via the link below:

Apply online via: Rossing Uranium Career Portal  

Closing Date: 26 January 2024

  - Please take note that the recruitment process will be subjected to assessments (if necessary) which will form part of the selection process - Preference is given to candidates from designated groups in line with Company policy on employment equity - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Categories: Engineering Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.


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