Metallurgist at SWAKOP URANIUM

Posted by | January 24, 2023 | Engineering Jobs


To assist with effective start-up activities of plant / process optimization and provide technical support to Swakop Uranium’s (SU) extensive plant operations. The position will also be responsible for achieving safe, low cost, optimal availability, performance of resources and efficient plant operations.


Key Performance Areas:

  • Monitor, analyse and investigate the technical performance of the metallurgical process and report findings and recommendations..
  • Ensure effective process and quality control.
  • Ensure effective plant efficiency, quality control, cost control and optimization.
  • Ensure optimization and utilization of physical assets.
  • Execute the plant processing schedules.
  • Execute input requirements to meet output quantity, quality and timing specifications.
  • Attend to emergency technical upsets in the plant.
  • Conduct root-cause-analysis of process upsets.
  • Determine, verify and account for recovery of product output by using Metallurgical Accounting methodologies.
  • Provide a Metallurgical sampling, testing, calibration and process control servic
  • Conduct and validate test results and generate reports.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12
  • B. Sc / B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ Technical / Operational experience in Hydrometallurgical processing plant.
  • Must have successfully completed a graduate development programme in Metallurgy.
  • Uranium processing experience will be an added advantage.
  • Plant commissioning, ramp-up & optimization experience will be an added advantage.
  • Project delivery and project management experience in the field of process development for mining projects.
  • Valid Code 08 Drivers License.

Closing Date: 31 January 2023

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


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