Production Supervisor, Hydro Leach

Hopetoun, Australia
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
First Quantum (Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation - RNO) is currently searching for experienced Production Supervisor - Leach/Hydro to join our team.

Working for us at RNO will enable career development, whilst being exposed to one of the worlds' most complex mineral processing facilities. It is also in one of the world's most beautiful areas, with the Fitzgerald River National Park, 12 Mile Beach and the picturesque historic town of Hopetoun in close proximity to the mine site.

The areas we cover include:

  • A Beneficiation circuit, consisting of crushers and grinding mills with associated support systems and process circuits including conveying systems, vibrating screens, centrifugal and P.D pumps, pipework and cyclones, various sized tankage with agitation.

  • A Leach circuit consisting of High Pressure Acid Leach Trains which include autoclaves and associated support systems, HP vessels, HP centrifugal and P.D. pumps and pipework also an Atmospheric Leach circuit with associated centrifugal pumps, pipework and various sized tankage with agitation.

  • A Hydro circuit with associated centrifugal pumps, pipework and various sized tankage with agitation, pressure and vacuum filters including associated support systems.

  • A Utilities plant which includes a Sulphuric Acid plant, steam turbines and diesel generators for power generation, desalination plant, and air compressors.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the area process team to achieve area and site targets within an environment that meets or exceeds standards and achieves continuous improvement
  • Develop and train production technician. Development of safe operating practices.
  • Accountable for safe access to plant and equipment in the area through the permit/isolation systems; accountable for targeted improvements in the system to improve the timeliness of maintenance delivery whilst maintaining the safety intent
  • Development of area operating / control documentation, management and reporting of production results.
  • Production planning and forecasting for accountable areas

Specific requirements you will need:
  • Preference for 5 years experience in a similar Process Supervisor role,
  • Minimum of 8 years industry experience in production/operations-type roles (eg. Operator, Supervisor, Area Engineer)
  • Experience in either HPAL - and - Hydro plant for operating mine site essential.
  • Management qualifications (Diploma, MBA) are not essential but highly regarded

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