Processing Plant Superintendent (Tin / Zinc / Underground / Mechanical / Electrical) – West Africa

Western Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. 401-0107LH

Reference Number: 401-0107LH


Job Description:

Our client is seeking an experienced Processing Plant Superintendent with tin and zinc processing experience and a technical background in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation to join their team in West Africa.



  • Overseeing all activities within the plant for both operations and maintenance, including ROM bin, crushing, milling, gravity plant, tails, and product handing.
  • Managing mineral processing across all stages, from ROM blending to concentrate shipping.
  • Continuous improvement initiatives for metallurgical and technical processes.
  • Input into lab quality control, testing and reporting.
  • Ensuring sufficient water planning for all seasons through efficient monitoring of tailings and dams.
  • Ensuring KPI’s are achieved with a particular focus on plant availability, throughput and recovery.
  • Coordinating plant maintenance, ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Ensuring that health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to.
  • Budgeting and cost control.
  • Mentoring and training subordinates.
  • Management of contractors and ensuring work is carried out to agreed service levels and quality standards.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation or Civil) or Mineral Processing / Metallurgy.
  • 10 years’ experience in processing plant operations in both metallurgical and engineering, with 5 years at Superintendent or a similar senior level.
  • 3 years previous experience in tin and zinc processing.
  • Experience in jaw crushers, cone crushers, screens, ore sorters, rod mills, ball mills, jigs, spirals, shaker tables, thickener, MGS and filter press.
  • Budgeting and cost control experience.
  • Previous contractor management experience.
  • Computer literate in a range of ERP’s.
  • Previous experience working with and training multicultural teams as an expatriate.
  • Previous expatriate experience in West Africa.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • FIFO roster.
  • Fixed term renewable contract.


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Leanne Laas

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CA Mining


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