Senior Mine Process Engineer -- ILUKA -- Concord Site
ILUKA Resources - Stony Creek, VA

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The Senior Mine Process Engineer has overall responsibility for the provision of process related technical support to the mining group. The Senior Mine Process Engineer promotes a culture of safety excellence by assuring mine plans are developed, planned and completed in a safe, environmentally sound, and timely manner; in addition to ensuring that they comply with all company, state and federal regulations/standards/statutes/policies and procedures. Reporting to the Mine Manager he /she has the overall responsibility for the day to day and long term, mine concentrator operations at mine sites which are critical to profitability of the company. Knowledge of continuous improvement, project management, and project evaluation are key skills this individual must possess. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering or related discipline, in addition to tertiary qualification in mineral processing or related process discipline. Three to five years progressive mining industry experience with mineral separation equipment, specifically slurry and gravity separation equipment, and an understanding of mineral sands processing, is desirable.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Promote a culture of safety excellence
-- Actively promote safety and environmental awareness amongst company and contract personnel by implementing appropriate programs and initiatives
-- Protect Iluka’s license to operate by ensuring all activities comply with Iluka’s health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, relevant government legislation and regulations, permits and conditions
-- Report all injuries and incidents, lead investigations when appropriate
-- Ensure process related technical services are provided to the US mining operations in a safe and efficient manner
-- Liaise with other mining staff to define the short-term process requirements based on the known mineralogical information, as well as the need for any additional definition required through further sample collection or laboratory analysis
-- Liaise with other departments to ensure product specifications meet customer requirements. Implement any changes to deliver product on specification
-- Provide technical support, mentoring, and training to mine personnel to increase understanding of mineral processing and equipment
-- Overview the trends on a regular basis and review with the appropriate personnel on any actions required to be taken
-- Review plant performance on a regular basis and make recommendations on areas for improvement
-- Keep abreast of technology changes and the potential impacts on plant design and process
-- Review materials handling components, make recommendations for improvements
-- Troubleshoot any production-related issues to determine root cause and appropriate corrective actions
-- Serve as the site “expert” on all process related systems and technical equipment
-- Review on a regular basis process flows and plant material balances. Update P&ID’s and PFD’s as appropriate
-- Review/calculate pump and pipe requirements and make recommendations for improvements
-- Coordinate regular plant process surveys -- Develop expertise across the mining, geological and processing areas
-- Coordinate the commissioning of new plants and the introduction of new process technology
-- Develop/drive new plant designs, or plant changes in conjunction with the assigned team
-- Work with other personnel in the development of new processes or technology
-- Work with mining maintenance, operations, and engineering group to coordinate Continuous Improvement efforts
-- Participate in project work within a team environment as required
-- Evaluate potential projects from a mineral processing perspective
-- Liaise with various teams in the development of mine expansions or new mine development
-- Ensure ongoing training and development of mining staff
-- Provide guidance/ instruction to operations personnel regarding plant setup and performance

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Iluka Resources Limited (Iluka) is engaged in the exploration, mining, concentration and separation of mineral sands, production of...