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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Technical Expert, Metallurgy Separation


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Tembagapura, Indonesia 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

Job Description:

Assist the national counterpart in metallurgical and process engineering by mentoring and coaching, so that the national counterpart can successfully implement a broad range of continuous improvement initiatives that improve the business performance of the Concentrating Division. This position will primarily focus on the major separation processes within the Concentrating Division, including Froth Flotation, Thickening, Cycloning, gravity concentration, and similar unit operations.
Additional Responsibilities:
  1. Promote conformance with PTFI safety and environmental standards within the Concentrating Division.
  2. Work with counterpart to identify re-occurring non-conformances in nominated metallurgical circuit and develop sustainable corrective measures that are in agreement with operations and maintenance personnel.
  3. Assist national counterpart to ensure corrective action is taken against identified circuit non-conformances in assigned circuit area on a daily basis and ensure results are evaluated and reported.
  4. Assign tasks that will enhance the competencies of Level 1 and Level 2 metallurgists and ensure that they are held to accountable to the required work standard.
  5. Determine strategies to optimize the consumables budget and reagent for the Concentrating Division.
  6. Provide mentoring, coaching, and skills transfer service to support counterpart and national staff in crushing, flotation and grinding aspects of plant operations with emphasis on separation unit processes.
  7. Coordinate with operations personnel, maintenance personnel, consultants and suppliers to evaluate new technologies that will provide continuous improvement in nominated circuit areas.
  8. Manage approved metallurgical improvement projects in assigned circuit area, ensuring the needs of operations and maintenance departments are met.