Plant Metallurgist

  • Full Time
  • Ndola, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

Sable Zinc Kabwe Limited

Sable Zinc Kabwe Limited is a Metal Processing Company owned and operated by Jubilee Metals Group Plc, an Industry leading in processing and metal recovery business. The Company seeks to employ suitably qualified, experienced and result oriented individuals to fill up the following positions of Plant Metallurgist at Ndola Site.
Job Title: Plant Metallurgist
Overall Job Purpose
To be responsible for providing metallurgical guidance, conducting production support test work when required, metallurgical measurements in the plant, ensuring metallurgical key performance indicators (KPIs) are available, reported and analyzed daily – aimed at improving plant performance.
The role will carry out tasks allocated by the Superintendent in the context of assessing performance to meet the objective of effectively contributing to the plant meeting production and performance targets.
Specific Job Responsibility

  • Identifying, analyzing, troubleshooting, understanding and developing solutions to both emergent problems and opportunities.
  • Lead the identification, detailed planning and high-quality execution of metallurgical projects to optimize the process plant performance.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the plant.
  • Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s of timely sampling, analysis and reporting.
  • Developing operating methods and standard operating procedures related to operational, metallurgical and process engineering tasks.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting to the operations team to achieve plant production targets.
  • Monitoring and reporting on short term metallurgical events and implement control strategies, including optimizing addition rates, and monitoring the consumption of all plant reagents.
  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement projects.
  • Control and reduce operational costs.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Strong I.T skills.
  • Strong understanding of complex metallurgical information, process improvement and control strategies.
  • Good cognitive and analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing metallurgical testing.
  • Basic health and safety knowledge including job safety analysis.

Key Job Attributes

  • Must be thorough and detail oriented
  • Must be dependable and self-motivated
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact with people of different cultures.
  • Must be a fast learner.
  • Flexible towards working in variety of work areas.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and multi-task.
  • Must be adaptable and a team player.
  • Experience required to perform in this job
  • At least 5 years’ experience in mineral processing.


  • Full grade twelve (G12) certificate.
  • A degree in Metallurgy or Chemical engineering or related field.
  • EIZ membership.

Applications should be submitted to the addresses below by 9th June 2024.
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