Senior Plant Metallurgist - Mupane Gold Mining

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Mupane Gold Mining (Pty) Ltd (MGM) is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Canadian TSX

Mupane Gold Mining (Pty) Ltd (MGM) is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Canadian TSX Venture exchange listed company GALANE GOLD LTD, a gold producer and explorer with its operations in the Republic of Botswana.

The Mupane gold mine is located approximately 50 kilometres by road from Francistown in north eastern Botswana. In continuous operation since 2005, MGM has recently increased the operational life of mine and exploration activities are on-going to determine if there are further opportunities to develop additional resources.

Job description

The Mupane Gold Mining invites applications for the following position:-


Reporting to the Metallurgical and Processing Engineering Manager, the preferred candidate will have a Bachelor of Science Engineering Honours Degree in Metallurgy or equivalent coupled with a minimum of 7-10 years experience in plant metallurgy of which 3 years has been in a Senior Managerial role on a fixed plant operation in a gold mining environment.


The key areas of the job are:

  1. Monitor performance to maintain budget recoveries.
  2. Undertaking plant investigations and recommending modification to improve performance.
  3. Determination of process changes to achieve optimum recoveries from changing feed stock.
  4. Undertaking metallurgical research associated with project evaluations as required.
  5. Monitoring the availability and usage of critical gold room reagent items and consumables.
  6. Continuously evaluate elution plant performance against specified operating targets and take corrective action to improve on negative deviations.
  7. Carry out removal of loaded steel wool cathodes followed by filtering and drying to recover gold from electrowinning cells.
  8. Ensure records detailed records of gold room product weights are made.
  9. Mix fluxes and smelt gold concentrate to produce dore bars.
  10. Monitoring grinding media and reagent usage
  11. Identifying and evaluating technology and process changes which can reduce unit treatment costs.
  12. Contributing to the preparation of the department operating and capital budgets.
  13. Maintain an accurate metallurgical balance and provide technical support to the production and maintenance sections.
  14. Compiling of daily, weekly and month-end metallurgical performance reports
  15. Supervise the metallurgical staff and oversee the gold room.

The successful candidate should have good Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and Process Control Operation Systems.The candidate must have Managerial and Gold Mining experience. The candidate must be a self-starter and should have good interpersonal skills.

Closing date and application instructions

Apply in confidence with full CV to:
Human Resources Superintendent
Mupane Gold Mine
P/Bag F86
Or Email: recruitment@galanegold.com

Closing date: 9th September 2016

NB: Correspondence will only be made with shortlisted candidates.




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Match criteria
  • Francistown
Education level
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Mining
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