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position: Senior Process Engineer

We are an owner-managed private entity, which has been in operation for 20 years. The company offers specialist consulting and new technology development services to local and international clients operating pyrometallurgical reactors such as electric smelting furnaces, converters, and rotary kilns.

 

Job Objectives:

  • To assist clients in improving their understanding of their materials, processes and equipment by analysing their operations and processes and performing process calculations; the level of calculations depending on the purpose of each assignment.

  • To clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders. The main deliverable is often a report and presentations. It is therefore important to convey important results of the company’s work accurately, briefly, and clearly.

  • To help sustain the company’s image as a competent, professional team, by providing high-quality work for our clients.

  • Help develop tools and methods by identifying opportunities for improvement.

 

Qualifications:

  • B.Eng. Metallurgical or Chemical

  • Post-graduate engineering qualification would be advantageous

 

Knowledge:

  • Extractive metallurgy, specifically pyrometallurgy

  • Thermodynamics and thermochemistry

  • Process kinetics (reaction kinetics, heat transfer, mass transfer)

  • Process modelling and simulation

  • Numerical methods

 

Skills:

The following skills are essential:

  • Good analytical skills

  • Ability to work in a small team

  • Good interpersonal communication skills

  • Good technical writing skills

 

The following are advantageous:

  • Experience with thermochemical or other process modelling software (FactSage, METSIM, HSC, etc.)

  • Programming (Python, MATLAB, VBA, etc.)

 

Experience:

  • The candidate must have at least 10 years’ experience in the field of pyrometallurgical process engineering, including process and plant design, commissioning, and operation.

  • Some formal research experience is recommended.

Please submit your CV before the 30th of September to info@ex-mente.co.za

or contact Marinda Zietsman at +27 83 408 2267 for more information.