Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Process Operator – Flotation based at Buzwagi Mine. This role reports to the Process Plant First Line Leader and the role holder will be accountable to deliver quality flotation/ copper concentrate recovery process operations in order to meet production targets in a safe and timely manner as per shift assignment according to Acacia Buzwagi Health and Safety standards.
This is a one (1) year fixed term contract role, with the work roster being seven (7) days day shift, seven (7) days night shift and seven (7) days off.
• Ensure safe work practices by attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other policies, procedures and guidelines. • Completion of pre-shift / start inspections (including the completion of pre start check lists) and on-the-job task observations (PTO) / assessments. • Completion of FLRA booklet/ JHA for hazards identification and risk control. • Ensure timely and accurate shift handover process, including the completion of required documentation. • Fault finding and logging of identified faults in the log book. • Prevention of further equipment damage/ faults and ffollow up of outstanding maintenance/ repairs. • Maintain equipment availability and plant utilization. • Start-up and shutdown of flotation plant operation in sequence and isolate flotation plant and equipment. • Completing shift flotation log sheet and other required documentation. • Controlling rougher and cleaner level and air supply. • Mixing required flotation reagents (PAX, Frother and Aerophine) in line with standards and procedures. • Adherence to filtration machine safe operating procedure. • Completion of pre-shift/ start-up Larox machine and all filtration areas inspection. • Start-up and shutdown of copper filtration process operation in sequence and isolate filtration process plant and equipment accordingly. • Monitoring the availability of plant/ instrument air for operation. • Conducting concentrate thickener operation. • Monitoring Larox feed density. • Monitoring cake moisture and filtration machine performance. • Monitoring equipment conditions and parameters according requirements. • Accurate and timely required flotation readings sample collection. • Controlling the following parameters i.e. density, pH, reagents addition rate, air flow rate and cleaner and rougher level. • Maintain sample integrity by adhering to sampling and submission procedures. • Accurate and timely collection and submission of required flotation samples including the labeling of sample buckets / containers and plastic bags. • Cleaning/ washing sampling tools or equipment to minimize contamination. • Performing regrind mills operation. • Performing regrind cyclones operation. • Pumps and valves operation. • Performing blower operation.
• Form VI Secondary Education • FTC/Trade - Test grade 1 in mineral processing or similar
• 1 year Flotation process operation experience in mineral processing • 2 – 3 years Process Plant operation experience • Experience with cyclone/ classification process operation • Experience with filtration machine operation
Skills / Knowledge Requirements:
• Crusher ( Gyratory/ Jaw) operation • Mills/grinding operation • Floatation operation • Thickeners operation • Reagents mixing and utilization • Pumps and Valves operation • Blower and Compressor operation • Sample collection and submission • Microsoft Office Word and Excel • Ability to troubleshoot operational problems • Safety conscious • English literacy and numeracy • Time management, scheduling and planning • Analysis and interpretation of data