To plan, direct and provide leadership for the Southern Ionics Minerals Separation Plant operations, to maximize the return on investment, by optimizing production levels, cost efficiencies and product quality, while maintaining a safe, motivated and trained workforce. The role is accountable for all levels of production at the Southern Ionics Minerals Separation Plant managing operations, maintenance and metallurgy.
Maintain a safe workplace by ensuring compliance with company occupational health and safety policies and procedures and relevant regulations.
Promptly report all personal injuries, incidents, near misses and hazards and assist in investigations, when required.
Actively promote safety EHS awareness amongst company and contract personnel by providing relevant inductions, training, instruction and communication.
Maximize production of on-specification products meeting customer requirements, consistent with budgets and plans by ensuring the most efficient application of available resources.
Ensure optimal utilization of processing plant and equipment by planning production activities and addressing losses on a regular basis.
Manage operational costs by monitoring and reporting cost variances from budget, and where necessary, amending plans/forecasts or operational activities.
Maximize effectiveness of contracts directly associated with the processing operation.
Prepare operating and maintenance budgets for the processing plant by working effectively with staff, production planning and commercial personnel.
Work effectively, professionally and tactfully with SIM’s diverse workforce, team leaders, senior staff, and other stakeholders.
Actively engage with the local community to maintain and promote SIM’s reputation.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, SKILLS, TRAINING:
Degree in Engineering or relevant field
Minimum of 5 years of leadership/management experience in a mining or processing environment
Previous experience in a mineral sands or mineral separation plant (MSP) is preferred.
Experience in mining & production environment preferred
Ability to prepare technical reports for submission to management
Experience in establishing and managing effective work teams to achieve deliverables
Experience with establishing and maintaining systems and processes
Ability to manage departmental workload through highly developed planning & organizational skills and effective delegation across a range of disciplines and levels
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively manage relationships build networks and influence stakeholders to achieve results
Knowledge of EHS management systems
Ability to manage contractors and consultants
About Southern Ionics Minerals LLC
Southern Ionics Minerals LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Ionics Incorporated, an innovator and leading manufacturer of specialty and intermediate inorganic chemicals based in West Point, Mississippi ( www.southernionics.com ). Southern Ionics Incorporated produces various zirconium chemical products, all of which are made from a basic chemical called zirconium oxychloride. Currently, the only sources of zirconium oxychloride, produced from zircon mineral sands, are foreign suppliers leaving Southern Ionics in need of a reliable domestic source in order to meet its production contracts. In looking for an American supplier, Southern Ionics realized that zircon sand has been mined in Georgia and Florida for more than fifty years. A team was assembled consisting of mining, mineral processing and environmental experts to mine and process mineral sands in a responsible manner, ensure zirconium oxychloride supply for Southern Ionics with production of zircon mineral sand, and to sell zircon and titanium minerals to other manufacturers
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