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Process Engineer

About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW. Our iron ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges. Iron Ore administration functions, pellet processing and shipping facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla.

About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing and diving, and a thriving team sport community.
Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non - Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. Whyalla students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit www.whyalla.com

About the role

Reporting into the Lead Metallurgist, the Process Engineers’ core focus will fall equally across Plant Feed and Technical plant operations to ensure success of plant activities and processes.

In this role you will be responsible;

  • Formulation of feed blends for both the Direct Shipping Ore, Concentrator and Ore Beneficiation Plants
  • Medium to long term feed planning in consultation with the Feed Governance team
  • Feed reconciliation and investigating on adverse plant performance affecting product yield & quality
  • Provide technical support to the operations team for the day to day Operations across the OBP, Concentrator and Crushing & Screening Plants
  • Monitoring plant performance and adjusting control parameters, investigating / trouble shooting
  • Contribute to cost improvement and cost reduction projects
  • Conducting and reporting on reconciliations and metallurgical balances on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis
About your experience

As the role requires you to interact internal and external stakeholders, it is critical you have strong written and verbal communciation skills with the ability to articulate at all levels.
The ideal candidate will have worked in a similar position and have the below requirements;

  • Tertiary degree in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering or relevant qualifications
  • Previous experience with blend planning and feed governance would be advantageous however not a requirement
  • Strong working knowledge of primary metallurgy processes and primary processing within mining or similar industry
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with a passion for outcomes
Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


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