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Superintendent – Processing Operations

086118 Requisition #
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Papua New Guinea

Barrick (Niugini) Limited ("BNL") is a company incorporated in Papua New Guinea, and operates the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province on behalf of the Porgera Joint Venture partners. BNL is an independently managed company and is jointly owned through an equal partnership between Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining Group. The Porgera Gold Mine employs over 2,500 Papua New Guineans, and over the life of the mine it has contributed approximately 10% of Papua New Guinea’s total annual exports.

Position Objective

We seek to appoint an experienced Superintendent Processing Operations to join the Porgera team. Reporting directly to the Processing Manager, the Superintendent Processing Operations is responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide continuity of leadership and direction to the processing department during absence of Process Manager from site.
• Leadership of the Processing Operations team to manage and ensure safe, cost efficient, operation is achieved through safe control and optimisation of the processing plant which includes Crushing, Grinding, Flotation, Acid Pressure Oxidation (utilising 4 autoclaves), 3 Oxygen Plants, Lime Kilns, Tailings Detoxification, gold leach / CIP and gold room and underground Paste Plant and concrete batch plant.
• Experience in management of Mill relines and associated contractors beneficial.
• Develop and implement effective communications with well-defined accountabilities between the process operations, metallurgy, assay laboratory, maintenance, mining and product security teams.
• Develop and manage systems to ensure training/employee development, statutory compliance, change management and project management processes achieve agreed results, cost, quality, quantity and schedule.
• Develop and manage process for processing annual Budget and forecasting and monthly cost reporting to manage costs within budget parameters.
• Develop and manage processes for continuous improvement to process plant efficiency and reduction to operational risks.
• Develop and manage systems to collect and analyse information to assess performance statistics, statutory requirements, systems efficiencies and business improvement initiatives, and provide timely recommendations for implementation in the operation.

To be suitable for this role, you will possess the following:

• Tertiary Qualifications in Metallurgical / Chemical or other industrial Engineering field, including at least 15 years’ experience in Minerals processing operations, including several years in Superintendent or senior operations roles in the gold and / or base metals industry.
• Demonstrated ability to identify, coach and mentor team members for their professional development and strengthen overall team capabilities
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
• Demonstrated experience in project management, change management and business improvement systems to deliver results and act as a change agent
• Experience in managing costs and budgeting
• First aid certification or ability to obtain certification.
• Certificate IV Training and Assessment (preferable).
• Current Drivers Licence.

Your point of hire will be Cairns, Australia and your primary location will be the Porgera Mine Site. An on-travel allowance will be provided to candidates who reside outside of Cairns, Australia. The roster for this role is a fly in, fly out rotation on 16 days on, 12 days off.

The Company will provide assistance as per BNL Relocation Policy to relocate the successful candidate to Cairns, Australia if the candidate holds a current visa to reside in Australia. The offer for this role is conditional upon the candidate successfully obtaining and retaining a visa that allows you to work in Papua New Guinea.

How to apply

All submissions must be via the Barrick website www.barrick.com/Careers reference number: 086118. Applications close on 8 March 2019. If you have any further questions please contact Mona Yarran, Senior Human Resources Advisor on (07) 4050 5100.

Please note as part of the BNL Recruitment Process, all applicants must be willing to undertake immigration and pre-employment medical screening and will need to obtain a National Police Clearance.

BNL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages cultural diversity, gender equality and non-discrimination. Applicants who have not been responded to within thirty (30) days from the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

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