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  • Job reference: RMS0211861

Principal Processing Engineer

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/06/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
A new opportunity has become available with a leading mining company as a Principal Processing Engineer for Greenfield projects and technologies. The three core focus areas of the role are:

* To identify opportunities for innovation in mine processing and the application of novel technologies aimed to improve safety, productivity and/or returns for greenfield projects.
* To influence and integrate the mine processing technologies with the design and implementation of the digital footprint of greenfield projects, ensuring the seamless alignment between modern technological solutions and existing technology platform.
* To support exploration programs with the selection and development of novel exploration technologies and techniques as well as the use of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence tools in leveraging the company's exploration knowledge base.

Key Responsibilities:

* Contribute to the formulation of the Technology vision, plan and strategy, with focus on identifying the opportunities for innovation in greenfield projects considering the short, medium and long-term horizons.
* Contribute to the strategic prioritisation of technology initiatives related to Greenfield projects.
* Monitor progress of technology programs of work against major project and organisational strategies.
* Support the development of project and delivery practices that enable piloting and prototyping in the context of major Greenfield projects.
* Engage and foster close working relationships with key specialist stakeholders to understand the business drivers and drivers of demand for innovation.
* Responsible for driving mine processing technology innovation focused on greenfield projects and mineral exploration.
* Support best practices and process implementation that enable people to contribute innovative ideas from across the organisation.
* Develop emerging mine processing and exploration technologies that can materially improve the outcomes of new projects as well as accelerate discovery of new ore bodies .
* Drive the application of processing technology to accelerate project development and improve project outcomes.

The Company:
Our client, a global mining operator, has an emphasis on strong cultural values with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development with a reputation for embracing diversity and developing people's long term potential and careers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

* Tertiary Degree in a mining processing (metallurgical or chemical process) discipline. Post-graduate qualifications desirable.
* Extensive experience in a similar role with some experience at a management level, specifically in:

- Processing, innovation and improvement roles.
- The development or application of advanced processing technologies in business.
- Operational related roles in the fields of production, maintenance or engineering.

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