Sherritt International OPP Superintendent in Moramanga, Madagascar

Ambatovy Joint Venture operation in Madagascar, is recruiting a well experienced OPP Superintendent to manage and supervise the OPP department including the Ore Preparation Plant and an Analytical Laboratory.

The Company

Globe 24-7 in partnership with Ambatovy is working together to source experienced and qualified talent for their existing world class lateritic nickel processing facilities and mining operation in Madagascar. Ambatovy is committed to create lasting prosperity for all stakeholders and contribute significantly to sustainable development in Madagascar.

The Position

Reporting to the Mine Process Manager, the OPP Superintendent plans, organizes, manages and controls all OPP and laboratory related activities. He supervises the staff, plans and organizes training for their development to a competency level capable of replacing expatriate staff. He ensures smooth and safe functioning within the OPP and laboratory in order to reach or exceed safety and operational objectives to produce high quality lateritic slurry with minimal cost

The Reponsibilities

  • Be aware, understand and comply with the Ambatovy Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Policies and associated documentation.

  • Manage works within the Ore Preparation Plant and the Laboratory

  • Plan, organize and follow up on OPP and Laboratory activities

  • Establish standards to promote healthy, productive and cost effective activities

  • Create and develop projects aiming at the performances of the OPP operation

  • Following legal requirements, seek for constructive solutions for healthy and effective practices at ore processing

  • Develop and train local manpower in order to implement appropriate programs and to a competency level capable of replacing expatriate staff

  • Collaborate with the Maintenance Department and the Mine Exploitation

  • Preserve the environment from the ore processing impact in compliance with applicable and enforced standards, by setting appropriate work practices and by educating employees

  • Supervise all activities related to ore preparation, including crushing, scrubbing, screening, pulping, pumping and thickening

  • Supervise all laboratory activities from sampling preparation until issue of analysis results

  • In charge of the annual evaluation output of the employees under his department

  • Ensure procedures implementation to allow OPP and laboratory operating safely and efficiently

  • Ensure follow up on procedures and policies to guarantee employees? health and safety in compliance with environmental standards

  • Ensure respect of norms, regulations, standards, codes and laws enforced in Ambatovy mine site and in Madagascar

The Requirements:

  • 8 to 10 years of practical experience in ore processing

  • University degree in Ore Processing or Metallurgy, from a well-known institution

  • Excellent planning, organization and supervisory skills

  • Technical and mechanical competences for ore processing

  • Technical skills related to analytical laboratories

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency with computing tools and database processing

  • Experience within an analytical laboratory

  • Experience in staff management; in safety, operational, environmental and social problem management

  • Relevant experience in staff training and development

  • Ability to provide regular guidance and interaction, as well as performance evaluation towards employees

  • Good analytical and synthesis skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on Functional Cultural awareness.

  • Language skills: English is essential. French is highly advantageous.

The Rewards

The position offers a competitive remuneration package. Lodgings are modern and secure.

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.