Location: Bibiani, Western Region, Ghana
Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.
To support the Process Department in identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities across both operations and maintenance disciplines to enable optimal production results in a safe and cost-effective manner and help to safely and cost-effectively maximize recovery and gold production while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.
Provide mentorship to Processing Department staff
Act as a change agent and project sponsor/lead for key initiatives; model organizational values, sets the cultural tone and prioritizes business goals
Collaborate with management to identify and analyze business requirements and the implications for the team; identifies gaps and implements agreed upon solutions
Act as a technical advisor to the Process Plant Management
Identify and cultivate the improvement of idea generation. Lead implementation of improvement ideas.
Demonstrate best practices in project management
Challenge the status quo to promote the overall improvement of the Process Plant.
Ensure risks and issues are identified and communicated in a timely manner.
Technically review and ensure efficient operation of all areas of the process plant.
Break multi-dimensional problems or processes into component parts to
help identify a range of solutions
Work with Process Management to implement strategies in all areas of the Ore Process to achieve production goals. Provide follow up and guidance to ensure these objectives are met.
Provide guidance and leadership to support studies and metallurgical testing programs for project development.
Assess the resources of the department to maximize their use in all areas
Work collaboratively across the organization to resolve complex issues
and avoid risks to the Process Plant target delivery
Perform other related functions as assigned by the Supervisor.
University degree (Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering) or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Valid International driver’s license
Lean Six Sigma and Project Management methodologies.
Minimum of 15 years gold Ore Processing experience
In-depth technical knowledge of gold extraction metallurgical processes with particular emphasis on grinding, CIL, and refining.
In-depth knowledge of plant maintenance best practices.
Knowledge and experience of leading integrated teams of ore processing, and maintenance functions
Ability to lead professionals through critical thinking paths for process improvement idea generation and then lead the subsequent successful implementation of developed concepts.
Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
• Proven leadership skills
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.