Plant Metallurgist - AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem

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Plant Metallurgist - AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem

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AngloGold Ashanti (IDUAPRIEM) Limited (A subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti Limited) operate the combined Teberebie and Iduapriem open-pits gold mines at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and has a workforce of over 1400, including contractors.

Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance-driven individuals to fill in a vacant position(s) mentioned below:

Position:  Plant Metallurgist   – Fixed Term Contract

Grade: Stratum I

Department: Processing

Number of Position(s): One (1)



Role Purpose

The Plant Metallurgist role is responsible for monitoring metallurgical parameters and providing technical advice to the operational team.


Role Accountabilities

  • Conduct weekly conveyor belt cut and weight meter calibration as well as silting test
  • Conduct daily tanks profiles (three times) on every shift as well as daily scats rates for all mills, measure ball charge and record results.
  • Monitor lime, steel balls and lead nitrate addition to achieving optimum levels.
  • Monitor and ensure the smooth performance of oxygen plant, cyanide sparging facility, TAC 1000 cyanide analyzer and WAD cyanide analyzer.
  • Control soluble losses exiting the CIL circuit to achieve less than 0.006ppm
  • Control leach parameters to achieve solid residue exiting the CIL circuit of less than 0.070g/t
  • Supervise daily plant sampling activities in CIL plant and ensure smooth submission to the assay laboratory.
  • Provide technical advice to both Production and Metallurgical team
  • Conduct Gold–In–Circuit (GIC) on the last day of every production month.
  • Conduct daily quick sizing on cyclone overflows to determine the instantaneous grind.
  • Calibrate handy and online pH and dissolve oxygen meters daily.
  • Ensure effective carbon management in CIL tanks to control soluble losses.
  • Conduct daily metallurgical accounting inputs and produce daily reports.
  • Assist Research & Development team in research and test work projects/reports.



Person’s Specification

  • BSc in Minerals / Materials / Metallurgical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of three (3) years working experience as a Metallurgist in the processing plant
  • Certified by Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission of Ghana as a Processing Supervisor/Engineer
  • Competent to handle multiple tasks to achieve the required result
  • Effective supervision, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good knowledge in computer applications especially the use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Medically fit for the position and the environment
  • Possess valid Ghanaian Driving Licence and proficiency to drive a light vehicle
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