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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

 

Group Manager- Metallurgy

Division of Minerals

Vancouver, BC

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This position is expected to direct, plan, organize and motivate laboratory staff in the performance of their responsibilities and functions.  The Metallurgy Manager is accountable for, and ensures that he/she  meets operational targets and customer expectations in a timely and effective manner while observing corporate quality, environmental, Health & Safety requirements.  The Metallurgy manager also contributes to the development of strategic vision and lead and support company-wide technology.

 

This job description applies to all Metallurgy Managers in the SGS Canada Mineral Services business line.

 

REPORTING TO:

Business Manager, Metallurgy and Mineralogy

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES :

 

1.      The Metallurgy Manager is accountable for managing all aspects of his/her operations and for ensuring that the Business Manager, Metallurgy and Mineralogy  is kept current and informed on all aspects of the laboratory that have any direct or indirect impact on the businees, including but not limited to Environment, Health and Safety (prevents accidents, incidents, perceived or actual H&S concerns), quality, scheduling and Metallurgy financial performance. 

 

  1. Accountable for the Health, Safety and Environment of all site personnel, the enforcement of all regulations as per the Company Health and Safety Manual, and the immediate reporting of any health, safety or environmental incidents, accidents or concerns to the Manager, H&S.

·         Embrace the Health, Safety & Environment "Journey to Zero" Plan by effective communications and holding accountability.

·         Participate in the completion of Management Action Report Card responsibilities, which measures leading HSE indicators to proactively manage Health & Safety.

·         Is accountable for compliance to local and provincial Environmental regulations.

·         Monitors and checks for completion of all daily H&S checks, monthly H&S meetings.

·         Emergency protocol and any incident/accident reports. 

·         Demonstrates good and safe work habits and enforces a clean working environment.

·         Responsible for notifying emergency personnel, if required, and is familiar with location of emergency equipment, supplies and information. 

 

  1. Complies and ensures that all work follows Quality systems and that quality targets are maintained.

·         Accountable for ensuring that the quality of data, current methodologies and the execution of the methods are in compliance with current accreditations.

·         Accountable for ensuring that an appropriate and planned training program is executed and measured for all personnel under direction. This includes quality system awareness, continuous technical improvement and personnel performance reviews.  Identification and training of potential back up is essential.  Ensures the maintenance of documentation as required by the quality system.

·         Accountable for creating and maintaining adequate standard operating procedures.

·         Accountable for familiarizing oneself with the Quality Manual and ensuring appropriate documentation is current and reliable.

·         Accountable for ensuring an optimal level of quality supplies is maintained.

 

  1. Accountable for the delivery of testwork and data to achieve Client Satisfaction by maintaining production and specified turnaround targets.

·         Monitors production of operating Metallurgy(s) and ensures optimum staff levels/shifts to achieve SGS standards for production, quality and financial performance.  Monitors throughput and performance.

·         Reports and plots key performance indicators in a weekly report to the Business Manager, Metallurgy and Mineralogy  and posts in the laboratory for personnel as appropriate.

·         Manages supplies to achieve optimum production and cost effectiveness.

·         Adheres strictly to annual budgets and plans accordingly.

·         Monitors man-hours and approves overtime accordingly, adding additional staff only where workload and financial performance can support it.

·         Monitors and reports weekly production status. Maintains production targets and takes proactive measures to sustain these targets.

·         Reviews all Cap-Ex requisitions and travel authorisation prior to submitting to the Business Manager, Metallurgy and Mineralogy .

·         Provides authoritative opinions in their area of expertise and finds new and innovative ways of improving production efficiencies.

·         Works toward continuous improvement in production and efficiency, delivery of quality data promptly, adhering to predetermined schedules.

·         The Metallurgy Manager is responsible for managing production by providing client services and internal operations with scheduling of test programs, people, space and equipment and accurate information on completion dates to meet client satisfaction.

·         Responsible for approvals and consumables management & timely ordering of supplies.

 

  1. Ensures the training needs of staff are met and maintains a motivated workforce.  Sets goals, reviews employee job performance, and assesses training needs at least once annually.

 

  1. Acts with professionalism at all times when representing the business to clients, peers and employees.  Pursue opportunities to expand the company profile and clients relationship.

 

  1. Ensures that company policies are followed and understood by all personnel.

 

  1. May be assigned special or ad-hoc projects.

 

  1. Travel, off-site consulting, ad hoc projects and extended hours may be required.

PROFILE :

 

  • Education:  University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in Chemical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Hydrometallurgy, Mining Engineering or in a related engineering discipline.

·         Experience:

    • 15 years of previous working experience in a mineral related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
    • Previous experience in related metallurgical fields including flowsheet, development, bench scale and pilot plant programs.
    • Previous experience in a consulting function with financial/budget responsibilities would be beneficial. 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS :

 

  • Previous experience in a consulting function with financial/budget responsibilities would be beneficial. 
  • Knowledge of another language besides English (French in Quebec) is an asset.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Demonstrates the ability to write complex technical reports.
  • Possess ability to generate a clear, elaborate, strategic vision.
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • The ability to manage technical staff and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment is essential. 
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to multi-task.
  • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer & business software, along with information management applications (ex. MS Word, Excel, Outlook etc.).
  • Candidates must also have expert-knowledge of Project Management methodologies and have demonstrated experience in the use of this, together with Project Management software (such as MS Project or similar). 
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.
  • Specific technical skills:
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
  • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.
  • Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required from time to time.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process.  Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.

 

Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada

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