Exxaro @Lephalale Has A Vacancy For Chemical Engineering Students

Job Summary


  •  To facilitate the effective development of the Company’s mineral assets and related systems throughout their life cycle stages specifically focusing on the operations phase.
  • To ensure effective metallurgical performance in process execution through process monitoring/analysis and development and/or implementation of improvement projects in a complex environment.
  • To render process development services to operations aligned with applicable policies and standards.
  • To lead cross-functional technical teams towards achieving a common goal.
  • To develop and recommend metallurgical equipment and processing standards.
  • To participate in target setting for process performance as well as medium to long term production planning and scheduling inputs.
  • To ensure effective and efficient commissioning of plant processing changes and on boarding of new capacity.
  • To contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate approach to knowledge management for process development in line with business needs.


  • BEng Chemical Engineering (Essential/Minimum or)
  • BEng Metallurgical Engineering (Essential/Minimum or)
  • BSc Chemical Engineering (Essential/Minimum or)
  • B Tech Metallurgy (Essential/Minimum)
  • Management Development Programme (Essential/Minimum)
  • BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering (Recommended/Desirable)
  • BEng (Hons) Metallurgical Engineering (Recommended/Desirable)
  • B Degree (Hons) (Relevant) (Recommended/Desirable)

Duties & Responsibilities:

The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:

Business Performance and Operations

  • Develop and manage throughput and efficiency improvement plans and/or initiatives
  • Identify new business opportunities to support business unit performance
  • Investigate complex engineering problems and develop solutions for optimisation of engineering systems
  • Render product technical and contractual support services to operations
  • Establish and maintain process simulation models on a company approved modelling platform
  • Plan and oversee blending of products to ensure customer specifications are met
  • Develop and follow-up on project initiatives to add value to customers’ requirements
  • Execute, manage, implement and co-ordinate coal process engineering activities to ensure optimum performance according to operational requirements, organisational objectives and sound engineering practice
  • Communicate and obtain buy-in for implementation plans, new systems and processes
  • Manage processing/product risks and opportunities in the investigations phase to support proper strategy development

Closing Date:23 June 2020

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