2020.09 Environmental Technician

Competitive salary, Permanent position, Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Closed for applications

Join the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through being an integral part of the team throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production.

You will be a graduate with an environmental or related discipline degree with >2 years’ experience, knowledge and understanding of the ecological and hydrological aspects of a complex and heavily regulated sites. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained experience in mining or quarrying.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Work in a responsible and safe manner as a key member of the TWL team
  • Support the implementation of the Environmental Management System to comply with the projects legal environmental requirements and company standards
  • The management of monitoring equipment, collection of data and processing of environmental performance data (e.g. water, dust, noise).
  • Report environmental performance data to meet permitting reporting requirements
  • Report the project environmental performance against the business’s key performance indicators
  • To support the internal audit process, report key findings and drive remedial actions
  • To supervise environmental programmes and manage project outcomes
  • To develop processes and procedures to deliver the objective of the environmental management system
  • Support the investigation and reporting of environmental incidents
  • Liaise with and provide support and advice to the project team to achieve compliance with the project’s environmental obligations

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence.  The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader project team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather, have an awareness of environmental legislation and previous experience of implementing an ISO14001 environmental management system and working in the mining industry is highly desirable.

Date advertised: 25 Sep 2020
Date closed: 22 Oct 2020

2020.09 Senior Mining Engineer

This role is closed for applications

Competitive salary, Permanent position, Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Join the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through being a key part of the team undertaking the feasibility study and taking the Hemerdon Mine back into commercial production. You will be a graduate mine engineer with at least 10 years’ operational experience in metalliferous mining projects. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have knowledge of short and long term open pit mine planning alongside pit optimisation and design. Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Work in a responsible and safe manner as a key member of the TWL team
  • Help develop and drive the mining efficiency of the Hemerdon deposit
  • Be a cornerstone member of the team to take the project from project to production
  • Drive a sustainable approach to mining in line with ESG best practice
  • Integrate mining with the optimum geological and mineral processing strategies
  • Assist in building and be a key leader and developer of the mining team
  • Liaise with third party contractors assisting in the feasibility study and drive best possible outcomes
  • Develop and take ownership of long and short term mine planning
  • Liaise with the mining contractor to develop optimum fleet requirements
  • Develop D&B strategy and oversee tender process for contractors
  • Develop and manage 3D digital database of mining engineering data in Datamine Software
  • Oversee the design and development of necessary civil and enabling works for the restart
  • Assist in the development of an optimised MWF design with key stakeholders
  • Establish and develop a full range of best practice mining procedures
  • Analyse and Interpret results and provide written reports as required
  • Liaising with the feasibility study team and other relevant departments as required

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence.  The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader project team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather.  A Mining Engineering Degree, previous experience working in operational positions is considered essential, and membership of a professional association is highly desirable.

Date announced: 25 September 2020
Closing date: 19 October 2020

2020.09 Senior Fitter

Competitive salary, Permanent position, Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Join the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through being an integral part of the team throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained Maintenance experience in metalliferous mining or quarrying,

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Work in a responsible and safe manner, upholding the standards of best practice at all times.
  • Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment Policy and as explained in Site Health and Safety rules/procedures.
  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company, by putting forward new ideas and, when requested to do so, implementing change.
  • Adopt a practical approach to the work and the ability to effectively supervise site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes
  • Liaise with the broader TWL team and other relevant departments as required
  • Assist the Tungsten West team with other relevant work as required

More specifically the role will involve:

  • Leading a team to carry out Work orders and PM’s
  • Stripping and assembly of equipment
  • Inspection of equipment, recording of defects and deficiencies
  • Reporting to the Department head with detailed reports
  • Assisting and working with contractors and vendors to carry out specific tasks
  • Write method statements, lifting plans and risk assessments
  • Report issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Clean up of material from around the mine site
  • Complete all assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Liaising with the Tungsten West team and other relevant departments as required.
  • Assisting the Tungsten West team with other relevant work as required.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
Conveyors, Cone crushers, Horizontal and vertical slurry / gravel pumps, Washing and screening, Rotational and vibration Feeders, Fault finding, CMMS, SCADA control system

Desirable additional experience :
Fabrication, MIG and MMA Welding. Telehandler Licence, A good understanding of Electrical fault finding.

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence.  The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader project team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather.  Previous experience working in the mining industry is highly desirable.

2020.09 Plant Superintendent – Mineral Processing

Competitive Salary, Permanent Position Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Become an integral part of the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production. You will be a metallurgist or mineral processing engineer with at least 15 years’ hands-on experience in the operation of metalliferous or other relevant mineral processing plants (e.g. diamond) including experience at the Superintendent level on a large plant with ability to effectively manage shift-based operations teams. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained firsthand operating experience of ore sorting, dense medium separation (cyclones), magnetic separation, fine gravity separation, roasting, hydrometallurgical, comminution and classification processes. In depth knowledge and experience of mineral process and plant design including engineering calculations; process control, instrumentation, online sampling procedures; and process optimisation would be considered an advantage.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Provide strong leadership to the shift operations teams based on experience and example
  • Provide support to the Plant Manager and liaise effectively with engineering and metallurgical staff
  • Run the process plant in an efficient, cost effective and safe manner with good housekeeping
  • As a key member of the management team, work collaboratively with other senior management members to achieve the Company’s goals
  • Achieve the Company’s process plant production, safety, performance, quality and cost targets o Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility
  • Build the process plant’s operations teams
  • Train and mentor staff to provide a thorough understanding of mineral processing principles & equipment
  • Manage the plant data collection function and provide performance reports
  • Prepare and control the process plant budget
  • Adopt a practical approach to work and the ability to effectively manage site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes
  • Develop a cross-disciplinary continuous improvement system to increase operational performance & quality
  • Manage the control and instrumentation systems
  • Have an operational knowledge of sampling systems, sample preparation and XRF assay o Have an operational knowledge of SCADA systems and programming
  • Be able to diagnose process problems and inefficiencies and optimise the process
  • Set up best practice principles and create SOP’s for good plant operation
  • Work collaboratively together with plant staff including callouts where necessary

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or suitable experience and qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader operations team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous successful experience working in the mining industry in senior operational positions is considered essential, and membership of a professional association is highly desirable.

Date Published: TBC
Date Closed: TBC

 

2020.09 Plant Manager – Mineral Processing

Competitive Salary, Permanent Position Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Become an integral part of the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production. You will be a metallurgist or mineral processing engineer with at least 20 years’ hands-on experience in the operation of metalliferous or other relevant mineral processing plants (e.g. diamond) including senior and managerial roles. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained firsthand operating experience of ore sorting, dense medium separation (cyclones), magnetic separation, fine gravity separation, roasting, hydrometallurgical, comminution and classification processes. In depth knowledge and experience of mineral process and plant design including engineering calculations; plant maintenance; process control, instrumentation, online sampling procedures; and process optimisation would be considered an advantage.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Provide strong leadership to a large multi-disciplinary team based on experience and example
  • As a key member of the management team, work collaboratively with other senior management
  • members to achieve the Company’s goals
  • Achieve the Company’s process plant production, safety, performance, quality and cost targets o Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility
  • Build the process plant’s operations, metallurgical and engineering teams
  • Train and mentor staff to provide a thorough understanding of mineral processing principles & equipment
  • Manage the metallurgical accounting and audit functions and provide performance reports
  • Manage the planned and preventative maintenance systems and requirements, including parts inventories based on sound knowledge of the equipment
  • Prepare and manage the process plant budget
  • Adopt a practical approach to work and the ability to effectively manage site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes
  • Develop a cross-disciplinary continuous improvement system to increase operational performance & quality
  • Provide direction for control and instrumentation requirements
  • Have an operational knowledge of SCADA systems and programming
  • Provide the methodology for a routine process plant sampling programme
  • Be able to diagnose process problems and inefficiencies and optimise the process o Set up and manage test work and plant improvement studies
  • Set up best practice principles and create SOP’s for good plant operation
  • Work collaboratively together with plant staff including callouts where necessary

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader operations team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous successful experience working in the mining industry in senior operational positions is considered essential, and membership of a professional association is highly desirable.

Date Published: TBC
Date Closed: TBC

 

2020.09 Metallurgist – Mineral Processing

Competitive salary, Permanent position Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Join the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through being part of the team conducting beneficiation test work; designing and operating a pilot plant; and undertaking a number of major modifications to the process plant at the Hemerdon Minesite. You will be a graduate metallurgist or mineral processing engineer with at least 5 years’ hands-on experience in the operation of metalliferous mineral processing plants. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained operating experience of dense medium separation, magnetic separation, fine gravity separation, roasting, hydrometallurgical, comminution and classification processes. An understanding of mineral process design including engineering calculations; process control, instrumentation and metallurgical accounting; or sample preparation and assay procedures would be considered an advantage.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Work in a responsible and safe manner as a key member of the TWL team
  • Adopt a practical approach to the work and the ability to effectively supervise site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes
  • Design and execute beneficiation test work programmes
  • Generate process design criteria based on the results of test work
  • Prepare mass, material and water balances
  • Prepare process flow diagrams
  • Provide input into control and instrumentation requirements leading to P&ID’s
  • Have an operational understanding of SCADA systems
  • Provide input for sample preparation & assay laboratory set-up and operating procedures
  • Provide input for a routine process plant sampling programme
  • Be able to diagnose process problems and inefficiencies
  • Set up best practice principles and help with creating SOP’s for plant operation
  • Be involved with the setting up a metallurgical accounting system
  • Report on test work programmes, operational issues and process performance
  • Train operating staff to give them an understanding of mineral process principles & equipment o Work collaboratively together with plant operations staff on shift
  • Liaise with the broader TWL team and other relevant departments as required
  • Assist the Tungsten West team with other relevant work as required

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader project team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous experience working in the mining industry and membership of a professional association are highly desirable.

Date Published: TBC
Date Closed: TBC

 

2020.09 Metallurgical Superintendent – Mineral Processing

Competitive Salary, Permanent Position Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Become an integral part of the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production. You will be a metallurgist or mineral processing engineer with at least 10 years’ hands-on experience on metalliferous, diamond or other relevant mineral processing plants including experience at a senior metallurgical or APS level on a large plant. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained firsthand operating experience of ore sorting, dense medium separation (cyclones), magnetic separation, fine gravity separation, roasting, hydrometallurgical, comminution and classification processes. In depth knowledge and experience of metallurgical accounting systems; sample preparation and assay; ore mineralogy; beneficiation test work; process control, instrumentation, online sampling procedures; and process optimisation would be considered an advantage.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Provide strong leadership to the metallurgical and sample laboratory teams based on experience and example
  • Provide support to the Plant Manager and liaise effectively with the Plant and Engineering Superintendents including callouts where necessary
  • Collate and prepare metallurgical accounts and provide a plant audit function
  • Manage the Company’s sample laboratory including preparation and assay facilities
  • Provide continuous metallurgical support for the process plant operations so they run in an efficient, cost effective and safe manner
  • Understand and apply PDC, PFD’s and P&ID’s to the process plant, adjusted where necessary
  • As a key member of the management team, work collaboratively with other senior management members to achieve the Company’s goals
  • Achieve the Company’s process plant production, safety, performance, quality and cost targets o Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Organise work in an efficient, responsible and safe manner
  • Maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility
  • Build your team including training and mentoring of staff so as to give them an understanding of mineral processing principles & equipment
  • Train and mentor production staff to provide a thorough understanding of mineral processing principles & equipment
  • Adopt a practical approach to work and the ability to effectively manage site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes o Provide settings or adjustments for the control and instrumentation systems
  • Have an operational knowledge of SCADA systems
  • Be able to diagnose process problems and inefficiencies.
  • Set up best practice principles and metallurgical performance standards
  • Undertake continuous improvement studies including the introduction of new technology

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree and qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader operations team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous successful experience working in the mining industry in senior operational positions is considered essential, and membership of a professional association is highly desirable.

Date Published: TBC
Date Closed: TBC

2020.09 Engineering Superintendent – Mineral Processing

Competitive Salary, Permanent Position Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Become an integral part of the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production. You will be a mechanical engineer with at least 15 years’ hands-on experience of maintenance of large mineral processing plants including at senior management levels. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained firsthand operating experience of maintenance of ore sorting, dense medium separation (cyclones), magnetic separation, fine gravity separation, roasting, hydrometallurgical, comminution and classification equipment. In depth knowledge and experience of planned and preventative maintenance systems; large mineral processing equipment; electrical equipment and installations; control and instrumentation equipment and systems; PLC and SCADA; engineering projects; and parts inventory policies would be considered an advantage. Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Provide strong leadership to the process plant engineering and maintenance teams based on experience and example
  • Provide support to the Plant Manager and liaise effectively with the Plant and Metallurgical Superintendents including callouts where necessary
  • Achieve the Company’s process plant availability, safety, performance, quality and cost targets o Set up and maintain the process plant asset register with maintenance and change history
  • Set up and execute the planned and preventative maintenance systems and provide systems for engineering cover on a continuous operation.
  • Manage the workshops including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & fabrication sections o Set up and manage the process plant parts and consumables inventory system and plant stores
  • Prepare and control the process plant maintenance budget
  • Create the engineering records system including manuals & drawings, keeping all up to date.
  • Liaise with and manage equipment vendors and contractors in the provision of services
  • As a key member of the management team, work collaboratively with other senior management members to achieve the Company’s goals
  • Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility
  • Develop a cross-disciplinary continuous improvement system to increase operational performance & quality
  • Build your team including training and mentoring of staff so as to give them an understanding of engineering techniques, good practice and the equipment or installations
  • Adopt a practical approach to work and the ability to effectively manage site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes o Provide settings or adjustments for the control and instrumentation systems
  • Be able to diagnose equipment or installation problems and inefficiencies.
  • Set up best practice principles and engineering performance standards
  • Undertake continuous improvement studies including the introduction of new technology

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree and qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader operations team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous successful experience working in the mining industry in senior operational positions is considered essential, and membership of a professional association is highly desirable.

Date Published: TBC
Date Closed: TBC

2020.09 Assistant Plant Superintendent (APS) – Mineral Processing

Competitive Salary, Permanent Position, Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Become an integral part of the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through throughout the feasibility study, project re-build, commissioning/ramp-up and into production. You will be a metallurgist or mineral processing engineer with at least 5 years’ hands-on experience in the operation of metalliferous, or other relevant mineral processing plants (e.g. diamond) including experience at the APS level on a large plant with ability to effectively manage a shift-based operations team. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have gained firsthand operating experience of ore sorting, dense medium separation (cyclones), magnetic separation, fine gravity separation, roasting, hydrometallurgical, comminution and classification processes. In depth knowledge and experience of mineral process and plant design including engineering calculations; process control, instrumentation, online sampling procedures; and process optimisation would be considered an advantage.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Provide strong leadership to your shift operations team based on experience and example
  • Provide support to the Plant Superintendent and liaise effectively with the other APS’s, engineering and metallurgical staff
  • Run your shift on the process plant in an efficient, cost effective and safe manner with good housekeeping
  • As a key member of the management team, work collaboratively with other management members to achieve the Company’s goals
  • Achieve the Company’s process plant production, safety, performance, quality and cost targets o Work as a professional, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Organise work in an efficient, responsible and safe manner
  • Maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental responsibility
  • Build your shift team including training and mentoring of staff so as to give them an understanding of mineral processing principles & equipment
  • Manage the operational activities of the process plant safely and efficiently
  • Adopt a practical approach to work and the ability to effectively manage site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes o Maintain the control and instrumentation systems in good order
  • Have an operational knowledge of SCADA systems
  • Be able to diagnose process problems and inefficiencies.
  • Set up best practice principles and create SOP’s for good plant operation

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or suitable experience and qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader operations team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous successful experience working in the mining industry in senior operational positions is considered essential, and membership of a professional association is highly desirable.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is not currently open. If you would like to express an interest in the role, please do do here. We will contact you when the role opens.

2020.09 Project Engineer – Mineral Processing

Competitive salary, 18 month contract Plymouth, South Devon, UK

Join the Tungsten West Limited (TWL) team working on the mine re-start through being part of the team designing and engineering a number of major modifications to the process plant at the Hemerdon Minesite. You will be a graduate mechanical & electrical engineer with at least 5 years’ hands-on experience in the design and execution of heavy engineering or mineral processing plant projects. Preference will be given to potential candidates who have knowledge of mineral processing equipment including crushers, screens, pumps, conveyors, etc; experience of engineering drafting programmes such as 3D CAD and TEKLA; and an understanding of instrumentation, process control, PLC and SCADA.

Key in this role is the requirement to:

  • Work as a professional engineer, upholding the standards of best practice at all times
  • Work in a responsible and safe manner as a key member of the TWL team
  • Adopt a practical approach to the work and the ability to effectively supervise site jobs
  • Work in an organised and structured manner so as to meet deadlines and avoid mistakes
  • Work together with engineering contractors and equipment vendors
  • Understand engineering principles as applied to the various projects being undertaken
  • Have had experience with process and engineering diagrams and drawings
  • Work together with a drafting team to prepare and check engineering drawings
  • Prepare project and work programmes using MS Project
  • Prepare cost estimates and draw-down schedules
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary HAZID and HAZOP team
  • Have had experience with working under CDM regulations
  • Implement quality control procedures for fabrication work or equipment supply
  • Follow up with suppliers for prompt and correct delivery of ordered goods and services 
  • Prepare and monitor job risk assessments and enforcement of H&S regulations
  • Supervise site work including civil engineering, steel erection, electrical and fitting teams
  • Prepare progress and cost reports
  • Liaise with the broader TWL team and other relevant departments as required
  • Assist the Tungsten West team with other relevant work as required

We are seeking candidates eligible to work in the UK, with a relevant degree or qualifications and a UK (or equivalent) car driving licence. The successful candidate will be happy working in a dynamic, hardworking environment and integrating with and assisting the broader project team. Candidates should be computer literate, physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weather. Previous experience working in the mining industry and membership of a professional engineering association are highly desirable.

Date advertised: 23 Sep 2020
Closing date: TBC