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Metallurgical Complex Operations Manager

Sibanye Stillwater Columbus, MT

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Metallurgical Complex Operations Manager

Location: Metallurgical Complex

Reporting to: VP/GM Metallurgical Complex

Position Summary:

The Metallurgical Complex Operations Manager will be responsible for all operations aspects of the Processing facilities (Smelter and Base Metal Refinery) at the Metallurgical Complex. Ensuring a safe and environmentally excellent setting for the operations group is paramount. Responsibilities will include budgeting, planning, and execution of quality operating and cost targets. This person will drive the creation of an engaged workplace culture and provide the leadership that promotes continually exploring new technologies to improve worker safety and efficiencies throughout the operations. The successful candidate will represent SMC and its values to all employees; coordinate resources and efforts to complement other areas in realizing overall mine goals.

  • Provide leadership for safe and productive operations.
  • Coach and mentor the site leaders in accordance with SMC leadership qualities.
  • Regularly interact with the workforce, demonstrating high-level leadership qualities.
  • Work with site senior leadership team in the continuing development of a focused, engaged culture throughout the organization.
  • Establish and execute short and long-term planning strategies that support the growth of the operation.
  • Develop and execute strategic workforce planning.
  • Foster cooperation, collaboration, and innovation to ensure that site production and development goals are understood and efficiently supported.
  • Lead site operations team to ensure maximum productivity and equipment availability by safely optimizing operating systems and procedures.
  • Be proactive in all aspects of the operation; safety, environmental, effective and efficient utilization of resources, productivity, Continuous Improvement initiatives, and teamwork across the site.
  • Support Safety and Health Management and Environmental systems and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain a productive labor relations environment, minimizing unnecessary conflict.
  • Develop and communicate site goals and initiatives in cooperation with other site managers


  • Leadership qualities including: character, teamwork, communication, business sense and vision.
  • Strong ability to coach and mentor others, both peers and subordinates.
  • Minimum ten years relevant operating experience, with a mix of Precious/Base Metal Processing plant background.
  • Proficiency in operating systems, cost management and productivity enhancement.
  • Experience with reliability-based, proactive maintenance systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in the preparation of operating and capital budgets.
  • Degree in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Experience with Pyrometallurgical/Hydrometallurgical processing facilities is preferred.

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Sibanye Stillwater


Columbus, MT
59019 USA



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