Sibanye-Stillwater is dependent on a healthy, skilled, trained and committed workforce, capable of completing tasks safely and productively. Efforts to develop and empower employees are ongoing, and form part of a drive to continuously improve the quality of life of those who sustain the Group’s business.

Sibanye-Stillwater is committed to fair and progressive employment practices; providing long-term employment opportunities with the scope for employees to grow and develop their potential. A strategic imperative is to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of employees. This takes precedence over production in every instance.



Metallurgist I or II

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Precious Metals Smelter/Base Metals Refinery        



Closing Date:

Until Filled


Exempt, Full-Time

  POSITION SUMMARY: This position will provide technical support for the daily plant operations and metallurgical performance of both the Base Metals Refinery and the Precious Metals Smelter.


  • Promote and maintain a safe work environment, safe work practices, good housekeeping, and a strong safety culture
  • Monitor process parameters and develop methods and procedures to improve overall process efficiencies.
  • Maintain and administer parts of the safety and environmental compliance programs.
  • Perform baseline studies to make recommendations and assist in design, costing, installation and startup of plant modifications.
  • Coordinate with outside technical consultants to maintain and improve the overall plant performance.
  • Assist with operator training and implement training programs.
  • Prepare daily, monthly, quarterly and annual production and metallurgical reports.
  • Control reagent and consumable inventories and compile usage data.
  • Coordinate production with the operation and maintenance departments.


  • BS in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or relevant degree and 1 to 4 years of relevant technical experience at a metallurgical processing facility
  • Metallurgical experience in operations
  • Leadership qualities including: character, teamwork, communications, business sense, and vision.
  • Knowledge of computers, spreadsheets and word processing with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Pyro-metallurgical experience with Sulfide smelting a plus.
  • Hydro-metallurgical experience with Sulfide leaching and Electrowinning a plus
  • Knowledge of process control and instrumentation.
  • Metallurgical simulation program experience
  • Auto-Cad experience

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