Refining Manager (Precious Metals Recovery) – Malaysia

Refining Manager (Precious Metals Recovery) – Malaysia


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Roles & Responsibilities

The Refinery Manager (Precious Metals Recovery) oversees and manages all operations related to the recovery and refining of precious metals, ensuring sufficient and effective processing and recovery of valuable materials.

This position requires strong expertise in metallurgy, recovery and refining techniques to ensure the analysis result is accurate and the quality is up to the required standard as well as the ability to take ownership in planning and prioritising. He/ She should also possess analytical skills and the fortitude to identify opportunities, mitigate risks and overcome challenges.

Job Duties:

Laboratory Operations Management

  • Help with the set-up of the Company’s precious metals’ recovery and refining laboratory and systems
  • Manage and supervise day-to-day recovery and refining operations, ensuring adherence to safety protocols, quality standards and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of recovery and refining processes, identifying opportunities for efficiency improvements and cost savings
  • Collaborate with the laboratory team to develop and implement refining procedures that maximise precious metals recovery while minimising environmental impact.
  • Continuously evaluate and update equipment, technologies, and methods to enhance the recovery and refining process
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including production, quality control, business development and marketing to resolve any analytical or quality-related issues
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results
  • Ensure the development and implementation of quality control procedures, protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Document and maintain comprehensive and accurate records of laboratory experiments, results, and observations
  • Organize and maintain operating data that can be used to predict and avoid future processing problems as the performance of the plant is refined over time


Quality Control and Analysis

  • Actively involved in the process of determining proportions of precious metals scraps.
  • Provide technical expertise, execution and recovery/ refining solutions by analysing materials and its data for accuracy and consistency
  • Execute and validate analytical methods for the identification, quantification and characterisation of precious metals scraps including gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium
  • Determine the purity and composition of precious metals samples and compare them against established standards and regulations
  • Oversee the quality control process, conduct regular inspections, and implement corrective actions as necessary to maintain product quality and purity
  • Analyse and verify the precious metal content in various materials. Evaluate and interpret analytical data, ensuring accuracy and precision in measurements and reporting


Inventory Management, Reporting and Accountability

  • Monitor and manage inventory levels of raw materials, chemicals, and consumables required for the recovery and refining processes
  • Prepare regular reports, analyse production data, metal yields, costs, and trends, and present findings to the senior management
  • Develop and implement inventory control measures to ensure accurate tracking and minimize losses
  • Provide weekly reporting to senior management team on all recovery, refining and metallurgical process and/or test in progress


Compliance with Safety and Compliance with Local Regulatory

  • Develop safety awareness and safety culture
  • Implement and enforce safety protocols, conduct regular safety training, and investigate and report incidents promptly
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to recovery and refining processes, hazardous materials handling, and workplace safety
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory changes relevant to the precious metals recovery and refining business.


Training and Development

  • Provide training, assessment and documentation for all refining, recovery and metallurgical work completed in support of the cross-function teams

Mentor and train new lab personnel to further understand metallurgical methodology and application of processes

Job Requirements

  • Proven experience of more than 5 years working in the precious metals recovery industry, demonstrating expertise in recovery and refining processes and technologies
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree qualification in either Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Metallurgy or its related field
  • In-depth experience, knowledge, and background in processing precious metals recovery, refining and metallurgy
  • Ability to work with a multi-cultural team environment and excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data, analyse trends, and make data-driven decisions
  • Analytical and critical thinking with an open mind for creativity
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively present information to diverse audiences
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations and best practices in hazardous materials handling
  • Must be willing to work overtime whenever necessary
  • Commitment to safety and compliance, with a track record of promoting and maintaining a safe work environment
  • Strong communications skills to interface and relate to the different strata in the organisation and culture
  • Possess high degree of integrity and responsibility
  • Must be physically fit and be able to lift 20 kg unaided

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