Master of Science (MSc) Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy @
University of the Witwatersrand
Logically driven, working towards achieving economic and social stability for my country and continent. I am passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to shareholders and, often, to the world. I have a sharp analytical and creative mind, and the ability to work with people at all levels in an organization. I am skilled at providing
Logically driven, working towards achieving economic and social stability for my country and continent. I am passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to shareholders and, often, to the world. I have a sharp analytical and creative mind, and the ability to work with people at all levels in an organization. I am skilled at providing value for the shareholders, the customers and employees, all these three stakeholders experience the power of certainty when they deal with me.
I am currently studying Finance in order to acquire relevant skills to hedge out financial risks for my organization and also to align operations with market dynamics. I am particularly interested in using financial instruments such as arbitrage, futures, swaps and options in order to achieve stable growth amidst the highly volatile commodity markets.
Process Manager: Ancillaries @ Responsible for the overall production of Arsenic Trioxide and Copper Concentrates, with special emphasis on safe operations, by complying with the health and safety regulations pertaining to the Mining Industry. Ensuring on a daily basis, the cost control of production operations in order comply with approved cost budgets and quality constraints. Responsible to submit to the Operations Manager, annually for approval; production parameters and performance deviations. Training, mentoring, disciplining and motivating the workforce when appropriate. Guiding the production team in daily identification of root causes, resulting in equipment failure in terms of availability and performance. From August 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) TsumebProduction Metallurgist @ Organizing and managing of the Arsenic Roasting Plant, Slag Milling and Flotation Plant and Concentrate Filter Plant. Managing the daily running of the plants to continuously improve productivity, quality, efficiency and profitability for the company. Responsible for preparing business plans, budgets, regular reports and even proposals for the improvement of the plants and its procedures, following the relevant financial and market assessments. Responsible for managing the plant staff by assessing their performance, delegating work and also providing training to ensure staff development and motivation. Responsible for plant resources, and also prepare and design the procurement of tenders for the purchasing of spare parts, machinery and equipment, while scheduling maintenance and testing to ensure compliance with requirements and specifications. From December 2013 to July 2014 (8 months) TsumebPlant Metallurgist @ At the Arsenic roasting, Slag Milling and Flotation Plant, Filter Plant: Participation in root cause analysis studies. Daily support of operators and production supervisors in troubleshooting process problems. Development of innovative improvement methods. Operator training with new equipment and/or with revised procedures. Ensure compliance with OSHAS 18001 requirements. Assist in shutdown planning and support project managers as needed. From January 2012 to November 2013 (1 year 11 months) TsumebGraduate Trainee - Technical Department @ Design experiments to identify root causes of performance issues, and determine formulation modifications to correct problems. From December 2010 to December 2011 (1 year 1 month) Tsumeb
Master of Science (MSc), Finance @ University of Leicester From 2015 to 2016 Master of Science (MSc) Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy @ University of the Witwatersrand From 2013 to 2015 Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering @ University of the Witwatersrand From 2011 to 2013 BSc (Hons), Industrial Chemistry @ University of Namibia From 2006 to 2010 Elias Sipunga is skilled in: Mining, Processing, Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Risk..., Strategic Finance
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