PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:The Plant Metallurgist interacts with sample prep, analytical lab, metallurgical lab, operations, accounting, purchasing, warehousing, mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance and mine engineering departments.  This position supports mine, processing, administration and exploration/geology departments by providing timely and accurate determinations.

RESPONSIBILITIES/JOB DUTIES:

  • Overseeing the day to day metallurgical performance of the plant
  • Participate in optimizing SAG/Ball/Regrind mill circuits and copper/molybdenum flotation circuits
  • Conduct testing and collect data to achieve optimization of ore processing in a safe and environmentally sound manner
  • Maintain accurate metallurgical balances and reporting
  • Work closely with mine engineering regarding scheduled ore delivery and grade and communicate in advance any prospective metallurgical problems associated with the type of ore to be delivered to the crushing plant
  • Troubleshoot and implement solutions for metallurgical technical issues affecting plant performance
  • Improve plant processes by providing technical information to develop, train and help set operational guidelines
  • Perform activities in a safe and environmentally compliant manner

QUALIFICATIONS:   

Previous Related Work Experience Required

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive hands on professional experience, preferably in the mining industry or construction industry
  •  Ability to establish effective working relationships with Company management and contractors and be a capable project and task manager
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with technical writing experience.
  • Willingness to travel including overnight as necessary
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary
  • Basic understanding of Project Management and Cost Accounting

Education Required

  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy (Mineral Processing) or Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

 Special Skills and/or Knowledge Required

  • Knowledge of copper flotation, metallurgical processes and problem-solving ability in a difficult ore body setting
  • Practical experience in a process plant and analytical/metallurgical laboratory environment
  • Capability of applying advanced statistical methods desirable

Special Equipment/Computer Knowledge Required

  • Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel proficiency and utilization of other related software.
  • Knowledge of grinding, flotation, thickening, filtering and drying equipment
  • Mass balance and modelling software proficiency




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