Production Metallurgist

Date:  May 18, 2023

Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Boddington offers a unique opportunity to live in the South West, only 130 kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this area has to offer


We are seeking a Production Metallurgist to join our Metallurgy team responsible for monitoring the operational and metallurgical performance of the Boddington Gold Processing Plant. 

The processing plant is targeted to treat 41 Mtpa of a copper-gold ore, producing up to 800,000Oz and 250,000 tonnes of copper concentrate annually. The plant comprises a 3 stage crushing circuit, ball milling, flotation and carbon in leach circuit, with a gold recovery circuit to produce metal on site. 


Key duties:

  • Ensuring metallurgical production and performance targets are achieved by establishing and advising operating parameters to the Process Operation team
  • Investigate variances from optimum and/or normal operating performance, provide explanations for these occurrences, and where necessary implement and monitor
  • Collate and analyse plant data and laboratory results to complete daily, weekly and monthly metallurgical accounting; forecasts and provide explanation on any variance from budget.
  • Contribute to and support the planning and execution of plant and laboratory trials and test work, which may include in house or vendor plant surveys, sampling and plant performance monitoring programs.
  • Provide technical assistance and support through leadership and direction on day to day operation and performance of the Process Plant to Laboratory Team, Shift Team Leaders, Process Technicians and Maintenance personnel.
  • Demonstrate leadership to continuous improvement through actively seeking opportunities to improve plant performance and/or efficiency.
  • Support and manage projects which may include scoping, planning and scheduling, or technical support to broad project groups.
  • Promote and adhere to internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards though consistently maintaining a high quality of work across all allocated functions.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment relating to Safety, Environmental and Social Responsibility practices.

About you

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Metallurgy or similar. 
  • Positive and concise communication skills, 
  • Ability to liaise and engage with employees across site
  • Advanced digital literacy skills 
  • Experience with JKSimmet, JKSimfloat, TSG(Total System Global) simulation software
  • Self-motivated and accountable. 
  • Proactive and decisive
  • Values driven.

Your prior experience in a large throughput gold or base metals processing plant will ideally include exposure to and knowledge in the following;

  • Mills
  • Flotation & Concentrate
  • Carbon in Leach (CIL)
  • Elution
  • Residue Disposal Area (RDA) 
  • Metallurgical reporting & metallurgical accounting.


Applications will close Sunday June 11 2023. 

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


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