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Senior Metallurgist

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Boddington, WA, AU, 6390

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Newmont Boddington Gold is the largest gold producer in Australia. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a global company.


Our mining operation provides you with the opportunity to live locally and go home every day or stay in our Village for your roster.  We are only 130kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast.

About This Role

  • Are you committed to the improvement and optimization of plant operations?
  • Do you enjoy mentoring staff and individuals?
  • Do you hold a degree in - or related to - Metallurgy?
  • Are you a problem solver with a strong work ethics who believes in safety-first?

In This Role You Will

  • Ensure metallurgical production targets are achieved, by establishing and advising operating parameters to mill production personnel.
  • Investigate excursions from optimum plant performance and provide explanations for such excursions.
  • Assist the process control team with managing process improvements
  • Plan and execute laboratory test work programs, laboratory trials and plant trails.
  • Set and maintain a high standard in the areas of safety, community relations and the environment by promoting and adhering to NBG’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.
  • Ensure staff resources are maintained at budgeted levels and staff members undertake appropriate training and development so they are skilled efficiently to perform allocated duties.
  • Overview, provide direction and act as a reference point and mentor for staff while ensuring work outputs are in line with strategic and business plans.
  • Investigate and research new technology and equipment which may improve plant performance.
  • Be responsible for the development of metallurgical functional work plans.
  • Be responsible for the achievement of the plans and goals through ongoing monitoring of progress.
  • Be accountable for the daily adaptation of plans, schedules and work orders to meet changing conditions that will best achieve overall goals.
  • Oversee development projects, control and direct project status, initiate corrective action to deliver projects on time and cost by ensuring project compliance and quality are achieved while identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Provide input to the NBG budget preparation process, including metallurgical recovery functions, throughput predictions, concentrate grade functions and reagent and consumable consumptions.
  • Monitor and control consumable expenditure to ensure compliance with NBG budget and forecasts and highlight any variance to management. In particular, reagent and grinding media consumption and stock levels.

Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist

  • Tertiary Qualification – Degree in Metallurgy or related field
  • 7 - 10 Years post graduate experience in the industry
  • Excellent communication and team based skills
  • 3+ Years experience in gold or base metals and milling operations (desirable)
  • Minimum 2 Years Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with Comminution, Flotation or Gold Leaching operations.
  • Advanced PC skills and computer literacy
  • Statistical Analysis Tools (six sigma or similar)
  • Understanding of financial and administrative processes
  • Self motivated
  • Accountable and decisive
  • Current C class Drivers Licence
  • Member of AusIMM


Our Values and Culture

Newmont encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. 

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respect their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

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