Metallurgist- CC&V

Date:  Nov 10, 2023

Cripple Creek, CO, US, 80860

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

Newmont Cripple Creek and Victor mine is seeking a Metallurgical Engineer. Level varies with experience, from Metallurgist I through Senior Metallurgist. This individual will provide technical support to the following facilities: Valley Leach, Carbon Adsorption, Water Treatment and Crushing. The role will also help define production targets and lead fixing of production issues and equipment to achieve budgeted metrics. You will work closely with operators, maintenance staff, shift forepersons, superintendents and other functional areas including the Mine Department, Environmental and Safety.

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

  • We gain an extensive knowledge of the heap leach and gold recovery operations on site.
  • We use AutoCAD to produce leach pad maps on a weekly basis and update the leach pad model.
  • We collect samples and data to support operations both independently and with a team.
  • We perform data analysis in an accurate and timely manner to assist in operations on an appropriate and anticipated basis.
  • We produce daily, weekly, and monthly reports.
  • We are willing and able to work with a diverse team.
  • We design lab testing and scale-up to plant level.
  • We perform statistical analysis.
  • We demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm and a strong desire to learn and improve.
  • We complete Metallurgical balance procedures.
  • We work with process control team to monitor and improve control logic.
  • We develop and monitor critical metrics, make recommendations and alert operations where needed.
  • We behave in a way that demonstrates support of Newmont’s policies and procedures, and state and federal laws.

**The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Here is what we need to see from you!


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering.


  • 0-8 years of Process Metallurgical experience.
  • 2+ years of heap leaching experience.
  • VBA proficiency.
  • AutoCAD experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions & Location

  • The Cripple Creek & Victor (CC&V) Mine site is situated at elevations ranging from approximately 9,400 ft. to 10,600 ft. above sea level. As such, you must be physically capable of working at these altitudes.
  • Be prepared for frequent and potentially severe changes in weather conditions, requiring you to perform tasks within varying environmental challenges and altitudes.

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!

The salary range offered for this role is USD $58,400- 104,595. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; defined benefit pension; 401(k) program with company match; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; adoption assistance; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs