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Senior Metallurgist

Date:  Sep 11, 2022

Cripple Creek, CO, US (United States)

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.

What will you be responsible for?


Newmont Cripple and Victor Mines is seeking a Senior Metallurgist II to provide technical support for the Crushing, Valley Leach Pad and Adsorption Desorption Recovery Facilities. The role will also be accountable for all production planning, including completion of stacking plans, metal plans, and production forecasting/budgeting. The position will help define production targets and troubleshooting of the leaching and recovery process to consistently achieve forecast/budget. This role will work closely with relevant site leadership, Process Operations and Maintenance groups, and other team members to safely achieve budgeted production targets.


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


  • Your safety and the safety of your reports
  • We ensure Environmental Compliance – Key Personnel for all Process Environmental Compliance
  • We lead all aspects of the Safe Operation of the Plants- All Areas Performance
  • People – Head Count Process Ops
  • We facilitate all process performance – key KPI and strategies to ways improve
  • Production (Plant efficiency, Leach Pad Stacking, Leach Pad Piping, Irritation Ounce Profile, Ounce Poured)
  • Water modeling
  • Long term Strategic Planning
  • Capital Budget Planning (Process)
  • Business Planning (Metal Plan, OPEX, CAPEX, Commodities, Headcount etc.)
  • We act as a liaison with customers and contractor representatives and communication with Process Asset Management and Metallurgy
  • We operate with transparent, felt, and engaged leadership within the Metallurgy group
  • We provide direct supervision of Engineers and Metallurgical technicians and assist with the evaluation of capital projects
  • We ensure that employees follow state and federal safety and health regulations, company policies and procedures, and the company's environmental compliance policy
  • We conduct staff and safety meetings. Ensure line-of-progression is determined and acted upon. Ensure training at all levels is being performed
  • We review and comment on plant design, production, and process, then initiate changes Constantly seek out new 'standard processes' and be able to present them to Managers and Directors.

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


Your training, skills, and experience checklist


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Chemical engineering
  • 8+ Years of Metallurgical experience in mining setting
  • Hands on experience in Gold Heap Leaching
  • Water Balance Modelling experience
  • Ore Stacking planning experience
  • Metal planning and recovery optimization experience
  • Experience with valley/heap leaching stacking and water modeling software/tools eg. BPC, AutoCAD, Xeras etc.
  • Good digital literacy.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work directly with others.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Leadership experience supervising others including Metallurgical Engineers.


Working Conditions and location


Where you will be located!

  • This position is located at the Cripple Creek & Victor mine site in Colorado.



The salary range offered for this role is $$144,360 - $180,450. 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; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; 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.


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs