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Engineer Metallurgic Senior

Date:  Apr 22, 2021

Denver, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) 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.


At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honored to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?

A person working as a Metallurgical Engineer IV will perform metallurgical test work in support of Newmont global operations with prescribed procedures, independently, under minimal direction. Key skills required are:

  • Demonstrating proven knowledge of hazard assessment & control, reading, comprehending safety documents such as SDS, chemical labels, warning signs, instruction manuals.
  • Sophisticated understanding of Metallurgy and Mining principles
  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people effectively, follow and deliver instructions.
  • Highly skilled in the ability work on several projects simultaneously.

Your role will consist of

The incumbent’s aptitude includes, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Leadership in ability to assess risks, taking immediate action, report near misses and accidents, develop accident mitigation actions, complete workplace inspections, and adhering to company and OSHA standards, policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Proficiency in ability to outline, scope, execute metallurgical test work, interpreting the results, providing recommendations to customers.  This can include circuit surveys and pilot plant testing.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of analytical and mineralogical lab areas and ability to maintain a professional rapport with key personnel in those areas.
  • Proficiency in understanding metallurgical flow sheets, metallurgical balances,  metallurgical models.
  • Ability to complete a site metallurgical accounting audit based on company standards.
  • Directly and/or indirectly supervises metallurgists 103 and below, technicians, interns, and contingent workers.
  • Actively involved with direct reports during goal setting, performance review and career development planning.
  • We promote and adhere to internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards by consistently maintaining a high quality of work.
  • We provide feedback/informed commentary regarding improvement opportunities and areas of risk to site laboratories.
  • The incumbent will ensure that all reporting required meets MTF standards and is completed and distributed on time.
  • Accountable for consumables purchasing, contract scoping, initiation, execution and close-out.  SAP experience is preferable.
  • Ability to develop business plans, report variances, and determine, track project expenditures.
  • We complete the duties of a contract partner host including scoping work, confirming risk mitigation, in-field monitoring, and QA/QC of work quality.


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

Here is what we would need to see from you!

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master Degree in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering, or related field is required.
  • Must possess sophisticated digital literacy in such programs as MS Office Suite, WebEx, SAP, Enablon/Cintellate, BPC, Tableau, LIMS, PI
  • Participates in workshops, conferences, and any educational courses directly related to metallurgy and/or other departments of the laboratory that are relevant to position.
  • Writes technical papers and presents on topics relating to technologies housed in the metallurgy department at conferences, workshops, Newmont events.


  • 7-10 years’ work experience in metallurgy is vital with required degree.
  • 7-10 years’ experience within a laboratory-testing environment is preferred.

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!

  • The position is located in the Malozemoff Technical Facility.
  • Maintains focus with repetitive tasks lasting 6-9 hours per day.
  • Work with laboratory standard chemicals, chemicals awareness is a must.
  • Wear personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, safety glasses, respirator, earplugs, and gloves to perform duties safely.
  • Willingness to put in extra hours as projects and priorities dictate.
  • Work will be conducted in office and laboratory environments with occasional requirement to enter mine operating and administrative areas.
  • Potential to lift heavy objects (<25lbs).

The salary range offered for this role is $83,600 to 109,725. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver