Senior Metallurgist

Date:  Sep 9, 2023

Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CA (Canada)


Newmont  is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont  is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont  was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.


The Senior Metallurgist is a member of the process team and reports to the Operations and Metallurgy Superintendent. They are responsible for process optimization and metallurgical accounting. The Senior Metallurgist ensures that production, metallurgical performance, operational cost, health and safety and environmental objectives are met. They must subscribe to the company’s principles of sustainable management and excellence and follow the organization’s code of conduct.

Essential Duties

  • Provide metallurgical technical support for the following operations: crushing, grinding, gravimetry, flotation, filtration, cyanidation/CIP/elution, cyanide destruction, paste backfill and industrial wastewater treatment plant (IWTP) operations.
  • Ensure that the plant’s objectives are achieved and that the process is stable on a daily basis with a view to continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate and manage the refinery and metallurgical laboratory supervisors.
  • Oversee gold production and quality control.
  • Plan and coordinate lab tests to optimize metallurgical performance based on established priorities.
  • Participate in monitoring analysis laboratory quality control and make proposals and recommendations for improving practices.
  • Be the go-to person for short-term technical and OHS decisions for the concentrator and the IWTP.
  • Validate metallurgical balances and performance indicator reports.
  • Review month-end reports and oversee metallurgical accounting.

Essential Duties (continued

  • Investigate OHS events, environmental incidents and production losses and draw up and implement appropriate action plans.
  • Coordinate projects and activities with corporate metallurgy teams.
  • Know, follow and support company rules and policies, especially concerning health and safety.
  • Ensure the technological development of the concentrator in collaboration with operations, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical groups.
  • Develop and maintain monitoring tools for operations and projects under development.
  • Carry out all tasks required to perform the duties of the position.

Training & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in process engineering, chemical engineering, materials and metallurgical engineering or mining engineering with mineral processing option
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in the mining industry
  • Good computer skills, familiarity with MS Office Suite
  • Experience in mining and/or metallurgical plants
  • Experience in developing and implementing projects in a plant environment
  • Bilingual (English/French)

Skills and competencies

  • Sense of responsibility, attention to detail and leadership skills
  • Staff and asset management skills
  • Ability to adapt
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work with others in a multicultural environment

Working Conditions

  • Eleonore mine site’s (Fly-in, fly-out)
  • Schedule: Eight days of work followed by six days off.


If you are interested, please send us your resume via the company website at 


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!


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview. 


As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 


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.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your anticipated start date, and you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.