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Date:  Nov 26, 2022

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)


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.

Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The role

Are you a Metallurgist with experience in managing and supporting projects?

Can you provide leadership and direction to a team of Metallurgists?

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Metallurgist to join our Tanami Operation. You will be responsible for the short and medium term performance and optimisation of the Process Plant as well as providing leadership and direction to the Metallurgy team on site.

In this role, you will

  • Be responsible for the ongoing monitoring, optimisation and reporting of Process Plant performance
  • Maintain and identify opportunities for metallurgical accounting
  • Contribute towards the planning and execution of plant and laboratory trials
  • Manage and provide support to projects within the Processing department
  • Prioritising and managing the number of active projects to ensure that they can be resourced and completed in a timely manner
  • Provide assistance in the employee development of Plant Metallurgists, Project Metallurgist, Graduate Metallurgist and Laboratory Technicians

The person

  • Tertiary qualifications in Metallurgy or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in a Metallurgy role
  • Prior experience in a gold or base metals and milling operation
  • Excellent communication and team based skills
  • Proven ability to work at a senior or supervisory level
  • Demonstrated mentoring abilities
  • Ability to provide clear direction and achieve change

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Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


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