Metallurgical Co-op

Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Thunder Bay, ON, 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.

Metallurgical Co-op

Musselwhite mine site.


The Musselwhite Mine Metallurgy department is currently seeking a student for an 8–12-month work term who wants to gain on-site mine and milling experience through a work term placement.

Essential Duties

  • The Metallurgy department has operational and research opportunities focusing on optimization projects for unit operations such as: Crushing, Grinding, Gravity, Leaching, Carbon-in-pulp (CIP), Elution and Water Recycle. 
  • The projects will expose you to different areas of gold production including, but not limited to: safety management, project management, process automation, metallurgical test work, data analysis and processing, 
  • engineering design, etc.
  • Other responsibilities of the Metallurgy Student include, but are not limited to:
  • Learning the milling process from the production floor
  • Executing required metallurgical test work
  • Computation of daily/monthly mill production reports

Training & Experience

  • Preference is given to students with at least 2 years completed in a Chemical Engineering Technologist or Chemical Engineering Program
  • Previous experience in a production environment is an asset
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Organized
  • Flexible with day-to-day tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Working Conditions

  • The schedule for this position will consist of 14 days on and 14 days off, 12 hours per day.
  • The Musselwhite gold mine in northwestern Ontario is a fly-in, fly‑out operation on the southern shore of Opapimiskan Lake, about 480 kilometers (km) north of Thunder Bay in North West Ontario. 

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!

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, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required or recommended for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries.  If you are offered this position and the position entails international travel, you will need to comply with these requirements.  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.  Newmont may update its vaccination requirements, at any time, in its sole discretion.