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Metallurgical Engineer

Date:  Nov 19, 2021
Location: 

Timmins, 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.

Dimensions

 

The position will be reporting to Metallurgical Coordinator, provides input and offers his/her expertise and knowledge to the Metallurgical Coordinator/Mill Superintendent to help support decisions affecting production, maintenance, operational and safety issues.

The Metallurgist also interacts with the Geological and Technical Services Group on key projects, providing input to ensure optimum design is achieved.  Also, he/she is responsible for performing scoping tests, participates in pre and full feasibility level studies involving the mill and takes on and manages capital projects as assigned.

Purpose

 

The purpose of this position is to provide support to the operational side of the organization through effective collection and analysis of plant metallurgical and operating data. The position will also be responsible for proposing, executing and or managing projects aimed at improving the overall efficiency of the processing operations.

Assumes the responsibility of the Metallurgical Coordinator during his/her absence and completes special projects as requested by the Metallurgical Coordinator.
Backfills/assists for the refiner during absences or peak periods.

Ensure regulatory and inter-company environmental and safety procedural compliance, including compliance with Goldcorp Golden Rules and Sustainability Excellence Management System. Generate competent, workable, and safe mill process changes, plans and measure performance and effectiveness of existing designs and systems. Wear PPE at all times while in production environment.  Observe, correct and report unsafe conditions. Actively promote Golden Rules, carry and utilize the Golden Guide.

Essential Duties

 

Metallurgical information and reporting.

  • Create and analyze operational information to improve plant performance and reduce costs.
  • Gather information and perform analysis to assist in determining the budget and plan for mill metallurgical needs.
  • Develop and utilize plant software systems – PI Process Book, Centric, SAP.
  • Support continued compliance with International Cyanide Code Certification.
  • Carry out routine plant sampling and test work to support operations and project work.
  • Assist in metallurgical accounting duties including month end reconciliation and plant inventories.
  • Monitor and report on reagent consumption in the mill. 

 

Operational plant support

  • Provide technical support to the operations and maintenance teams to ensure efficient operation of all areas of the plant – Crushing, Grinding, Leach/CIP, Stripping and Refining.
  • Coordinate and conduct sampling from various stages of processing for laboratory analysis and testing. 
  • Regularly review key plant operational parameters and recommend changes as required.
  • Actively identify and implement plant improvement opportunities.
  • Optimize circuit performance and reagent usage to minimize cost and improve recovery.
  • Support safe and efficient operation of mill tailings treatment and effluent disposal processes.

 

Lead and participate in plant improvement projects.

  • Lead small to medium scale metallurgical projects utilizing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop project charters, work plans, schedules and budgets.
  • Execute work plans, manage schedules and budgets to effectively deliver project results.
  • Participate as a team member in other plant projects.
     

Training & Experience

 

 

FORMAL EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS OR EQUIVALENTS

  • University degree in mineral processing or Chemical Engineering or a 3 year Diploma in Metallurgical Technology.

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE – NATURE & LENGTH 

  • 3-5 years of experience in a minerals processing environment.


OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES    

  • Gold hydrometallurgical experience.
  • Rod and Ball mill operational experience.
  • CIP operational experience. 
  • Cyanide detoxification technology.
  • Gold gravity extraction experience.
  • Ability to use computer systems including Microsoft Office, SAP and the PI system.

Working Conditions

 

  • This position is located at Newmont's Porcupine mine site near Timmins, ON.
  • In this role, you will work a 4x3 schedule.  As such, if you do not live near the area, we will require relocation.

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.

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.  Further, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, 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.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.