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Senior Metallurgist - 12 month contract

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Chemical Engineer Jobs, Material Jobs, Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Description

To provide technical leadership in mineral processing.  To provide recommendations on current and emerging practices and technologies and to implement solutions that provides key competitive advantage. To participate in business and / or project planning and execution by offering technical and cross-functional expertise.


Sustainability Expectations
Assists in developing and implementing strategies and initiatives that support the organization’s long-term objectives and Kinross Way Forward culture. Proactively ensures Metallurgy and Mineral Processing initiatives fully consider health, safety and the impact on the environment and surrounding communities. Fosters a work environment where safety is a top priority. Assists in the development of policies and procedures relating to safety and the environment. Ensures that mine site technical staff and respective work areas are in compliance with Health and Safety policies and regulations. Ensures that mine site Processing staff have the necessary training, skills, knowledge, and tools to maintain Kinross’ high EHS performance and standards. Assists in accident and incident investigations and supports the implementation of new policies and procedures by agreed upon dates. Wears required safety equipment while at mine sites.


Scope of Responsibility & Complexity
Work is advanced in its complexity and involves new methodologies, approaches, or products requiring the interpretation of information to make recommendations. Problem resolution involves a high degree of independent judgement to interpret policy in situations where considerable variation in interpretation is possible. Applies theoretical concepts or original approaches to complete projects or assignments. Work is assessed based on attainment of objectives and effectiveness of results. Ensures quality standards are upheld in their field of specialization. Directs the work of project teams and / or task forces.

Job Responsibilities

To use advanced-level knowledge to manage mineral processing

  • Helps to manage technical projects including defining and achieving project goals, anticipating and minimizing risks and managing resources.
  • Works closely with other members of the corporate metallurgical group to develop best practices and plant improvement initiatives
  • Directly manages programs conducted in laboratories and testing facilities for projects
  • Acts as a change agent for areas related to metallurgy, including assessing readiness to engage in change efforts; and designing and implementing change strategies
  • Interacts with and/or supervises consultants and engineering groups engaged in development of specific Kinross processing projects at new or existing sites
  • Provides input to establishing best practice among the group of operations in metallurgical operations and plant accounting practices, under mandate from regional directors. Monitors and evaluates metallurgical performance of the selected operations and develops and executes test programs for improving mill recovery, throughput and costs. Responsible for preparation of monthly status and final reports on all technical studies
  • Participates in all Kinross initiatives to monitor and develop best performance in environmental, health and safety areas
  • Participates in the execution of site projects by providing metallurgical expertise to the construction, commissioning, ramp-up and completion testing activities required of new or expansion projects.
  • Identifies the need for and develops company-wide standards, procedures, and policies and ensures compliance with industry and professional regulations
  • Ensures all projects are integrated with other business activities and that regional and functional interests are represented; ensures redundancies across improvement projects are minimized
  • Prepares business cases and reports regarding projects and initiatives and presents recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders
  • Influences leaders and key stakeholders to buy into change efforts that will result in sustained competitive advantage


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering
  • Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise
  • 5-8– years of related work experience in mineral processing facilities or engineering group

Additional Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • In-depth understanding of Kinross’ processes a definite asset
  • Experience in supervising or mentoring technical employees
  • Experience in leading projects of varying scope and complexity
  • Experience in interfacing with consultants and engineering contractors
  • Experience in leading and contributing to feasibility studies, engineering designs and business plans
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets
  • Proven knowledge of mine site operations and resource requirements
  • Familiarity with accepted concepts, practices and procedures for predictive and preventative maintenance of mine processing systems and equipment

Second languages skills


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Job Segment: Materials Science, Metallurgy, Chemical Research, Engineer, Science, Manufacturing, Engineering

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