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SENIOR METALLURGIST

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Chemical Engineer Jobs, Metallurgist Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Nevada
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
19-Jan-18
Recruiter:
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description.

Under the supervision of the Process Manager, the incumbent undertakes assorted fundamental research and development projects with an end objective of improvement of heap-leach and plant operating and maintenance efficiency. The incumbent will introduce sound metallurgical practice to all process changes and recovery improvements and will support to the operational areas looking for more efficient process. Incumbent will supervise all assigned Metallurgists and Metallurgical Technicians and conduct all required personnel reviews, safety meetings, safety inspections, and task observations while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Design and supervise plant sampling surveys, including proper sampling as required by the particular attributes of the unit operation being studied.  Analyze the data extracted and make recommendations for change based on interpretation of the results using sound engineering principles.
  2. Design and carry out laboratory process simulation tests using bench-scale grinding, other related processes.  Scale-up from bench-scale results.  Design plant tests and organize and run these plant tests.  Report on results of all tests.
  3. Metallurgical accounting and control of gold inventories (solutions, carbons, ponds, tanks, pad, etc.)
  4. Maintain current knowledge of industry practice and innovation and technological change.
  5. Will write up procedures and SOP’s for routine sampling and testing conducted in the process.
  6. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  7. Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  8. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  9. Works without risk or harm to self and others.
  10. Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  11. Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  12. Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  1. Accuracy and precise work is required.
  2. Ensure that sound engineering practice and principles are used.
  3. Requires an understanding of computer modeling.
  4. A Bachelor’s Degree in chemical or metallurgical engineering is required.
  5. 10 years’ experience required, including operating plant experience.
  6. Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  8. Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  9. Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  10. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  11. Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
  12. Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  13. Requires valid driver’s license.

Skills

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

Kinross Competencies

  • Strategic Effectiveness

Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.

  • External Engagement

Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.

  • Business Focus

Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.

  • Living the Kinross Values

Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles.

Reporting Relationships

• May direct the work of project teams and/or task forces and provide training and guidance to entry level professionals
• Typically reports to the Chief Metallurgist

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P3)

Knowledge (P3)

Leadership (P3)

Complexity (P3)

Impact (P3)

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.

Closing Date:
16/02/2018

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