29th May 2019
Geochemistry, Laboratory Testing, Mining Engineering
Experience Level
5 - 10 years, 10 - 20 years
Academic Level
Bachelor's Degree
$120k - $150k
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On behalf of a growing gold mining company, Rockstaff are sourcing experienced metallurgists for an opportunity in the Cochrane District in Ontario, Canada.

This position will be responsible for metallurgical performance of all mill and assay lab operations, safely maximising the performance of the processes and to strive for continuous improvement.

This position works closely with all mill departments (Operations/Maintenance/Analytical Laboratory/Backfill) and also works hand in hand with the mining departments, geology, exploration, toll milling clients, ore haulage contractors, external contractors and external consultants.


  • Supervises and directs metallurgical and assay lab staff
  • Provides daily technical support to mill & lab operations
  • Develop and directs lab and plant test programs for improving mill performance
  • Assist operations with implementation of new plan practices
  • Prepares reports on departmental projects, consumables, metallurgical balances and production
  • Participates in mill budgets with Mill General Foreman for the Mill Superintendent
  • Interacts with mill operations and mill maintenance to maximise mill efficiencies in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner
  • Provide daily technical support to troubleshoot and correct mill metallurgical problems
  • May fill in for the Mill General Foreman and/or Mill Superintendent in their absence
  • Provide input into process control system development, maintenance, and optimisation
  • Supervise and direct metallurgical departmental activities
  • Has overall responsibility for mill metallurgical accounting including daily, monthly, and annual metal balances
  • Has overall responsibility for refinery operation and metal production
  • Responsible for monitoring gold shipments, assay exchange and refinery settlements
  • Interact with geology, mine planning, and ore control personnel to define metallurgical characteristics of ore reserves and to optimise throughput and recovery
  • Has overall responsibility for mill sampling systems and practices
  • Stay current with new developments in metallurgical technology and plant practices
  • Assumes a leadership role in training and development of metallurgical and assay lab staff
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality and environmental policies
  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management
  • Maintain accurate records and files
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions and carrying out corrective actions as needed
  • Manage for recovery, throughput and cost
  • Identifies KPI’s for the Met and assay lab teams, sets performance targets, and measure, manages and monitors these KPI’s
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by Mill Superintendent

Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field and 5 years supervisory experience in a mining operation. Metallurgical Technologist with 5 years experience in gold metallurgy and supervision would be acceptable.
  • Detailed knowledge of all phases of gold processing including grinding and agitated leaching with cyanide, carbon absorption and regeneration, and refining
  • Superior judgment and the ability to make good decisions are essential
  • Must be able to identify the root problem, symptoms of a problem, and drive positive changes
  • Proactive, forward-thinking individual who plans and anticipates, rather than reacts
  • Strong verbal, written analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Attention to detail, a clear sense of priorities, and effective time management skills
  • Ability to consistently exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance
  • Significant experience in process plant management, particularly Tertiary qualification in Metallurgist, Engineer or Mineral Processing
  • Project management & development skills
  • Contract documentation skills
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