Barrick Gold

Senior Plant Metallurgist

Jabal Sayid, Saudi Arabia
Nov 01, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Work Term
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Full Time
Senior Plant Metallurgist

Location: Jabal Sayid, Medina Province, Saudi Arabia


  • Reporting to the Process Superintendent, we are searching for a mature, driven and focused Senior Plant Metallurgist with extensive base metal (Copper) sulphide flotation experience
  • Role will be the 2IC for the Process Superintendent
  • Maintain OH&S standards and ensure compliance within the process plant
  • Coordinate the daily to monthly Metallurgical and Technical inputs required for achieving the Budget and Forecast production plan
  • Ensure reagent and consumable consumption remains within Budget and Forecast, liaise extensively with Supply Chain in managing all Process reagents and consumables, while assisting to move closer to Just-In-Time stockholding of key process consumables
  • Manage the complete Technical Metallurgical Function, incl Metallurgical Accounting
  • Identify and manage continuous improvement initiatives to deliver improved performance
  • Build a collaborative team between Process and across sectional and departmental boundaries
  • Mentor Saudi Metallurgists, Chemists and Senior Operating Personnel, and lead Technical Training programme for the Saudi Operating Personnel, skills transfer and coaching, with record keeping (portfolio of evidence that training is done)
  • Will be required to act as Process Manager


  • Minimum 4-year Tertiary Qualification in Extractive Metallurgy / Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years Metallurgist / Senior Plant Metallurgist / Process Superintendent / related Technical experience preferably in a base metal concentrator, employing crushing / grinding / flotation technology
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills and able to assemble data and provide clear and accurate operational performance reports to both senior and subordinate reporting lines
  • Business / Management qualification will be advantageous
  • MS Office Suite and current working knowledge of SCADA operating platform and related control systems
  • Previous expatriate experience will be advantageous
Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong commitment and adherence to OH&S principles
  • Solid Leadership style, able to Motivate Self and create and sustain a Motivated Team environment to ensure getting the work done
  • Drive, Sense of Urgency, Ownership and Accountability
  • Ability to be a Team Player and a Team Leader
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment where Respect is paramount
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a demanding environment
  • Diligent, thorough and proactive and enthusiastic

  • JKSimMet knowledge and understanding
  • Mass Balancing techniques working knowledge
  • Mineral Processing Plant Design

What we can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations

About Barrick

Barrick's vision is to be the world's most valued gold mining business by finding, developing and owning the best assets, with the best people to deliver sustainable returns for our owners and partners.

Barrick is a sector-leading gold company which owns five of the industry's Top 10 Tier One assets (Cortez and Goldstrike in Nevada, USA; Kibali in DRC; Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali; and Pueblo Viejo in Dominican Republic) and two with the potential to achieve Tier One status (Goldrush/Fourmile and Turquoise Ridge, both in the USA). Barrick has the lowest total cash cost position among senior gold companies and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth in many of the world's most prolific gold districts. Barrick Jabal Sayid copper operation is located 350 kilometers north-east of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It's a 50/50 joint venture operation with Ma'aden. The first shipment of copper concentrate occurred in December 2015, and the mine commenced commercial production in July 2016.

Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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