Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Apr 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

The Company:

Our client, Lihir Gold Limited operates one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea 900kms north-east of Port Moresby on the tropical Niolam Island (Lihir Island). Committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive work culture, Lihir's mission is to deliver superior returns from finding, developing and operating gold/copper mines whilst providing long term employment opportunities. Globe 24-7 has been selected as the recruitment partner to assist with the sourcing process for this position and look forward to applicants who meet the required skills, experience and qualifications.

The Role:

We are seeking a Metallurgist for a position on Lihir Island, PNG. Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist you will be responsible for providing technical support and expertise for metallurgical activities to ensure optimum and cost-effective metallurgical performance is achieved within Processing and to support operational and maintenance personnel in order to maximise gold recovery.

Essential criteria:
  • Tertiary Bachelor's Degree in Mineral Processing, Metallurgy or similar essential.

  • 3 - 5 years relevant work experience essential.
  • Knowledge of assay and metallurgical laboratory operation in a large-scale mining environment.
  • Proficient in PI Process Book or similar system
  • Technical and systems skills of all aspects of laboratory test work covering flotation, acid and caustic cracking, leach, solvent extraction, and separation processes for a planned major rare earth recovery and separation project including managing the overall design of process flowsheets, plant layouts, material handling systems, manpower requirements, equipment procurement and material utilization.
  • Possess sound technical skills in all areas of Production Metallurgy including Ore Blending, Crushing, Milling, Flotation, Thickening, Pressure Oxidation, CCD Washing, CIL, AARL Elution, Electrowinning, Lime Slaking, Process Control and Metallurgical Accounting.
  • Be able to design, manage and execute Plant Trials, Surveys and Metallurgical Testwork for new or existing standards.

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite.

  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment
  • Must have proof of a completed Police Clearance within the last 6 months

The Rewards:

This position offers a competitive remuneration package and is an excellent opportunity for a professional to further their career with a world-class operation.

Contact Us:

Please apply directly by submitting your Cover Letter, CV + Support Documents, preferably as a Microsoft Word or PDF document.

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