Senior Metallurgical Technician

Location: Red Chris Mine - Canada Posted Date: May 21, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 979099 Careermine Job Id: 1842307
Newcrest Mining Limited, a global mining company and Australia’s largest gold producer has recently expanded its footprint into British Columbia as the operator of a Joint Venture company, Newcrest Red Chris Mining Limited. At our Red Chris mine we are recruiting a Senior Metallurgical Technician to join the Mill Operations team. This position is for work at the remote Red Chris mine located 80 km south of Dease Lake, BC, on the traditional territory of the Tahltan. The successful applicant will be required to work and stay in camp during their shift rotation. We offer a number of designated flight marshalling points within BC. Qualified applicants from the local communities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Metallurgist responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Development and/or use of policies and procedures related to metallurgy and safety
  • Supervising and performing routine metallurgical laboratory test work
  • Support the Plant Metallurgists in optimizing plant performance through delivery of routine diagnostics and upkeep of the on-line courier system and particle size analyser
  • Pro-actively monitoring behaviours in order to maintain a safe work environment
  • Ensure compliance with all safety, environment, quality, schedule, cost and security requirements
  • Diagnostic flotation and comminution testing and steam sizing analysis
  • Generation and sizing of monthly composite analysis
  • Calibration upkeep and maintenance of the on-line courier system and the particle size analyser
  • Inspection and maintenance of on-stream samplers
  • Training and supervision of other members of the Metallurgical team

Qualifications and Experience
  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum five years laboratory experience required, preferably in a mining environment
  • Previous supervisory experience in a laboratory environment preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience in database systems desirable
  • Experience in conducting metallurgical test work e.g. batch flotation testing, comminution testing and general sample preparation
  • Experience with maintenance and calibration of on-stream analysers desirable
  • Detail and results oriented with the ability to multitask, and adhere to deadlines
  • Highly motivated and autonomous
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent safety record

You must have working rights in Canada to apply for this role.

We thank all candidates that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.