Cortez Metallurgist

Cortez, Nevada, United States
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 13, 2022
Full Time
Position Description:

Would you like to have a career with a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic mining company? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Our people division is growing, and we are looking for a Metallurgist at our Cortez Process operations.

At Nevada Gold Mines, our vision is to be the world's most valued gold mining business by finding, developing, and operating the best assets with the best people. We are committed to a safe work environment sending every person home safe and healthy every day and leaving a sustainable legacy on our host communities.


  • Work closely with production and maintenance supervision along with outside departments to ensure environmental compliance and safe functionality of the plant operation and maintaining of equipment.
  • Direct, train, and evaluate skills of subordinates and provide coaching for development.
  • Possess the capabilities to manage projects through all aspects of experimental design, engineering, forecasting, funding, construction, and commissioning.
  • Continue to develop automation of data collection.
  • Be a team leader with excellent communication skills and be able to provide technical assistance and analysis to process group stakeholders.
  • Understand strategic business planning and propose process improvement to maximize cash flow.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or equivalent Process-related degree required
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex gold metallurgical and processing analysis, hands-on practical application, and process optimization with 2 - 6 years' experience is highly preferred
  • Ability to research, analyze information and draw conclusions, and take action to resolve operational, environmental issues, permit compliance, and problem resolution from an operating plan status required
  • Proficiency in multiple software application and network platforms preferred
  • Experience in manipulating and analyzing large datasets programmatically is required
  • Ability to work with PowerBI, Tableau or set-up databases would be well regarded
  • Experience with the analytical instrumentation and theory of ion exchange is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills required
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to work and construct a team environment that creates and enhances the Barrick vision through understanding and capturing of future opportunities required
  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions of the position required

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including a competitive medical, dental, and vision plan with national provider networks, a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution, paid time off, company-sponsored medical clinics, company match share purchase program, and much more!
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.
  • Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.

The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick's Cortez; the combination of Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin; and the combination of Barrick's Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick's Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.

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