Leaching Technical Advisor

Miami, AZ, United States
Competitive
Feb 17, 2021
Mar 19, 2021
1139
Technicians
Permanent
Full Time
English
POSITION PURPOSE

Reporting to Superintendent Hydromet and Assay, the Leaching Technical Advisor is responsible but not limited to providing technical support for Leaching and the SX-EW Plant

As an employee of Pinto Valley Mine, the Leaching Technical Advisor will abide by all rules and regulations designed to create a safe workplace. They must wear the designated PPE in order to perform their duties and act in a manner that keeps them and their fellow employees safe. They must also report any workplace hazards to ensure corrective can be taken to prevent injury.

REPORTING TO:

Superintendent, Hydromet and Assay

COLLABORATING WITH (Key departments, External Groups):

Internal:
  • Mine, Processing (including Crusher, Mill and SXEW), and Metallurgical Department

External:
  • Business Services, Human Resources, HSE and

Contractor / Vendor Services (as required)
  • Instrument Service Representatives and Engineers

PEOPLE REPORTING TO THIS POSITION (Name of Position):

Internal:
  • None


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Leaching Technical Advisor will provide technical support to the leaching and the SX-EW Plant.
  • Liaise with the Mine Department, Mine Planning, Geology, Maintenance, and SX-EW Personnel to ensure leach dumps are optimally utilized.
  • Be familiar with the short and long range leach dump plans. Visit the dumps on a frequent basis to assure the plans are being followed.
  • Monitor leach solution chemistry and recommend changes/improvements as needed.
  • Monitor SX-EW operation parameters and recommend changes/improvements as necessary.
  • Analyze data for trends and anomalies.
  • Work with SX Supervision to enter work requests and follow up to maintain equipment availabilities.
  • Provide vacation relief for Superintendent, Hydromet and Assay


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge
  • A degree in Mining, Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering is preferred
  • 1-3 years of previous mining experience

Key Competencies / Skills
  • Valid U.S Driver's License.
  • Able to speak, comprehend, read, and write English.
  • Proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP, etc.)
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see.
  • Occasionally required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50-70 pounds) during course of workday.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment required.
  • Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes, and airborne particles.