Graduate Metallurgist

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Jun 20, 2022
Jul 20, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is a global-scale Australian gold producer with Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star's gold mines are all world-class, low-cost, high-grade gold mines, which together have produced over 20 million ounces to date. This large inventory means a further 10 years of mine life visibility ensuring Northern Star has a long future based on its Tier-1 operations of Kalgoorlie, Jundee and Pogo. Since acquiring these operations, Northern Star has been able to significantly extend the mine life and grow the resource base of all of our mines by investing heavily in near-mine and in-mine exploration.

We currently have an exciting opportunity at our Pogo operation for a recently graduated, or soon to be graduating Metallurgist or Materials Engineer at our Alaska Operations.


  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses,
  • Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D insurance and other benefits such as 401k and paid leave


The Graduate Metallurgist Program is a 2-year program which gives graduates the opportunity to apply their acquired education in a gold processing environment, to learn from experienced professionals, as well as the opportunity to work for a multi-national mining company. The Pogo mill provides the ideal opportunity to develop knowledge of grinding, gravity concentration, flotation, leaching and filtering unit operations. This program ensures that individuals will be mentored to understand and complete key metallurgical duties. As part of the graduate program significant time is allocated to spend with operations, maintenance and mining departments to gain a full appreciation of the mine sites operation. Graduates who successfully complete Northern Star's graduate program will have attained the experience which can open up a career path as a technical expert for not only Northern Star, but for the wider mining industry.


  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering Degree is required in Metallurgy/Materials or Chemistry from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Previous experience working in a mill, mine or other industrial setting is well regarded.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and display good problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer physical and drug test, as well as a criminal history and background check


Incumbents in this position must be willing and available to work a schedule of 15 days on, 13 days off and 2 weeks on, 1 week off, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Harsh weather conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, internet & cable tv programs. Cell service is available when using Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.


Northern Star offer fantastic internal opportunities for you to progress and develop your career as well as a competitive remuneration package including incentives and benefits.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions will be given first consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.