Plant Metallurgist

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Aug 02, 2022
Sep 01, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is an Australian ASX 100 gold producer with four Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star is the second largest Australian gold producer and among the top 25 gold miners globally. Northern Star continues to invest in building a strong asset base through strategic acquisitions and aggressive exploration to extend the mine lives across its world-class operations and generate earning accretive value for its Shareholders through operational effectiveness

Due to expanded production, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Plant Metallurgist at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule.

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team
  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.

What's the role?

The Plant Metallurgist reports to the Metallurgy Superintendent, and the primary role is to provide technical advice, information and solutions to improve the fundamentals of the processing plant and to implement project work and systems to deliver safety and operational improvement within the Processing department.

Duties include:

  • Provide metallurgical and processing operations advice
  • Maintains the metallurgical accounting system, and generates daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly balances as required, in accordance to the company Metal Accounting Standard.
  • Monitor plant performance analyse operational/assay data and set up systems that provide performance trends that can be used to identify areas and opportunities to improve plant performance
  • Optimising processing plant comprises of crushing-grinding circuit, flotation circuit, roaster circuit, gravity circuit (Knelson and Acacia), CIL circuit and elution.
  • Conducts plant investigations and improvement projects to improve recovery, increase throughput and reduce cost as required
  • Optimise, maintain and upgrade the plant control systems as required.
  • Seeks improvement opportunities with the key reagent and consumable suppliers

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly self motivated individual who will display behaviour consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The specifics:

  • Degree majoring in Metallurgical Engineering / Extractive Metallurgy / Chemical Engineering from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Current Driver's License.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in the metallurgical processing plant in the gold or base metal industry.
  • Relevant experience and exposure to comminution and flotation circuit will be highly regarded.
  • Proven track record of process improvement and/or cost savings project implementation will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain or exceed best industry practice in all metallurgical tasks.
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office, Pronto, INX
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have good comprehension of safe operating procedures, safety rules, policies, emergency procedures, and MSHA requirements.
  • Must pass a post offer physical and drug test, as well as a background check.

The Details:

Working a 15 days on, 13 days off schedule of days and nights, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme 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, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

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.

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Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

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.