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Senior Metallurgist

The Senior Metallurgist will provide technical expertise, execution and metallurgical solutions by analyzing production data for accuracy and consistency. Optimize the metallurgical processes and provide accurate metallurgical allocation of gold and silver, including compliance with metallurgical accounting standards. Arrange and control of work to manage heap leaching performance and production under the direction of the Chief Metallurgist. Work closely with process, ore control, assay/metallurgical lab and outside departments to ensure environmental compliance and safety is adhered to daily. Report metallurgical or process issues and make recommendations to Chief Metallurgist on resolutions. Mentor and develop junior metallurgist to further understand metallurgical methodology and application of processes. Your initial task will be to assist in the overall metallurgical strategy to assistant in the restart process.


Provide training and documentation of QA/QC compliance for all assay and metallurgical work completed in support of heap leach and plant optimization test planning.
Distribute weekly reporting to senior management team on all metallurgical tests in progress.
Directly responsible for overseeing the process ponds that includes oxidation, barren and pregnant solution ponds.
Indirectly, train and provide technical knowledge to Merrill-Crowe supervisors and operators on the sensitivity of the metal recovery process.
Adapt to novel process situations caused by the implementation of a new technology upstream of areas of responsibility.
Interact with the Process Technical Superintendent and Laboratory Manager on metallurgical samples to ensure proper pH, Alkalinity, Sulfate, Iron, Oxygen, Moisture and metal content are within range in order to produce gold and silver through the Merrill-Crowe system.
Provide expertise with Merrill-Crowe systems in the initial commission phase and beyond.
Provide a unique perspective on problem solving and troubleshooting for the oxidation process.
Organize and maintain operating data that can be used to predict and avoid future processing problems as the performance of the plant is refined over time.


Metallurgical Engineer Degree with a minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years direct metallurgical experience in a production minerals lab.
In-depth experience, knowledge and background in commissioning a Merrill-Crowe processing plant.
Ability to work with a team environment and excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required.
Ability to assist with budgeting, set priorities, meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy, and to develop, support, and promote safety, environmental awareness and grow the technical talent of direct reports.

For more information, or to submit your resume for consideration please contact:
Jan de Ville
(303) 440-8686

To apply for this job email your details to jdeville@minestaffing.com