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Senior Metallurgist


Oversee metallurgical activities related to a large-scale heap leach operation including preparation of metallurgical balances and reports, conducting metallurgical testing, and developing management system procedures. Contribute to safe, efficient, and optimal Plant performance.




  • Provide metallurgical research test development to improve process efficiency and increase the recovery. 
  • Design and development of metallurgical leach tests.
  • Application of metallurgical research methods in minerals.
  • Monitor gold production of heap leach using various methods including sampling, computer modeling and testing.
  • Implement quality management system procedures for accurate metal production reporting.
  • Implement safety, as well as environmental procedures and ensure Plant documentation is up to date.
  • Work with operations departments (both Mine and Process) to develop and execute operational plans (ROM ore loading, solution management).
  • Develop Process Operators and Lab Technicians for safe, comprehensive contributions to Process Operations and Lab test work.
  • Fill in for supervisor when required.
  • Actively participate in the execution of various Business Improvement projects within the Process Department and carry out other duties as assigned.



  • Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mineral Processing.
  • 5 years, preferably in the mining industry; will consider graduate engineers
  • Experience in the processing of gold ore by heap leaching and familiar with other methods such as gravity, flotation, and CIL.



The annual salary-range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000, based on experience.

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles