Manager - Metallurgy

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date ASAP

Hybrid Work Environment (3 days in office, 2 days remote with flexible hours)

Dress Code Business Casual

Location Downtown Toronto, Outside of Union Station (TTC & GO accessible)

A Great Place to Work


Who We Are


Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our four core values of Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture, and Rigorous Financial Discipline. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).


Mining responsibly is a priority for Kinross, and we foster a culture that makes responsible mining and operational success inseparable. In 2021, Kinross committed to a greenhouse gas reduction action plan as part of its Climate Change strategy, reached approximately 1 million beneficiaries through its community programs, and recycled 80% of the water used at our sites. We also achieved record high levels of local employment, with 99% of total workforce from within host countries, and advanced inclusion and diversity targets, including instituting a Global Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council.

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Purpose of Role

The Manager Metallurgy will contribute to the execution of the strategy for the metallurgy team, and assist with the design and implementation of technical plans and projects, ensuring their alignment with short and medium term organizational strategies. Provides information to team members that address internal or external business and regulatory issues. Undertakes projects to optimize performance in an area of metallurgy and makes recommendations on current and emerging practices and technologies that are a source of key competitive advantage. Provides technical expertise while facilitating the training and mentoring of employees.

Job Responsibilities


Use advanced-level knowledge in managing mineral processing projects and operational support


  • Oversees activities related to metallurgical test work conducted in laboratories and testing facilities.
  • Acts as an ambassador for continuous improvement within metallurgy; researches for new methodologies and tools to improve current practices.
  • Interacts with Operations Strategy and Technical Services personnel to define characteristics of ore resources/ reserves and corporate initiatives for operations excellence.
  • Foresees barriers to project success and escalates major issues.
  • Interacts with and/or supervises consultants and engineering groups engaged in development of specific Kinross processing projects at new or existing sites.
  • Collaborates with cross functional teams and considers the business impact of decisions on diverse groups; influences others to achieve project goals 
  • Participates in the study and execution of brown field and green field projects by representing the metallurgy field to the study, construction, commissioning, ramp-up and completion testing activities required of new or expansion projects.
  • Provides input to establishing and implementing best practices, policies and systems among our operations.
  • Provides technical input to site-based studies and operational improvements under mandate from site teams. 
  • Collaborates with peers to identify and analyze risks and opportunities related to the function.
  • Participates in technical due diligence reviews
  • Acts as an advanced professional on queries and issues related to technical area of expertise
  • Performs technical audits to support operations. 


To advise the management group on mineral processing and metallurgy


  • Prepares business cases and reports regarding projects and initiatives and presents recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders
  • Influences leaders and key stakeholders to buy into change efforts that will result in sustained competitive advantage


Sustainability Expectations


Assists in developing and implementing strategies and initiatives that support the organization’s 4PP. Proactively ensures Metallurgy and Mineral Processing initiatives fully consider health, safety and the impact on the environment and surrounding communities. Fosters a work environment where safety is a top priority. Assists in the development of policies and procedures relating to safety and the environment. Ensures that mine site technical staff and respective work areas are in compliance with Health and Safety policies and regulations. Ensures that mine site Processing staff have the necessary training, skills, knowledge, and tools to maintain Kinross’ high EHS performance and standards. Assists in accident and incident investigations and supports the implementation of new policies and procedures by agreed upon dates. Wears required safety equipment while at mine sites.

Scope of Responsibility & Complexity


Work is advanced in its complexity and involves new methodologies, approaches, or products requiring the interpretation of information to make recommendations. Problem resolution involves a high degree of independent judgement to interpret policy in situations where considerable variation in interpretation is possible. Applies theoretical concepts or original approaches to complete projects or assignments. Work is assessed based on attainment of objectives and effectiveness of results. Ensures quality standards are upheld in their field of specialization. May direct the work of project teams and / or task forces.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in  Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering
  • Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise
  • Generally more than 8 years of related work experience



  • Experience supervising or mentoring technical employees
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to circumstances
  • Well-developed technical report writing and presentation skills 
  • Very strong communications skills 
  • Team player with a strong inclination towards developing co-operative solutions 
  • Ability to quickly identify key technical and business issues
  • Must be self-directed and work well in a highly unstructured environment
  • Proven knowledge of mine site operations and resource requirements
  • Demonstrates advanced-level knowledge in metallurgy and testing procedures
  • Second languages skills
  • Experience leading projects of varying scope and complexity
  • Familiarity with accepted concepts, practices and procedures for predictive and preventative maintenance of mine processing systems and equipment

Travel Required


Our Approach to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in alignment with our health and safety standards, all Kinross Gold Corporation employees working from the Toronto office, must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of an approved vaccine. If offered this position, you must show proof of vaccination prior to be hired. Masks are not mandated in the office; however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if it is more comfortable for them. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.