Senior Metallurgist

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Date: Nov 20, 2018

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Responsibilities

• Use advanced-level knowledge to support mineral processing projects and operational support.

• Directly manages programs conducted in laboratories and testing facilities for projects

• Acts as an ambassador for continuous improvement within metallurgy; introduces 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.

• Participates in technical projects

• 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.

• Provides input to establishing best practice among the group of operations in mill metallurgical accounting practices and review of daily, monthly and annual metallurgical reports

• Provides technical input to site-based studies and operational improvements under mandate from regional directors.

• Monitors and evaluates metallurgical performance of the selected operations and if required develops and executes test programs for improving mill recovery, throughput and costs. 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

• Collaborates with peers to identify and analyze risks and opportunities related to the function.

• Participate in technical due diligence reviews

• Fields queries and issues related to technical area of expertise

• Participates in technical audits to support operations.

 

Education and Experience

 Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering
  • Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise
  • 8+ years of related work experience in mineral processing facilities or engineering group

 

Experience

  • In-depth understanding of Kinross’ processes a definite asset
  • Experience in supervising or mentoring technical employees
  • Experience in leading projects of varying scope and complexity
  • Experience in interfacing with consultants and engineering contractors
  • Experience in leading and contributing to feasibility studies, engineering designs and business plans

 

Skills

  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets
  • Proven knowledge of mine site operations and resource requirements
  • Familiarity with accepted concepts, practices and procedures for predictive and preventative maintenance of mine processing systems and equipment
  • Second languages skills such as French, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish would be an asset

Closing Date and Additional Information

Applications for this role will close on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:59pm (EST).

Some travel is required for this role.

 

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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