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PRODUCTION METALLURGIST

OceanaGold
Full-time
On-site
Kershaw South Carolina United States

Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values – Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork – which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Check us out - https://oceanagold.com/

OGC VALUES: CARE | RESPECT | INTEGRITY | PERFORMANCE | TEAMWORK

OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/OceanaGold

Job Description

JOB RESPONSIBILITES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maximize the value of our natural resources, plant and equipment through:
  • Contributing to safe work environment with a goal of no lost time injuries.
  • Developing team members to increase value globally and within the team.
  • Achieving or exceeding budget compliant targets for gold production.
  • Achieving or exceeding budget compliant targets necessary for cost/tonne and AISC.
  • Actively improving areas of safety and environmental protection and awareness.
  • Contributing to departmental performance in turn increasing milling OEE%.
  • Conduct and assist with investigative and systematic testing for plant recovery improvements, cost reduction and/or plant throughput improvements.
  • Attend to a variety of production / metallurgy meetings and maintain required channels of communication.
  • Coordinate and manage external consultants and resources as required.
  • Help coordinate activities for metallurgical laboratory as required.
  • Attend trainings/development programs and perform other reasonable duties required by the Company.
  • Demonstrate at all times the OGC values of Respect, One Team, Contribute, and Knowledge.
  • Adhere to Health, Safety, and Environmental policies. Contributes to the achievement of targets & objectives, and applies procedures, permits and instructions.

 

 

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Position Qualification:

  • Knowledge:
  • Basic understanding of Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of comminution, flotation, CIL, carbon handling, refining, cyanide destruction circuits.
  • Basic knowledge of analytical and metallurgical laboratory operations.
  • Basic knowledge of plant process control systems including advanced process control techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of metallurgical accounting procedures and gold standards protocols.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills with complex problems, including both definition of the problem and generation and evaluation of solutions.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including goal setting and monitoring of both own and others’ performance.
  • Knowledge of water treatment processes is beneficial.

 

  • Skills & Abilities:
  • Proven commitment to behaviour-based safety culture.
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels of employees in a positive and cooperative manner for mutual success and the success of the company.
  • Ability to develop processing parameters for optimum gold production.
  • Ability to decide from a range of competing options where the outcomes are not entirely predictable.
  • Ability to quantify economic benefits associated with proposed and implemented process modifications.
  • Strong written and oral interpersonal skills, including motivating and harnessing the energies of others in a positive productive outcome.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and the ability to work with others in a team environment.

 

  • Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, or other science related field(s).
  • Two or more years of experience in ore processing operations preferred.
  • Communication Skills:
  • An advanced level of oral and written communication skills in English is required.
  • The ability to write and review detailed technical reports is required.

 

  • Mathematics Ability:
  • College level mathematics skills required.

 

  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Certificates:      none
  • Licenses:          none
  • Registrations:   none

 

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrate and promote OceanaGold’s behavior-based safety culture.
  • Act in a manner that builds trust and demonstrates integrity.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with others.
  • Demonstrate high levels of accountability and employee empowerment.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuously improving the safe and efficient operation of the process. Act with a sense of urgency when troubleshooting and resolving problems, especially problems concerning safety and our license to operate.

Additional Information

Key Competencies:

  • Quality Communication: Communicates regularly, both written and oral, in a wide range of forums to both operations and maintenance personnel
  • Project Management: Coaches/supports others to manage improvement projects – required to track project progress and report
  • Time Management: Able to pace own work. Able to work unsupervised. Capable of readjusting priorities when necessary.
  • Managing/Directing People: Adopts a ‘supervisory’ role for TEAM Coordinators and the PDM Technicians.
  • Team Member/Contributing to Team Success: Able to understand own role and how it contributes to the overall output and objectives of the business.
  • Driving/Facilitating Change: Identify opportunities for improvement and deliver through implementation and the management of any associated change.
  • Maintaining Work Standards: Creates/revises work standards.  Requires changes/improvement to work practices as an outcome of TEAM improvement projects.
  • Focus on Quality: Prepared to challenge the status quo.  Demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear, and see.
  • Must be able to work shift work with 12-hour shifts.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves, and any other protective equipment as required.

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