Plant Metallurgist

The Deflector Gold Copper Processing Plant provides an unique combination of multi-mineral processing within a mill constrained environment. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple unit processes (primary milling, gravity recovery, flotation, concentrate dewatering, tails regrind, CIP, elution recovery) while also looking at opportunities for throughput improvement. With three mineralogically different ore bodies being treated through the process plant, you will provide metallurgy-based decision making to develop appropriate blending strategies. The high performing team on site has been able to achieve record recovery and throughputs since commissioning the CIP plant in 2021. THE ROLEReporting to the Metallurgy Superintendent, you will be responsible for ensuring ore recovery is maximised at all stages of Processing, through monitoring of equipment and analysis of samples. You will champion safe, efficient and cost-effective ore production, guiding Process Operators to achieve optimal production and exceed targets.Key responsibilities of this role will include:Collaborate with the operations team to optimise equipment performanceEnsure budgeted outputs are met or exceededEffective metallurgical data management and analysisContribute evidence-based direction on changes to operating strategies.Take ownership of Metallurgical accounting and reporting.Oversee performance and maintenance of the on-stream analytical (OSA) equipment.Plan, undertake and report on Metallurgical sampling, testwork and projects.Demonstrate safety leadership and accountability in the Plant.Engage with Process operators to improve their knowledge of the circuit.ABOUT YOUYou are a talented, highly motivated individual with a hard-working attitude who wants to work within a team of likeminded metallurgists. You have a passion for Metallurgy and strive for continuous improvement and best practice in everything you do.You have:Formal qualification in Metallurgy or related scienceProven experience in a Plant Metallurgist positionExperience with OSA equipment would be preferredFixed gauge and x-ray radiation licenses will be highly regardedStrong understanding of laboratory processesSolid understanding of gold plant processing including crushing, grinding, flotation, gravity separation/cyanide leaching and dewatering (thickening and filtration)High level of ability in Microsoft products and use of SCADA and PI Historian systems preferredExcellent communication and report writing skillsWorking knowledge and understanding of Metallurgical accountingWA "C" class driver's licenseFamiliarity with the Mines Safety and Inspection Act and RegulationsThis is the perfect opportunity for a motivated metallurgist looking for the next challenge in their career. It is offered on an 8:6 FIFO roster from Perth and will allow you to become an integral part of our growth and success. You will work with an exceptional group of Metallurgists and Operators in the Processing team and be mentored to develop your skills at a truly unique, fun and supportive operation.To apply, please send your resume and brief covering letter by following the APPLY prompts. You must hold full work rights for Australia to be considered for this role.We are looking to hire this position directly in the first instance, however should we require assistance, our Preferred Supplier agencies will be contacted to provide options.  AUD Perth 6000