Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the Plant Metallurgist will optimize the operation of the processing facilities by performing metallurgical control, research, and development activities, and providing advice relating to production inputs. The Plant Metallurgist will also identify process improvement opportunities, assist in resolving process challenges, and coordinate continuous improvement projects.
Specific responsibilities include:
Leads projects to optimize process efficiencies, resolve process challenges, and meet budgeted production and safety goals.
Performs bench-scale leach, SXEW, and other metallurgical testing.
Provides metallurgical support and guidance to operations and maintenance personnel.
Supervises the preparation of samples and their analysis.
Ensures accurate and timely reporting of production results.
Maintains metallurgical data bases.
Observes safety rules and procedures.
Works independently or as part of a team to complete tasks and projects.
Acts as a relief SXEW supervisor as required and perform other duties as assigned.
Professional Experience / Qualifications
Three or more years of SXEW or related experience is required with additional wellfield or water treatment experience being desirable.
Computer proficiency with all Microsoft Office products.
Experience with metallurgical database systems, such as Capstone, PI, or equivalent.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Ability to analyze and accurately document work products in a comprehensive and timely manner.
Self-motivated, with strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time.
Willingness to perform physically demanding tasks, such as climbing stairs/ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, etc.
Must be willing to work all shifts and/or weekends to support troubleshooting and testing activities on an as needed basis.
Ability to demonstrate discretion during job related decisions and in corporate relationships involving confidential subject matters and materials.
Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical or Chemical (or related) Engineering.
About Florence Copper
Company Background and Culture
Florence Copper is located in the historic Copper Corridor of Arizona – a region steeped in copper mining history. The project offers a unique opportunity to provide strong economic benefits to the community of Florence and the State of Arizona with minimal environmental impact.
During its lifetime, Florence Copper is estimated to create close to 500 jobs for Pinal County and generate $3.4 billion in economic activity for the State of Arizona.
In September 2017 construction began on Phase 1 which consisted of the $25 million Production Test Facility (PTF) and associated wellfield. Operation of the PTF commenced in December 2018 and will continue until the well field is incorporated into the commercial facility well field, which is anticipated to commence construction in 2020. The PTF is designed to prove the environmental integrity of the in-situ copper recovery process as well as provide important technical information to inform commercial facility design.
Florence Copper is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taseko Mines Limited which is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Taseko is also the operator and 75% owner of the Gibraltar copper/...molybdenum mine in Canada and various other development projects. For more information on Florence Copper and Taseko visit our website at www.tasekomines.com