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Processing & Laboratory

Production Metallurgist
Full Time

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Job Overview

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Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Regis Resources Ltd (30%), Tropicana produces approximately 450,000 ounces annually. The Tropicana operation comprises a significant open-pit mine with a 6-year life as well as the newly developed Boston Shaker underground. The Boston Shaker underground has a mine life of 7 years with significant exploration upside being realised with a large brownfields drilling budget to support Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve growth creating an exciting future. Coupled with this, working at Tropicana provides the opportunity to work with a gold mining major on a stable, long life and well-managed operation.

We are now seeking a Production Metallurgist to join our Processing team. This permanent role is based at the Tropicana Gold Mine on an 8/6 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) roster from Perth.

Accountable to the Superintendent: Metallurgy, this role is accountable for all metallurgical activities associated with the operation of the processing plant.

The main tasks of the roles include:                 

  • Exhibit a high degree of safety and environmental awareness, promote safe systems of work and environmentally responsible work practices;
  • Provision of technical support to operations to ensure the required production and metallurgical efficiency;
  • Liaise closely with internal peers including mining, geology and maintenance departments;
  • Manage internal and external laboratory test work associated with daily plant monitoring, projects and improvement activities;
  • Daily, weekly and monthly metallurgical accounting;
  • Producing accurate, timely reports and forecasts on metallurgical performance vs budget;
  • Daily monitoring and management of plant performance, recoveries and efficiencies;
  • Coordinate and gather data and information for metallurgical performance reports;
  • Prepare CAPEX proposals for projects;
  • Gather and prepare data and information for budget processes including production, costs and projects;
  • Development and review of procedures and work instructions associated with laboratory, gold room and metallurgical tasks in the processing plant;
  • Supervise and lead a team of Metallurgical Technicians and Instrumentation Technicians.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in Gold processing with respect to crushing, HPGR grinding, ball milling, CIL/CIP, elution, electrowinning, smelting, thickening, and tailings disposal;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering;
  • Experience with metallurgical testwork and laboratory processes;
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience within the mining industry and gold processing plants;
  • Current WA Drivers Licence;
  • Able to work FIFO, 8/6 roster;
  • A National Police Clearance;
  • Permanent work rights in Australia (mandatory).

To be successful in this role you will also need to share AngloGold Ashanti’s values and its commitment to safety and the environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global mining organisation that values its employees and promotes a diverse and inclusive culture.

As well as offering a highly competitive remuneration package and a newly introduced performance bonus scheme, we offer challenging work and career development prospects and all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) are eligible for fully paid private health cover, we also provide free annual flu vaccinations, professional memberships and paid parental leave.

We also have a number of active committees and programs that support our employees from a diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and career development perspective. 

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any vacancy advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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