Senior Mineral Processing Metallurgist

Morson International / CTSNA - Victoria, BC (30 days ago)

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Position: Senior Mineral Processing Metallurgist

Location: Vancouver, BC

Primary Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the technical competence, work coordination, and scheduling for completion of laboratory and pilot plant research programs. The incumbent is responsible for client relationships/communications and meeting client requirements for successful project completion. He/she ensures that work meets established quality standards and Company procedures. The incumbent is accountable for setting and controlling project budgets and issuing project billing invoices. The incumbent has responsibility for health and safety, environment, productivity, and quality priorities, ensuring that all of these issues are addressed and optimized.

This job description applies to Senior Metallurgists in the technical groups of Mineral Processing

(Grinding and Flotation), Extractive Metallurgy.

Reporting To: Group Manager

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Establishes methods and procedures to complete assigned work schedules and coordinates work activities with other Project Managers, Metallurgists/ Engineers and Technical Staff.
  • Establishes and understands client’s needs and objectives for a successful project or campaign.
  • Prepares projects technical and financial proposals.
  • Carries out all the planning, scheduling and coordination required to execute a project or campaign.
  • Implements project management methodologies for the planning and control of a project or pilot plant campaigns.
  • Communicates routinely with clients, peers and sub-ordinates involved in each program.
  • Prepares interim and final technical, reports, as required.
  • Controlling project budgets and prepares project billing information for invoicing (when required).
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the set-up of machinery, equipment for laboratory and pilot plant circuits,
  • Carries out pilot plant project planning and co-ordination including risk assessments, technical protocols, sample planning and technical training of technicians.
  • Reviews all equipment for Health and Safety standards
  • Trains staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.

Business Function:

  • Promotes a team environment among staff.
  • Ensures the training needs of staff are met and maintains a motivated workforce.
  • Sets goals and reviews employee job performance and training needs.
  • Constructively resolves work issues where they arise and recommends work measures to improve
  • productivity and the quality of results.
  • Follows all Health, Safety and Environment policies and regulations at all times.
  • Some off-site travel for projects and extended hours on/off-site will be required from time-to-time.
  • Possible travel to other SGS metallurgical laboratory locations in Canada or overseas on either
  • short term assignments or longer term assignments as part of a strategic initiative.
  • May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.

Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving

(indicate examples of the decisions which the incumbent can make independently e.g. following standards to new/unique and the level of analytical thinking required e.g. well defined to highly abstract)

  • Develop plans to achieve specific short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Modify or change established methods and procedures, but stay within prescribed standards (e.g., legislative boundaries, regulatory requirements, customer specifications, etc.)
  • Analyze data and make recommendations collaborating with manager/other
  • metallurgists/consultants as appropriate based on specialized technical competency
  • Consult with technical experts if required within and outside of the organization.
  • Work requires strong problem solving abilities for both technical and organizational (interdepartmental) challenges.

Job Complexity (indicate examples the types of problems to be solved and the scope of technical

skill/knowledge required)

  • Work requires analyzing, troubleshooting and adaptation of existing procedures to achieve the
  • desired results.
  • Development of inventive solutions to unique problems-approval where required.
  • Must be able to analyze project data and make technical recommendations.
  • Work requires the development of solutions through the application of advanced specialized

Impact of Decisions (indicate the typical impact on the organization of decisions, recommendations and actions of the position e.g. own time, immediate work area, own department, number of departments, corporate/divisional goals.)

  • Impact on position’s own time and work and on co-workers.
  • Impact on position’s own department and potential impact on other departments.
  • Impact on customers.
  • Impact could involve all or some time management, financial, future business, reputation
  • throughout the industry, timelines, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Impact on H&S of all levels of employees throughout the site.

Contacts

(describe the nature of communication required for the position. Consider Internal contract (those within SGS) and External contacts (e.g. clients). Communication may be verbal or written or both.

Examples of purpose of communication:

  • Provide clear instructions to technicians, technologists
  • Discussion of problems with technologists or other involved participants.
  • Discussion of results with clients
  • Completing an incident report
  • Writing reports which include recommendations for future work
  • Chair meetings; lead work group/committee discussions
  • Counseling, coaching technologists and metallurgists

Leadership/Guidance

Number of Direct Reports: 0

describe the nature of communication required for the position. Consider Internal contract (those within SGS) and External contacts (e.g. clients). Communication may be verbal or written or both.

Examples of purpose of communication:

  • Provide clear instructions to technicians, technologists
  • Discussion of problems with technologists or other involved participants.
  • Discussion of results with clients
  • Completing an incident report
  • Writing reports which include recommendations for future work
  • Chair meetings; lead work group/committee discussions
  • Counseling, coaching technologists and metallurgists

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Accountable for the Health, Safety and Environment of personnel and the enforcement of all
  • regulations as per the Company Health and Safety Manual, and the immediate reporting of any health, safety or environmental incidents, accidents or concerns to the Manager / Supervisor and H&S department for action.
  • Demonstrates good and safe work habits and enforces a clean working environment.
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices, e.g., Health & Safety, working with acids and other harmful

Profile

  • Bachelor University degree in Chemical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Hydrometallurgy, Mining Engineering, Materials Engineering or in a related science discipline or equivalent.
  • 8 - 10 years of previous working experience in a minerals related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Required Skills

  • Previous experience in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy or gold extraction, including flowsheet, development, bench scale testwork and pilot plant programs.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Previous experience in a consulting function or plant operation would be an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in the supervising of technical teams.
  • Experience with financial/budget responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates above average verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Demonstrates the ability to write complex technical reports.
  • The ability to manage technical staff and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment is essential.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer & business software, along with information management applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Extended hours may be required from time to time.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: $70,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year

Language:

  • English (Preferred)