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Metallurgical Engineer

Location: Kearny
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Positions Open: 1 Site Name: Ray Mine Site Location: Kearny, US-AZ, 85237Position Title: Metallurgical Engineer Position Overview: Reporting to the Metallurgical General Supervisor of the Metallurgical Lab, the position's primary responsibility will be at the Leaching and L-SX-EW Operations with some oversite from time to time at the Milling and Flotation Operations. The position will also be responsible for evaluating process data, metallurgical testing and continuous process improvement on the milling, flotation or the SXEW plant. Position Responsibilities: Analyze LSXEW or Concentrator performance by calculating reagent use, sampling process stream, checking the mill circuit, flotation circuit, inspecting process controls, and analyzing performance. This position requires the following:

  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Capable of training and development of plant operators.
  • Able to analyze and determine correctness of daily metallurgical reporting.
  • Conduct metallurgical accounting for the plants; and
  • Develop and implement optimization and cost reduction strategies on plant consumables.
    • Ensure that work practices within the concentrator, filter plant, and tailings areas, and L-SX-EW areas comply with company, local, state, and federal safety, and environmental standards.
    • Able to account, track and predict copper recovered from Leaching pads. Experience in solution mining techniques.
    • Conduct and interpret daily break time tests, mixer optimization for extraction efficiencies and provide recommendations to operations based on these results.
    • Interact with workforce and Human Resources, Purchasing, Accounting, etc., to ensure compliance with established company policies.
    • Assist in training and mentoring of junior metallurgical engineers in gaining new skills and achieving their full potential.
    • Report results from testing and evaluation to Metallurgical General Supervisor and Metallurgical Manager.
    • Substitute as Control Room Supervisor position as needed.
    • Be familiar with all aspects of the Metallurgical Technician job and help out when the need arises
    • Responsible for executing, supporting, and enforcing the Company's Environmental, Health and Safety program as required by OIS policy, directives, and principles. Education and Experience:
      • Bachelor's in Metallurgical, Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering as minimum.
      • Master's degree in Metallurgical, Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering will be preferred.
      • Six -7 years of mineral processing experience in operations or equivalent metallurgical laboratory experience.
      • Experience with leaching & SXEW operations and SAG milling and flotation is required or a willingness to learn such skills in hydrometallurgy.
      • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook and other metallurgical modeling software.
      • Strong background in statistical analysis of process or experimental data as applied to process improvement or willing to learn such skill. ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY
        • The job requires training or instruction in the area of environmental Awareness.
        • This job requires training or instruction in the area of Safety & Health awareness including completion of the appropriate MSHA training. A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially, and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes. ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen. ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage and 401(k) plan with company match. The Ray mine is located 64 miles southeast of Phoenix and 70 miles northeast of Tucson. We have a robust carpool / vanpool program and encourage employees to participate. Employees save more than 50% of their commuting costs while reading, sleeping, or just enjoying the view. PI207654857

Keywords: ASARCO LLC, Gilbert , Metallurgical Engineer, Other , Kearny, Arizona

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