Job no: 498626
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine
We are MMG and we mine for progress.
At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, our communities and shareholders.
Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.
We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of
thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.
MMG Dugald River:
Dugald River is one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations, located near Cloncurry in Queensland. Dugald River was successfully commissioned ahead of schedule and under budget, with first production of zinc concentrate leaving Dugald River in November 2017. Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years to process an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.
MMG Dugald river has a current opportunity for a Project Metallurgist to support the production and technical teams through process analysis and improvement initiatives for the concentrator to deliver on Safety, Volume and Cost targets.
Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist – Projects, the key focus of this role is to identify systemic issues which are hindering optimal performance and develop corrective strategies to improve value recovery performance.
This role is based on an 8/6 roster, drive in drive out from Cloncurry or Mount Isa or fly in fly out from Townsville or Brisbane. Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances if you live within the local community.
Qualifications Skills and Competencies;
Tertiary qualification in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering.
Manual driver's license.
Demonstrable metallurgy experience preferably in Lead / Zinc base metals flotation
Designing, planning and executing metallurgical testwork programs, especially around ore characterisation and geometallurgy.
Previous exposure to mass balancing, modelling and simulation (JKSimMet/JKSimFloat desirable).
Some of your key responsibilities will include;
An unwavering commitment to workplace safety and a demonstrated expertise in establishing cultures and systems that embed safety awareness
Support the delivery of key metallurgical technical improvement projects to address systemic variances from expected performance.
Undertake metallurgical testwork on future ores, using the results to update and maintain the metallurgical performance models (with all assumptions documented) as well as provide updated guidance to technical and operations personnel on operating strategies.
Identify and evaluate new processes, procedures and technologies which have the potential to improve value recovery.
Implement programs aimed and improving the longer-term metallurgical understanding and performance of the concentrator.
Provide coaching and mentoring of junior technical and operations personnel to further their understanding of metallurgical processes.
Provide coverage for the Plant Metallurgist when required
What we offer
Flexible FIFO from Townville or Brisbane
Access to MMG Charter flights to Brisbane and Townsville for family/leisure purposes
Financial Support for families where children attend boarding school
Retention payment for long term Cloncurry residents
On-site accommodation at Dugald River is provided in fully air-conditioned en-suite rooms and includes meal service and room cleaning. The new village features, communal media facilities including 4G coverage, onsite Medical Centre, sporting, brand new swimming pool and gym facilities.
As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate. If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage
MMG is committed to supporting our local communities of Cloncurry Shire and Mount Isa City Council Local Government Areas. MMG encourages local residents to apply for opportunities at Dugald River.
Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time 29 Mar 2021
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time
28 Apr 2021
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