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Plant Metallurgist

Job no: 498828
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery 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 Rosebery:

Rosebery is an underground polymetallic base metal mine located in the township of Rosebery in Tasmania, Australia and is 100% owned by MMG Limited.

With continuous production since 1936 Rosebery mine has current potential to extend life beyond 2028.  This underground mine has continually attracted and produced world class professionals. With a strong community focus and core values including safety and integrity, we are proud of our role in community development and our economic contribution to the local Tasmanian industry.

The operation continues to deliver excellent operational performance and employs over 500 employees and contractors who reside in the local region.

Plant Metallurgist

Reporting to the Superintendent Metallurgy, the Plant Metallurgist is responsible for the provision of daily technical assistance to metallurgical operations through monitoring, recording and communicating plant performance as well as identification and development of improvement opportunities to maximise concentrator value recovery.

The role is offered on an 8/6 roster basis.

Competencies, qualifications and skills:

  • An unwavering commitment to workplace safety and a demonstrated expertise in establishing cultures and systems that embed safety awareness.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Metallurgy, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated site-based experience in base metals flotation.
  • Experience with using metallurgical accounting systems and substantial exposure and use of PI data historian and Process Book.
  • Metallurgical testwork techniques (plant surveys and trials, sample preparation, laboratory flotation testing)
  • Excellent communication and effective management skills with an ability to work and influence in a team environment.
  • Previous concentrator experience and understanding of core processes within base and precious metal concentrators including crushing, grinding, gravity gold recovery, base metals flotation, thickening, dewatering and paste operation methods for analysis of process data to diagnose and improve plant performance.
  • Understanding of metallurgical mass balancing, modelling and simulation, plant trial, survey and laboratory testwork techniques.
  • Understanding of mineralogical analysis techniques, information and correlation to plant performance.
  • Understanding of operating processing plant cost drivers.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identify opportunities for improvement, and develop ideas generated by Metallurgical, Operational and Maintenance teams to allow for appropriate project scoping and prioritisation.
  • Review Metallurgical and Production targets continually, while providing technical input to personnel as required to optimise plant throughput, recovery and concentrate grade performance to achieve or exceed these goals.
  • Undertake laboratory and plant testwork and surveys to identify, ratify and execute improvement opportunities to assist delivery of safety, volume and cost targets.
  • Scheduling of concentrate for transport from site to ensure daily consignments are maintained within specifications.
  • Forecasting of production and reagents.

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances in line with Company Policies.
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Relocation support where required to the point of hire

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.

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

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.

Advertised: Tasmania Daylight Time
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Diversity at MMG

At MMG, our aim is to recruit diverse, talented people and to encourage them in their professional and personal development.

Our intent is to create a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.

Our goal for diversity and inclusion is to create an environment where diversity and inclusion is utilised across the business to drive high performance and superior results.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy drivers


To ensure our workforce is diverse in a way that reflects our communities.


To create an inclusive and equitable culture.


To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

Students and graduates

MMG offers various pathways for graduates and undergraduates to join MMG and gain a range of experiences in the minerals and metals industry.

We typically have annual graduate and undergraduate intakes for the major regions in which we operate such as Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lao PDR and Peru.

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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

MMG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx: 1208), and operates and develops copper, zinc and other base metals products across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

Vacation Program

We typically offer summer vacation employment to undergraduate students.
Our Vacation Employment Program provides an opportunity to gain practical experience and obtain an internal view of possible career options as well as supporting local universities close to our mining operations.

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