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Newcrest is currently searching for a specialist Process Control Metallurgist to support its Lihir operation over the next year, extending to other Newcrest sites into the future. Reporting to the Senior Metallurgical Advisor - Process Control, this new role is required to provide process control support for the commissioning and optimisation of new and existing processing plant at Lihir. This includes a new fourth autoclave and associated equipment, new grinding mills, and future installation of large flotation cells and VTM3000 Vertimills.
The secondment is scheduled to be of a minimum of 1 year Fly In Fly Out with our Lihir metallurgical teams. A key focus will be on the rapid stabilisation and optimisation of the new and existing processing equipment through the implementation of appropriate process control. The successful applicant will also play a proactive role in improving throughput and recovery, working closely with the site metallurgical, operations and engineering teams.
- Working knowledge of minerals processing and gold extraction processing
- Working knowledge of autoclave processing
- Provide process control support
- Train and mentor site based personnel
- Work with and utilise the existing DCS support team
- Utilises technical support from external consultants as and when required
- An active involvement in processing plant commissioning tasks
Above all the successful applicant must seek to maximize the production output from the Lihir and other processing facilities through the implementation of robust and effective process automation.
Past experience with the control of mineral processing plants is desirable. Ideally you will have a number of years experience at a senior level and carry a tertiary qualification in Metallurgy, Mineral or Chemical Engineering or a related discipline; proven history within a Mineral Processing environment with plant commissioning or optimisation. In addition you must be self-motivated, safety conscious and be able to work in a multi-cultural environment. This position presents a challenging career opportunity for a committed working person. To apply for this role please follow the links below