Senior Metallurgist

  1. Full-time
  2. Kasibu

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental and social performance.  For more than 31 years, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities, and strong returns for our shareholders.

Our global exploration, development, and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of established operating assets including the Didipio Mine in the Philippines; Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America.  The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects communities around the world. They also contribute to sustainable economic growth in the regions where we operate and direct employment for more than 2,500 people.

Check us out - https://oceanagold.com/


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:

Applications close 31 August  2023.  Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in the Philippines.

Job Description

OceanaGold are seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, and reliable Senior Metallurgist to safely manage, motivate and participate as part of the technical team, to identify and realize aspects associated with ore processing, to maximize gold and copper recoveries, develop testing regimes and analyze data for project work to realize process plant recovery and throughput improvements.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conducts investigative and systematic testing for plant recovery improvements, cost reduction and or plant throughput improvements
  • Optimize reagent usage through continuous coordination with external consultants and suppliers on laboratory tests works and plant trials
  • Provides technical support to the Operations department to improve Process plant performance
  • Process plant monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Leads the Metallurgical staff to ensure that the Metallurgical laboratory effectively delivers results for Process Operations
  • Monitors and evaluates Process Plant parameters to identify and act upon potential risks or improvement opportunities
  • Coordinates and supervises the Metallurgical staff in completing applicable test works, business case study and process design prior to project execution
  • Liaises with engineering and maintenance personnel to effectively deliver project requirements through project management
  • Performs efficient data and cost-benefit analysis
  • Reports on production by preparing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly statistics as required
  • Liaises with Maintenance personnel to ensure technical requirements of the Process Plant are met
  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of production reports by utilizing channels of documentation
  • Responsible for mentoring the Junior Metallurgical team
  • Ensure compliance to company policies and procedures, statutory requirements and support to compliance with ISO 14001 and 50001



  • Behaviour consistent with OceanaGold Values and the OceanaGold Way
  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering
  • Licensed Metallurgist
  • 7 years of experience in a Metallic Mine processing plant and exposure to gold and copper base metal extraction including exposure to Automated Control Systems (DCS) and SCADA is preferred
  • High levels of enthusiasm for the work with high-performance goals for self and team
  • Commercial acumen relevant to the role and strong demonstrated abilities to lead and work effectively within culturally diverse workforce settings
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Pro-active attitude toward health and safety


Additional Information

  • Highly attractive remuneration package inclusive of health and life insurance benefits
  • Great opportunities for career advancement with an international mining company
  • Friendly roster with great onsite foods, accommodation, and with transport from point of hire is provided for non-Didipio residents
  • Professional development skills training opportunities provided
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