Specialist- Processing

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values – Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork – which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

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: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/OceanaGold

Job Description

The following are department objectives that all Process personnel work to achieve:

  • No Lost Time Injuries.
  • Development of team members to add value to Oceana Gold group and individuals within the team.
  • Achieve or better production number for gold production.
  • Achieve targets at or less than budget for costs.
  • Strive to improve areas of safety and environmental protection.
  • Increase production while reducing cost per tonne or ore through the mill.
  • Increase mill throughput and utilization of the plant.
  • Demonstrate and promote OGC values at all times.

To meet these objectives, the plant specialist will perform several duties. The primary role is to ensure that all plant personnel are trained and able to carry out duties and responsibilities while working in the process plant. Training includes:

  • Development, expansion, and maintenance of e-learning modules for plant operators.
  • Schedule, coordinate and oversee hands-on training for employees from all process groups.
  • Help lead the two-week onboarding training program for new employees.

Other responsibilities can include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as a representative when dealing with contractors, and coordinate and manage consultants and resources as needed.
  • Lead ICAM’s for the processing department with safety.
  • Work with and lend support to the technical (metallurgy) team as needed.
  • Help organize and assess the process risk assessment each year for the plant.
  • Attend trainings/development programs and perform other duties required by the company from time to time.
  • Perform other duties as required by the company.


One or more of the following criteria must be met

  • PREFERRED: Engineering Degree (Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy) or Teaching Degree, preferably higher level with emphasis in curriculum and instructional design.
  • OTHER: Experience and skills related to plant operations. This includes crushing, grinding, flotation, CIL, elution, and mobile support equipment as well as working around mills, conveyors, pumps, and chemicals.
  • OTHER: Experience in LOTOTO and Permit to Work systems in the mining industry (or similar heavy industrial type industry), including a strong safety background and good understanding of energy types and isolation procedures.

Additional Information

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Occasionally may be required to work early morning or evening hours to meet global organizational needs.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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:


Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. 


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