SMM Pogo
  • 15-Nov-2017 to 29-Dec-2017 (AKST)
  • Mill
  • Fairbanks, AK, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time Salaried

Yes


Pogo Mine is seeking a  Metallurgical Engineer I, or II, depending upon experience. 

Our successful candidate will be part of a progressive team  and will have the ability to learn and grow in our position. Please provide a professional resume, cover letter, and the names, titles, and current email address for three professional references on your electonic application.

JOB PURPOSE

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to extract precious mineral materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications of the Pogo Mine. Provide operating support and perform technical engineering work projects to improve the metallurgical performance of the mill in order to ensure that operating costs are within the Company's assigned budget and timeline.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES for a Met 1:

• Utilize PI and process control data acquisition interfaces, and metallurgical accounting software (entire system – dore accounting to month-end reconciliation).
• Develop scopes and designs and material take-offs. Manage activities and resources, and schedule events.
• Guide the Milling operation. Optimize the equipment and process to maximize overall performance. Maintain compliance by enforcing the key regulatory aspects of the operation. Resolve technical problems.
• Having the knowledge and skills to provide improvement to the process. Recommends improvements. Can implement improvements. Can develop contingency plans to avoid problems. Can anticipate problems and prevent them from happening.
• Set priorities and manage own time so tasks are completed in the needed order and on time, depending on the needs of the work group and the department.
• Observe details (in the plant, test work, etc.) and relate observations to technical knowledge and past experience. Improve the operation of the equipment and process to maximize overall performance, by using observations.
• Conduct basic and intermediate statistics and interpret data. Identify meaningful patterns and trends, and simple correlations.
• Identify the root cause and provide multiple solutions to simple problems, situations, and issues.
• Set objectives, prioritize, identify opportunities, provide options, assess impacts, and make decisions within work group in low risk situations.
• Establish common ground and win the support of others through influence and persuasion. Handle common objections and develop trusting relationships.
• Ask open-ended questions and listen in a manner that encourages the other person to carry on. Speak to draw others to explore new ideas and motivate them to act. Facilitate constructive conversation with others and share perceptions and interpretations. Express own point of view in an unsupportive environment.
• Prepare and present a packaged presentation to a small group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES for a Met II: 

Manage smaller project budgets.

Utilize PI and process control data acquisition interfaces. Create and utilize specialized computer applications (multi-element mass balance, modeling and simulation, statistical procession, and Process Control/DCS). Utilize, update or improve metallurgical accounting software (entire system dore accounting to month-end reconciliation).

Understand internal and external customers and suppliers. Meet the operating and production requirements (dore quality, reagent contracts, permitting compliance).

Develop scopes and designs and material take-offs. Manage activities and resources, project implementation, project risks, project teams, and schedule events.

Guide the Milling operation. Optimize the equipment and process to maximize overall performance. Maintain compliance by enforcing the key regulatory aspects of the operation. Resolve technical problems. Incorporate process control aspects. Manage compliance with operating practices.

Having the knowledge and skills to provide improvement to the process. Recommends improvements. Can implement improvements. Can develop contingency plans to avoid problems. Can anticipate problems and prevent them from happening. Apply knowledge to bring processes to new levels of performance. Develop alternative approaches to meet changing needs. Develop and apply new ideas.

Set priorities and manage own time so tasks are completed in the needed order and on time, depending on the needs of the work group and the department.

Observe details (in the plant, test work, etc.) and relate observations to technical knowledge and past experience, unfamiliar and complex situations. Improve the operation of the equipment and process to maximize overall performance, by using observations.

Conduct intermediate to advanced statistics and interpret data. Identify meaningful patterns and trends, and complex correlations. Build complex models. Estimate the reliability to data derived from surveys and tests. Design surveys and data collection methods which are statistically reliable.

Identify the root cause and provide multiple solutions to medium to complex problems, situations, and issues with conflicting priorities within the department and potentially between departments.

Set objectives, prioritize, identify opportunities, provide options, assess impacts, and make decisions across complex and ambiguous situations involving multiple options.

Establish common ground and win the support of others through influence and persuasion. Handle common objections and  

develop trusting relationships. Influence others and achieve win-win agreements in situations where there is resistance to change.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

None.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical or Mineral Processing Engineering, or closely related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES:

Valid driver's license. MSHA certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE Met I:

One year relevant work experience. Course work, or senior thesis projects may be substituted for the one year of work. Prefer experience with process controls development and optimization. Prefer operational experience with milling, flotation, and leach/CIP systems. Paste backfill experience is alos preferred.

EXPERIENCE Met II:

Three years progressively responsible relevant work experience. Prefer experience with process controls development and optimization. Prefer operational experience with milling, flotation, and leach/CIP systems. Paste backfill experience preferred.

SKILLS:

Critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Strong planning and organizational skills. Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company. Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Persuasion and negotiation skills.

ABILITIES:

Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to assume increasing levels of responsibility. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials. Ability to work in a team with a high regard for Quality and Environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production. Ability to observe details and relate information to technical information. Demonstrated ability to interpret data and identify patterns and trends. Ability to create reliable recommendations. Ability to deliver presentations. Ability to effectively resolve technical problems. Ability to utilize specialized computer applications (multi-element mass balance, modeling and simulation, statistical processing, etc.).

KNOWLEDGE:

For Met 1:

Basic knowledge of process improvement. Basic understanding of applicable compliance procedures and regulations.

For Met II:

Advanced knowledge of process improvement. Knowledge of Metallurgical accounting software. Knowledge of operating and production requirements. Advanced knowledge of applicable compliance

EQUIPMENT USED

Personal computer, copier, fax machine, and scanner.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS

A rotation schedule consisting of two weeks on/one week off at a remote campsite located 88 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska.  Extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high decibels, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

TOTAL COMPENSATION

ACCOMODATIONS:

Requires staying at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, game room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and dorm room having phone, internet & cable TV. 


TRANSPORTATION:

The company provides bus service to and from Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction or Tok.

BENEFITS:

Competitive wages with pay progression (may be achieved with demonstrated proficiency, work and training requirements, in the various tasks associated with the department's progression.), Gold Bonus, Safety Bonus, Medical, Dental, Vacation, Long Term Disability, 401(k), sick & vacation leave including paid holidays.

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