Metallurgist, Mineralogy
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 2 días

Job description : Purpose


As a member of the Process team and reporting to the Metallurgist II Mineralogy & Geomet, the Metallurgist Mineralogy is accountable for Mineralogy section operations, development , reporting and data analysis to ensure optimum process plant metallurgical performance is met in line with set targets and best practices.

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Maintain HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within their sections.
  • Implement the metallurgical process strategies associated with the mineralogy section.
  • Consistently deliver and exceed the main KPI’s as directed.
  • Participate in the work activities of the section on a day to day basis, serving as technical support to operations personnel to enhance plant operating performance
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on process performance (including in-plant sampling & results).
  • Conduct troubleshooting and analysis to identify root causes and corrective actions to improve plant performance.
  • Accustomed to carrying out advanced calculations and possess ability to analyze and understand statistical metallurgical and mineralogical data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate accurate transfer of information in both an upward and downward direction.
  • Ability to assemble data and provide clear and accurate analysis of plant performance.
  • Constantly seek out and implement innovative solutions.
  • Adopt FQM Way culture Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Metallurgist II Mineralogy & Geomet
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy Mineral Processing, Geology or related field.
  • Skills
  • Commitment to SHEC performance
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of metallurgical process improvement and control strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants.
  • Good analytical skills for identifying process shortfalls, bottlenecks and implementing process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and accountable for actions.
  • Accustomed to carrying out advanced calculations and possess ability to analyze and understand statistical metallurgical data.
  • Good cognitive and analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a "team" environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience

  • Experience in metallurgical process operations would be highly regarded,
  • Direct experience in complex metallurgist / engineering roles with specific experience in base metal crushing, milling & flotation.
  • Experience in ore microscopy
  • Language
  • Fluency in English is desirable and proficiency in Spanish highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.


  • Driven for results.
  • Proven strength in delivery of quality service
  • Striving for continuous improvement
  • Strength in cultural adaptability
  • Working Conditions

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential BIBO

    Safety and Environment

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Ensure all Safety and Environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings
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