Heap Leach Metallurgist

Job Description

McEwen Mining is looking for a Senior Metallurgist to join the Process Operations group at the Gold Bar Mine. The successful candidate will be involved with the day-to-day safe production, plant improvements, metal accounting and trouble-shooting problems within the process department.

Under the supervision of the Process Manager, the incumbent undertakes assorted fundamental research and development projects with an end objective of improvement of heap-leach and plant operating and maintenance efficiency. The incumbent will introduce sound metallurgical practice to all process changes and recovery improvements and will support to the operational areas looking for more efficient process


  • Work closely with operations, maintenance, ore control, metallurgical/assay labs, and outside departments to ensure environmental compliance and safe functionality of plant operations.

  • Possess the capabilities to manage projects through engineering, forecasting, funding, construction, and commission.

  • Must be a team leader with excellent communication skills and be able to provide technical assistance and analysis to process group stakeholders.

  • Perform other duties as assigned Including:

  • Gold Bottle Roll Leach and Column Test Work

  • Reagent Tracking

  • Gold Shipments

  • Metallurgical Reporting

  • Metallurgical Intern and Met Tech Supervisor

  • Carbon Activity Test Work

  • Metallurgical Reporting in Heap Leach Planning Meetings

  • Provides technical support and leadership to the operating and maintenance teams to

  • maximize process efficiency with a focus on safety and environmental stewardship

  • Supports, promotes and takes a leadership role in an environment of participatory management and continuous improvement

  • Ensures the process operates at a high level of technical performance

  • Investigates and implements opportunities to increase competitive advantages and align them with the organization's overall strategy

  • Provides a leadership role in planning, performing and directing metallurgical testing in the lab and plant

  • Supports process control systems including data historian and advanced process control applications

  • Provides a leadership role in budgeting, forecasting and metal accounting functions

  • Supports all regulatory reporting requirements

  • Liaison between the Mine/Geology Departments and the Process Department.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent Process-related degree required

  • 5 to 8 years' experience in a processing plant preferred with 3 years Heap Leach ADR Experience

  • Experienced with heap leach process, milling process, process control systems, preferred

  • Ability to research, analyze information and draw conclusions, and take action to resolve operational, environmental issues, permit compliance and problem resolution from an operating plant status required

  • Excellent leadership skills required

  • Proficiency in multiple software applications and network platforms required

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions of position required

What we can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package

  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact

  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team

  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining

  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless

McEwen Mining is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Company Description
McEwen Mining (McEwen Mining Nevada Inc) is a growing gold and silver producer in the Americas.
McEwen Mining's principal assets are based in Santa Cruz, Argentina (San Jos mine, with a 49% interest), Sinaloa, Mexico (El Gallo Gold mine and El Gallo Silver project), Nevada, USA (Gold Bar project), Ontario, Canada (Timmins projects) and San Juan, Argentina (Los Azules copper project).

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