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Laboratory Supervisor (Metallurgist)

The Laboratory Supervisor (Metallurgist) is responsible for QA of all assay and metallurgical laboratory result data and daily review of all data for feasibility study level interpretation. Operating under the directions of the Chief Metallurgist, the Laboratory Supervisor will coordinate required metallurgical test work to support heap leach production models and an innovative, proprietary pre-oxidation process. Completes tasks assigned by Chief Metallurgist or Process Manager.
Responsibilities:
Provide training and documentation of QA/QC compliance for all assay and metallurgical work completed in support of heap leach and plant optimization test planning.
Distribute weekly reporting to senior management team on all metallurgical tests in progress.
Manage the database to ensure all internal lab data recorded has been approved through the QA system. Receive and record all external lab data into the site test records.
Direct, empower, develop and supervise of all assay and metallurgical technicians.
Communicate daily assignments to all technicians and metallurgical testing protocols.
Deliver daily safety meeting and maintain efficiency of assay and metallurgical lab operations.
Schedule all maintenance and inventory needs through ERP system Ellipse.
Effective communication skills, as well as interpersonal, problem solving, basic math skills to perform routine calculations and recognize, correct and inform others when quality control is out of range.
Leadership:
Take ownership of the plan, prioritize, and forward thinking of opportunities, challenges and risks.
Have an awareness for recognizing and then suggesting continuous improvement initiatives with an outcome of cost saving or generating revenue for the lab.
Sound methods and approaches to persuade, convince or influence others.
Leadership qualities including: safety, teamwork, communication, influence, execution and business sense.
Take ownership of the plan, prioritize, and forward thinking of opportunities, challenges and risks.
Requirements:
Metallurgical or Process Engineer Degree with a minimum of five (5) years direct assay lab and metallurgical lab experience in a supervisory role a plus, or fifteen (15) years direct assay and metallurgical lab supervision production minerals lab (Mining or Commercial) is a plus.
Ability to work within a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required.
Ability to assist with budgeting, setting priorities, meeting deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
Develop, support, and promote safety, environmental awareness and grow the technical talent of direct reports.
Must be able to wear a respirator to perform specific job duties, frequently lift 40 pounds and perform the essential functions of the position.

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