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Ref No
PN5364
Job Title
Metallurgist
Location
Saudi Arabia
Duration
Long Term Contract
Key Requirements
Degree in Metallurgical, Mineral or Chemical Engineering plus 5 years' experience in metallurgical work in the mining industry OR have completed 2 years’ training in metallurgy or industrial chemistry, plus 8 years’ experience in mining metallurgy and; A good knowledge of English.

Job Description

An established gold mine in Saudi Arabia has an opening for a metallurgist to work in the laboratory. Candidates should have a degree in Metallurgical, Mineral or Chemical Engineering plus 5 years' experience in metallurgical work in the mining industry or have completed 2 years training in metallurgy or industrial chemistry, plus 8 years of experience in mining metallurgy. A good knowledge of English is essential.

Reporting to the Chief Metallurgist, the successful candidate will conduct process control and metallurgical tests to optimize recovery levels of minerals such as gold, silver, copper, zinc, etc.

The Metallurgist’s main duties will be to:

  • Perform metallurgical feasibility tests on ore samples covering procedures of drying, crushing, grinding, flotation, cyanidization, etc. using equipment such as flotation machines, bottle rolling machines, column apparatus and gravity concentration machines to determine mineral recovery and optimum use of re-agents.
  • Check re-agent flow rates, determine proper dosage to be applied to ore tonnage and adjust according to requirements.
  • Conduct grindability tests to determine hardness of the ore and its effect on the milling rate.
  • Conduct filtration tests to establish correct dosage of flocculant needed to attain the rated capacity of the plant.
  • Inspect and determine screen efficiency for maximum plant throughput.
  • Conduct studies to establish optimum parameters for desired plant productivity to include determining specific gravity, re-agent, water purity, etc. to be utilized.
  • Perform other similar or related duties such as preparing statistics, reports for management review, observing good housekeeping, safety regulations and procedures, etc.

This position is single status with a one year renewable contract and is offered on an all-found basis, with a tax free salary package.

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