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Metallurgist - Project

OZ Minerals

Location: Glendambo

Job Type: Full time


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We are an Australian-based modern mining company with a focus on copper. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100), we own the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine, are currently constructing the ~A$1b Carrapateena copper-gold operation, have operating and exploration holdings in Brazil; as well as a significant pipeline of project opportunities with exploration earn-ins and projects under study.

By 2023 we will be a global, copper-core, Modern Mining Company, delivering superior value with multiple operating assets underpinned by a diverse exploration and project pipeline.

At OZ Minerals Prominent Hill, we value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration. We are a mid-tier mining company so you will not get lost in the crowd or tangled in bureaucracy. Rather, we unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career.

OZ Minerals - A Modern Mining Company

As part of OZ Minerals, here at Prominent Hill we like to embrace the new while respecting, recognising and remembering all of the people and hard work in the past that has made our operation one of the best performing copper mines in the world.

With an exciting and clear roadmap for our future, we are all about creating a place which welcomes everyone for who they are, embracing diversity of thought, background and experience, questioning the why and constantly improving how we deliver. We don’t subscribe to a traditional mindset of how mining sites are supposed to run. We truly value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration, we are here to unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career to go beyond what is possible.


Location: Prominent Hill, South Australia

Roster: 8 days on / 6 days off

Pay & Benefits: Our employees are a valued stakeholder at OZ Minerals, we want to attract the very best talent to join our team. As such, what we offer is generous when compared to Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We are more than happy to share specifics later.

Work Life Plans: We believe in empowering our people to make their own choices on how they can best achieve their work. Employees working with OZ Minerals create a tailored individual work-life plan which is based on their ‘whole of life’ needs taking into consideration both role requirements and personal/family life –flexible working is real and is supported by our entire Executive Leadership Team.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a self-driven, enthusiastic Project Metallurgist to join our Processing team at Prominent Hill. This is a 12 month contract position reporting to the Superintendent – Process Control and Metallurgy, and responsible for providing technical support to the processing operations to facilitate the achievement of site targets, identify and implement opportunities for improvement.

How You Will Create Impact

  • Implement operational improvement projects to improve throughput, recovery, product quality and unit cost.
  • Undertake process plant performance investigations and implementing improvement actions in consultation with the operations, engineering and maintenance teams.
  • Facilitate plant surveys and subsequent work scopes;
  • Coordinate external test work programmes with partner and vendor laboratories;
  • Assist with coordination of a safe and effective metallurgical laboratory.
  • Contribute to a safety culture based on transparent and open communication with the plant operations teams, leading to the execution of high-quality critical risk observations, hazard reporting and process safety improvement.
  • Contribute to an environment of continuous improvement and innovation within the metallurgical teams.
  • Develop strong and productive working relationships with metallurgical, operational, engineering and fixed plant maintenance teams at all levels by living the HWWT principles.

What We Value

  • Tertiary qualifications in Metallurgical Engineering, Process Engineering, or Chemical Engineering disciplines
  • Previous exposure to operation of base metal concentrators including daily troubleshooting and optimisation of SAG milling and sulphide flotation circuits.
  • Previous experience in project leadership including project justification and NVP analysis, project management and execution
  • Ability to autonomously develop, conduct and interpret metallurgical test work, plant surveys and plant trials, particularly in sulphide flotation.

To Apply:

If the above excites you, and even makes you a little nervous, then we want you to apply! It’s an exciting and transformative time for us; and we need creative, collaborative and great people like you.

Applications close:

3rd October 2022