Graduate Metallurgist

Barrick Gold Corporation


Lumwana Mining Company is seeking to recruit a highly committed employee for the position of Graduate Metallurgist to join the versatile Process Team. We are in search of an individual who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable
  • Committing to Zero Harm
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships

Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist, you will be responsible for performing flotation test works, screen analysis tests and to perform other metallurgical tests as directed by Senior Metallurgists.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Ensure personnel are adequately inducted in their work area and are aware of all workplace rules and critical procedures and contribute to site safety policy and new initiatives as directed by management.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated according to Company policy and statutory requirements and all recommended corrective actions are completed.
  • Working on metallurgical strategy and plans developed with Metallurgical Superintendent, implement agreed plant operating parameters in liaison with Plant Coordinators.
  • Monitor all stages of the metallurgical process to allow adjustments to process controls to enhance plant performance.
  • Ensure metallurgical accounting records are maintained, and daily metallurgical accounting reports are issued in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure Instream analyzers (ISA) are in perfect working order. Calibration sampling to be done as per schedule to generate data base for prevailing mineralogy and perform regression analysis to apply new equations.
  • Responsible for Flotation test works (Geo-Met) used for ore classification by mineral resource team (Geologists).
  • Responsible for reagents testing of collectors, Frother, Flocculants and depressants to establish the most suitable reagent and optimum dosage for the ore being treated.
  • Carry out flotation test to determine maximum copper concentrate grade and copper in final tailings achievable for a given ore prior to feeding the Plant and advise mining team accordingly.
  • Responsible for executing metallurgical investigative test works in the lab to provide answers for both poor and good performance on the Plant.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures, and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up-to-date job procedures for all tasks performed within the team.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Full Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Minimum Degree in Metallurgy or Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience and specialised training in geo-met test works will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of computers, Microsoft office package and power point (Excel & Word processing)
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and adaptable.
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Attention to detail.

What We Can Offer You:

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with industry colleagues
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organisation

Applicants that meet the above stated requirements are invited to submit their CVs to the Job Portal link:

Barrick has a strong commitment to environmental, health and safety management.

Barrick offers employment opportunities to both qualified women and men.

Women who meet the above qualification are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 16th May 2024. If you are not contacted by HR department within 30 days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

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