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Lead - Plant Metallurgist

Glencore - Cloncurry, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
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  • FIFO, DIDO or Residential role
  • Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
  • 13% Superannuation
Ernest Henry Mining

Ernest Henry Mining is a copper and gold mining and processing operation located 38 kilometres north east of Cloncurry in North West Queensland and forms a critical part of Glencore’s integrated Queensland Metals Business. Ernest Henry Mining believes in the value of our people and our approach fosters the highest level of professionalism, ownership and entrepreneurial spirit in all our people, while never compromising on their safety and well-being. Glencore offer highly competitive remuneration packages, inclusive of above market superannuation, professional development opportunities, discounted health care and an employee rewards program. Learn more about Ernest Henry Mining at

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Project Metallurgist this role will be responsible for safely achieving the performance targets of the Copper Concentrator, and for delivering improvement projects that add real value to the business. The ideal candidate will display strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills. The role will be responsible for the technical support and innovation agenda surrounding our Copper Concentrator. You and your team will also look for ways to transform the asset to be more globally competitive by implementing more efficient ways to treat our various feed sources.

The successful candidate will
  • Lead and mentor the development of the onsite metallurgical and laboratory teams;
  • Model safe work behaviours and promote a generative safety culture;
  • Work closely with the operations department to ensure production compliance to plan and achievement of processing targets;
  • Generate and manage department budgets for costs and production;
  • Take responsibility for mill reline planning and mill reline supervision;
  • Identify, manage and implement continuous improvement initiatives; and
  • Oversee the accurate completion of metal accounting functions.
The successful candidate will ideally possess
  • Tertiary qualification in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or related field;
  • 6+ years of operational experience working in base metals grinding-flotation operations;
  • Demonstrated team leadership and project management skills;
  • Proven track record of delivering processing improvements;
  • Overriding commitment to safety and ability to perform in line with Glencore values;
  • Advanced proficiency in using MS Office software; and
  • Proficiency with JKSimMet, PI ProcessBook/Vision and Yokogawa DCS systems will viewed favourably.
Key benefits of the role
  • Competitive remuneration package, including local living allowances and 13% superannuation;
  • Fantastic professional development opportunities with Professional External Education Assistance, leadership development programs, Ambassador Programs and more; and
  • Benefits program including discounts with health insurance providers, online and in-store discounts through Glencore Rewards, salary sacrificing and Recognition and Rewards Programs.
This position will be residentially based in Cloncurry, DIDO from Mount Isa or FIFO from Brisbane, Townsville or Cairns. The roster will vary depending on the nominated base location. Applications will only be accepted via 40797.

For further information, please contact: Shane Morrissey, Manager – Concentrator (07) 4769 4914

Applications Close: Wednesday, 16th June 2021