EOI Metallurgist KCGM - Fixed Term

Date: 24 May 2024

Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, AU

Company: northernst

EOI Metallurgist - KCGM (Fixed Term)

  • Would you like to work less than 10 minutes from your home?
  • Would you like an employer that promotes work/life balance?
  • How about a family friendly roster, where you are home every night?


If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should absolutely check out employment opportunities available at NSR’s KCGM Operations.


Do you have experience as a Metallurgist and are looking to make your next career move the right one? Join our Kalgoorlie based team today!


The main purpose of this Metallurgist position is to provide ongoing metallurgical performance management of the assigned sections of the KCGM Processing Department to ensure metallurgical performance is optimised and opportunities for process improvements are identified and implemented effectively at both Fimiston and Gidji processing plants.



KCGM is seeking metallurgists of various experience levels to assist in flotation improvement projects.

This may lead to permanent work at KCGM / other Northern Star operations.


*** This is a 6 month fixed term contract, working an 8/6 (11 hour) roster.

*** KCGM is a residential site, however FIFO from Perth may be considered for the right candidate.


Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide metallurgical and processing operations advice
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with production and maintenance personnel to ensure a team-based approach to achieving all objectives
  • Conduct plant investigations and improvement projects to improve recovery, increase throughput and reduce cost as required
  • Maintains the metallurgical accounting system, and generates daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly balances as required, in accordance with the company Metal Accounting Standard
  • Monitor plant performance by analysing operational/assay data and set up systems to provide performance trends that can be used to identify areas and opportunities to improve plant performance
  • Identify important parameters and improvement projects across value chain including working closely with peers in mining and geology teams as part of the mine-to-mill approach
  • Assist in developing the budget physicals and cost targets for the annual budget
  • Optimising processing plant comprises of (but not limited to) crushing-grinding circuit, flotation circuit, gravity circuit (Knelson and Acacia), Ultra Fine Grinding (UFG), CIL circuit and elution
  • Assists the Senior Metallurgist and Metallurgical Superintendent to design and complete metallurgical test work as required


Required skills and experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in mineral processing or related industries
  • Experience in gold processing plant with flotation circuits preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to understand and utilise process control applications to improve process metallurgy.
  • Prior experience with PI Historian and statistical analysis preferred.
  • Working knowledge of metallurgical test workflow sheets and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and develop plant Piping & Instrumentation Drawings.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential problems and react in a timely manner with a proven solution.
  • Excellent process analysis and technical problem-solving skills.
  • High level of computer skills, particularly Excel.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven time management, planning and organisational skills.
  • A tertiary degree qualification in Chemical Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy, or a related discipline.
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian "C" Class Drivers Licence
  • Full Australian Working Rights


About Northern Star Resources

Northern Star offers unparalleled opportunities for you to forge a career in the resource industry at their underground and open pit operations across Western Australia and Alaska. You can choose residential or FIFO opportunities throughout your career with us.

Gold in Ounces. Opportunities in Tonnes...


Why join us?

Be part of the next exciting growth stage of Northern Star. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business long term.

Northern Star encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. Joining the Northern Star team also means you are eligible for our industry leading Parental Leave entitlements, and bonus programs.


Benefits when you join Northern Star

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance (for eligible employees only)
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive
  • Short-term incentive bonus program
  • Employee Share Plan programs
  • Industry leading Parental leave policy – with up to 20 weeks primary carers leave and up to 4 weeks secondary carers leave. Primary carers return to work benefits including up to 6 weeks bonus payment, top up of superannuation and long service leave service recognition (for eligible employees only)
  • GoldSTARR program - cash savings for everyday expenses
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services
  • Salary Continuance (Income protection) insurance from commencement
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits, including Novated Leasing and Remote Area Living benefit options (for eligible employees only)
  • Paid Family Domestic Violence leave


About Kalgoorlie - The Heart of the Goldfields

With a strong connection to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community, Northern Star offers unparalleled opportunities for you to forge a career in the resource industry while residing in a thriving regional city.

Our Kalgoorlie Production Centre Operations are the best residential mining opportunities in the region, providing excellent work-home life balance in a community that will become your family.

Discover what the Goldfields has to offer you by going BOLD! The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has first-class information regarding the region on their Go Bold website - GO BOLD.


Diversity & Inclusion

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to local communities in which we operate. We recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.


Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process considers your alignment to our company values and the requirements of the role. We also have several checks which may be conducted to demonstrate your suitability for the role including police checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, right to work checks, qualifications, due diligence and/or reference checks.


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