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Metallurgical Technician

  • Become a valuable addition to Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team
  • Boost your career by joining an established organization
  • Receive a highly competitive salary based on skills and experience plus benefits
About Centerra Gold

Headquartered in Toronto, Centerra Gold (TSX: CG) is one of the leading North American gold and copper producers engaged in the operation, exploration, development, and acquisition of quality mining assets in Asia, North America, and other markets worldwide.

Centerra’s vision is to build a team-based culture of excellence that responsibly delivers sustainable value and growth. We are committed to the safety, integrity, ethics, and fairness of our operations, promoting the highest standards of ethical business conduct of our employees, officers, and directors. 

For more information, please see our website

About Mount Milligan Mine

Located approximately 155 kilometres northwest of Prince George in central BC, the Mount Milligan Mine is a conventional truck-shovel open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator with a 60,000 tpd capacity copper flotation processing plant. 

Mount Milligan operates with comfortable camp accommodations equipped with private washrooms, TV, Wi-Fi, an onsite gym, and other recreational activities. Bus transportation to and from site is provided free of charge from several locations within the region. 

Mount Milligan promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a full-time Metallurgical Technician to join our Mount Milligan Mine operations site. 

This is a camp-based position, with a rotation of 14 days on / 14 days off, with a 12-hour daily schedule. 

Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist, you will be responsible for providing technical support to the metallurgy, assay lab, and mill operations teams via sampling, metallurgical bench tests, auxiliary equipment calibrations, and bench test reporting.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring plant performance, identifying sources of variability, and making recommendations for improvement
  • Conducting investigations during upset conditions, performing test work, and assisting in technical projects to maintain performance or to identify opportunities to exceed targets
  • Maintaining quality control programs within the plant and onsite laboratories
  • Assisting mill operations in coaching and training to develop operator skillsets
  • Collection of process plant streams to support metallurgical performance evaluations (i.e. trials related to grinding media, reagents, and circuit/equipment modifications)
  • Sample preparation and submission to assay lab (crushing, drying, splitting, screening, pressure filtering)
  • Routine metallurgical lab test work (e.g. particle size analyses, bench flotation testing, settling tests)
  • Mill circuit checks (pH probe calibration, thickener settling checks, reagent quality checks, Marcy scale calibrations)
  • On Stream Analyzer system calibrations and troubleshooting in cooperation with other departments (mill maintenance, mill operations)
  • Compiling results from laboratory test work into spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel)
  • Completing inventories of plant consumables (i.e. grinding media, flotation reagents)
  • Work safely and in accordance with applicable legislation, company policy, standards, and procedures
  • Performs any other responsibilities related to the Metallurgical Technician role as required or as assigned by the department head
About You

To qualify, you must have post-secondary education in Mineral Processing, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or similar technical fields of study. You must also have 1-3 yrs. of experience in mineral processing with a mining operation or in a metallurgical laboratory. 

The following skills and experiences will also be critical to successfully performing this role:

  • Experience with copper & gold flotation (preferable but not required)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to personal transportation
  • Previous experience with SAP software (or similar) would be beneficial
  • Demonstrates ability to work safely
  • Leadership and people skills
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office software 
  • Effective communication, organizational and team-building skills 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Integrity, focus, and an excellent work ethic
  • Proven ability to analyze problems, prioritize issues, and develop timely and cost-effective solutions
  • Physically fit and able to lift 50lbs of weight as part of the daily routine
  • Details and results-oriented with the ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • Required to meet pre-employment testing requirements
About the Benefits

As a valued member of Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary based on skills and experience, based on experience, skills, and qualifications. You'll also gain access to some incredible benefits, including:

  • Tax-free travel allowance commensurate with the distance required for travel
  • Extended group health, dental, vision, and travel insurance
  • Life Insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D
  • Company-sponsored pension with Company match 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Healthcare Spending Account / Lifestyle Wellness Spending Account
  • Reimbursements on work gear and equipment
  • Annual Incentive Bonus
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan with Company match
  • Parental leave top-up program
  • Professional development within the organization
  • Join a company committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

This is your chance to be part of an established, industry-leading global organization with incredible room for career growth and personal development.   

If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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