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Lincoln Strategic

Our client is a global base metals company with a wide spectrum of exploration and production projects in North America, Australia, and Europe. The are recruiting for a Sr. Metallurgist for their flagship zinc operation in Tennessee, USA


  • Coordinate with production personnel to ensure the Mill operates to optimum metallurgical standards.
  • Determine processing improvements (physical plant design or process changes from conceptual to implementation in line with targets and long-term operational strategy)
  • Develop metallurgical improvements through conceptualization of improvement items through to planning and execution in an organized and clear process.
  • Identify and provide solutions for quality problems found by inspection and test planning.
  • Lead process continual improvement be it coaching and mentoring the operating teams or physical improvement to the process units within the plant.
  • Oversee assaying and assay lab. Develop lab process/procedures
  • Promote development of junior technical staff and succession planning with regards to technical support
  • Provide technical input to improve the quality of work in the technical section and the metallurgical laboratory.
  • Provide technical support where product and process developments are implemented to ensure optimum concentrate quality meeting company smelting and marketing objectives.
  • Set clear performance objectives, providing regular feedback and development through coaching and training of employees in the production teams
  • Specific bench testing and plant testing or plant surveys are the responsibility of the Senior Metallurgist to lead, drive and arrive at recommended overall process improvements.
  • Support development of operational staff (hourly and salary) through training and technical knowledge sharing.

Skills & Experience

  • Metallurgy or relevant degree.
  • 8-10 yrs. experience in a plant Metallurgist role with 3 years at a senior metallurgist level.
  • Experience in base metals and flotation plant environments.
  • Hands on experience in plant operation (from successive operating roles or through project management or plant operational improvement projects)
  • Strong troubleshooting abilities leading up to creative solutions within budgetary tolerance.
  • Strong project management experience.

Job reference : JOB-13033

    • Job type: Full-time
    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour