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Lincoln Strategic

Our client, a well-known, multi-asset precious metals producer is recruiting for an experienced Metallurgical Superintendent for their signature gold project in northern Ontario.

Reporting to the Mill Manager, this role will provide technical direction and management for all metallurgical activities within the our client’s mineral processing plant. The role will lead and control the activities of metallurgical study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes and procedures relating to mineral processing and precious metal recovery. As this is a start-up operation, the successful candidate must have a strong focus on employee development to help achieve plant optimization, increased productivity and to maximize return on investment in compliance with corporate objectives.


  • Promote and maintain strict adherence to health, safety, environmental and community relations concerns and regulations.
  • Lead all metallurgical activities in support of mineral processing operations and precious metal recovery.
  • Manage the development and implementation of metallurgical study, testing and analysis of all mineral processing activity in the plant.
  • Research and propose new projects for continuous process improvement and optimal plant performance.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to the Metallurgy team; identify opportunities for training and professional development.
  • Ensure metallurgical staff are aware of and compliant with gold room security procedures.
  • Collaborate with mill operations, maintenance and other departments to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manage the Assay and Metallurgical Laboratories, maintaining a high standard and quality results within expected turnaround times.
  • Manage the Process Control Engineer/Technician and other software packages to optimize the process.
  • Be able to fill in as acting Mill Manager in their absence.

Skills & Experience

  • B. Sc in Metallurgy/Metallurgical, Chemical or Materials Engineering degree + P.Eng designation
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in metallurgy within a mineral processing plant, with 5-7 years in a supervisory/management role.
  • Expertise in gold processing.
  • Solid knowledge of OHS requirements.
  • Specific experience in metallurgical test process design and evaluation for grinding, cyanidation, carbon-in-pulp (CIP), cyanide destruction and elution/regeneration.
  • Strong metallurgical accounting process knowledge.
  • Tracking and optimization of wear materials.
  • Experience with project management and ability to make sound project decisions.
  • Solid knowledge of Delta V PCS & PI.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading a team in a processing environment.
  • Start-up, operational readiness and commissioning experience is considered an asset.

Job reference : JOB-13024

    • Job type: Full-time
    • Location: Wawa, Ontario
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$- $ per hour