May 20, 2024

Junior Metallurgist

  • Pinto Valley Mine
  • Miami, AZ 85539, USA
Full-Time General Labor Program Management Skilled Labor Training Warehouse Operations

Job Description

Pinto Valley Mining Corp.

Pinto Valley Mining Corp. (PVMC) operates the Pinto Valley Mine near Miami, Arizona. Pinto Valley mine is an open pit copper and molybdenum mine with associated milling capacity, located 50 miles east of the Phoenix metropolitan area. We value work/ life balance and adhere to a work schedule of 4 days on 3 days off.

PVMC and its parent company, Capstone Mining Corp. value working responsibly. We place the highest priority on employee safety, protecting the environment and contributing to the communities where we live and work.

PVMC fosters inclusive teams. We are interested in supporting your career growth through training, diverse opportunities and professional development.

Position Summary:

This position supports the metallurgical, processing, laboratory, and exploration/geology areas by providing timely and accurate information. Reporting to the Metallurgical Superintendent and sometimes to Sr. Metallurgist, providing support and information on projects, mill/concentrator KPI’s, test work results and analysis.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
  • Assist Technicians, Process Operators, Metallurgists, Senior Metallurgists, and Project Managers in laboratory, sample preparation, and pilot plant environments.
  • Participate in large scale pilot plants and interpreting results under the supervision of a Senior Metallurgist and/or Project Superintendent and/or Metallurgical Superintendent.
  • Exposure to the technical groups of Mineral Processing; Crushing, Grinding, Flotation, Filtration and De-watering.
  • Aid in drafting and preparing portions of reports that are ultimately provided to managers.
  • Assist Sr./Metallurgists and/or Project Managers with the management of small projects of variable scope and complexity in the Mineral Processing, Crushing, Grinding, Flotation, Filtration and De-watering.
  • Support in compiling and analyzing metallurgical data.
  • Assist in the scheduling of metallurgical test works.
  • Directs and assist technicians and process operators in optimizing and efficient mill operations.
  • Verify and report results of the mill in a timely manner to Sr Metallurgist and Superintendent.
  • May travel to other laboratories for a short-term assignments or longer-term assignments as part of a strategic initiative.
  • May be assigned and coordinate special and/or ad-hoc projects as needed.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering or related and a desired experience of 6 months of base metal flotation experience.
  • Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office with emphasis on MS Excel spreadsheets.
  • Obtain a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (English).
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Extended hours may be required from time to time.
  • Travel may be required from time to time.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

The Ideal Candidate will have:
  • Some experience in comminution and flotation.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Willing to work hard and with curiosity of process operations.
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent safety record.

We offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes competitive salaries as well as the following benefits:

Health and Welfare Benefits (Effective on your date of hire)

Company Sponsored Life Insurance

Disability Insurance

401(k)/Retirement Savings

Employee Share Purchase Plan

Tuition Reimbursement

4x10 Schedule

PTO (vacation and sick leave)

Company Paid Holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer



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