Engineer-In-Training, Metallurgy

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Job Detail

  • Career Level High School or Equivalent
  • Experience Entry Level
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Metallurgy

Job Description

Engineer-In-Training, Metallurgy

With headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, Taseko Mines Limited is a leading North American copper producer across a range of key dimensions: operational efficiency; low energy and GHG intensity, environmentally sound, socially responsible development; healthy and safe workplaces and communities.

The Company’s foundational asset is the long-life, low-cost Gibraltar copper mine (75% owned) in south-central British Columbia, for which it has won numerous environmental and safety awards for operational excellence.  Gibraltar is a state-of-the-art facility and the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada, with a 700+ person workforce.  Gibraltar produces an average of 130 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum each year, with mineral reserves sufficient for more than 20 years of future operations.

Taseko is also advancing the Florence Copper Project in Arizona – a near-term copper producer with an unparalleled energy, water and GHG profile per unit of production. Florence Copper is a unique ‘in-situ copper recovery’ project which, once operating, will significantly increase Taseko’s copper production.  Taseko expects to receive its final federal permit for the Florence Copper Project in 2022, after which construction will commence. The project will have a production capacity of 85 million pounds of copper per year over a 20-year mine life.

The Yellowhead Project is a large, long-life copper project that Taseko added to its development portfolio in 2019. Located 150km north of Kamloops in the Thompson-Nicola region of BC, the Yellowhead deposit is similar to the Gibraltar deposit in size and grade. The Company is currently preparing to initiate the provincial and federal Environmental Assessment process for Yellowhead, while advancing technical and other work required to move the project towards production.

Taseko’s strategy is to sustainably and profitably grow the company through developing our pipeline of high-quality advanced-stage mineral assets. We are looking for qualified applicants who are interested in joining our team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversite of the day-to-day metallurgical performance of the plant and participation in optimizing SAG/Ball mill and copper/molybdenum flotation circuits.
  • Maintaining process monitoring equipment, ensuring controllers are effective and operational.
  • Development of operational guidelines, providing technical information and training to Operations.
  • Development and execution of mill capital and operational projects.
  • Preparation and publishing daily metallurgical balances.
  • Investigation of process issues and development of solutions to optimize efficiency.

Professional Experience / Qualifications

  • 0 – 3 years of base metal mineral processing experience.
  • Experience with most/all of crushing, grinding, flotation and dewatering processes is an asset.
  • Experience with metallurgical test programs (laboratory and/or plant scale) is an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of all MS office applications with the ability to perform basic programming in Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Driver’s license valid in Canada.

Education

  • A degree in Metallurgical, Mineral Processing, Chemical or other related Engineering field and enrolled (or eligible to enroll) as an EIT with EGBC.

The Community

  • Williams Lake has a population of approximately 12,000 but services nearly 25,000 as it is a central hub for many outlying smaller communities.
  • Adult recreational leagues for many popular sports including hockey, soccer, and softball.
  • A fantastic trail network for mountain biking, walking, and hiking.
  • Dozens of nearby lakes for fishing, paddling, and camping opportunities.
  • Close by cross country and downhill skiing venues.

Compensation

At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education, and succession plan programs. In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan.

Please reference “mytrades.ca” when applying for this position.

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