Senior Plant Metallurgist

  • Full Time
  • Tarime

Barrick Gold Corporation


Position Description

The Barrick Africa Middle East Team is seeking to recruit Senior Plant Metallurgist to join and grow our team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick’s core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
  • Committing to Zero Harm.
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.

If you’re ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.


  • Ensure a healthy and safe working environment for all employees.
  • Maintain Barrick HSE standards and ensure strict compliance within the metallurgy team.
  • Supervise activities aimed at achieving metallurgical efficiency on the processing plant.
  • Responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly metallurgical accounting and reconciliation reports.
  • Design and conduct metallurgical test work on feed ore.
  • Promote safety and safe work practices.
  • Train and provide training opportunities to Metallurgical staff to ensure they perform effectively.
  • Identify and plan high quality execution of the metallurgical test work to optimize performance and manage external service providers of test work.
  • Contribute directly to the production of sectional, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • Identify potential improvement test work through the personal inspection of plant condition and performance.
  • Be responsible for the ongoing monitoring, optimization, and reporting of Process Plant performance.
  • Coordinate crusher and mill liner performance evaluations with process operations and suppliers for change out predictions through inspections, wear measurements and mill scan.
  • Drive development and continuous improvement aspects around plant for the different ore types treated.
  • Maintain a user-friendly, exhaustive, and up-to-date database of all test-work.
  • Review metallurgical test-work, circuit survey procedures and develop new procedures as required to support process development initiatives.
  • Manage the interaction with Mining, Geology, Engineering, Processing operations on process performance and improvement projects.
  • Ensure the metallurgical team are adequately resourced to perform their duties.
  • Contribute to the annual technical section budget/forecasts.
  • Control and reduce operational costs.
  • Contribute towards the planning and execution of plant and laboratory trials.
  • Manage and provide support to projects within the Processing department.
  • Prioritizing and managing the number of active projects to ensure that they can be resourced and completed in a timely manner.
  • Leading investigations to resolve recurring process upsets and production bottleneck.
  • Lead consumables and spare parts stock levels reviews and re-ordering.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Metallurgical Superintendent or Process Plant Manager.

Expected Role Outcomes

  1. Timely delivery of daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports with transparency, logic, and accuracy
  2. Transparency and integrity while maintaining the chain of communication,
  3. Effective cost management to align with forecast and budgets.
  4. Projects management documents registered and indicated per section in the network drive.
  5. Projects scope preparations, MOC and risks assessment conducted for each plant project.
  6. Plant recovery and overall production achieved.
  7. Sustainable plant equipment’s efficiency and performance
  8. Consumables and spare parts levels maintained without affecting operation.
  9. Trained and developed junior plant metallurgists.

Qualification requirements

  • BSC in Metallurgy or Mineral Processing Engineering

Experience and Competencies needed.

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience as a Metallurgist, operating and maintaining gold recovery plants.
  • Intensive leach experience CIL /CIP Gold Plant.
  • Flotation Process – Copper Gold Concentrates.
  • Troubleshooting by visual inspection as well as utilizing trends from the SCADA system.
  • Gold room operation and smelting
  • Plant technical equipment calibration and management.
  • Metallurgical Accounting and Reconciliation.
  • Plant optimization and Process control.
  • Plant Mass balance.
  • Budget Preparation
  • Advanced Excel Knowledge, functional and condition formula
  • Data analysis for metal balancing – Check in –Check Out
  • Sample management, preparation and analysis.
  • A working knowledge of appropriate software programs that will facilitate the reporting and control aspects of the project. These include Word, advanced Excel, and Microsoft Project, Pronto and Access or other database software and Outlook.
  • Team Leadership and Supervision skills.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and be able to cope with pressure.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact with People of diverse cultures and levels.
  • Ability to work for long hours.
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid Tanzanian driver’s license and proficiency in driving light vehicles.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.

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