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Cortez Metallurgical Technician

093537 Requisition #


Position Description:

At Nevada Gold Mines, our vision is to be the world’s most valued gold mining business by finding, developing, and operating the best assets with the best people. Our people division is growing, and we are looking for a Metallurgical Technician at our Cortez operations. As part of the Metallurgical team, the successful candidate will be a team player adding to our already dynamic yet collaborative working environment. The ideal candidate will possess a background in metallurgical lab.  At Nevada Gold Mines we are committed to a safe work environment sending every person home safe and healthy every day and leaving a sustainable legacy on our host communities. We offer a generous benefits package which includes a competitive medical, dental, and vision plan with national provider networks, a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution, paid time off, company-sponsored medical clinics, company match share purchase program, and much more!


Reporting to the Metallurgical Laboratory Supervisor, the Metallurgical Technician is responsible for the following:

  • Perform routine sampling, metallurgical lab test work, and data entry/analysis. Lab tests include, but are not limited to, cyanide leach tests, carbon quality control testing, core density tests, plant sampling, solution analysis, sample preparation, particle size analysis, and plant inventory sampling

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a metallurgical lab preferred

  • Proven safety record and ability to support work group in attainment of safety, environmental, equipment protection, and production goals required

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds at knee height required

  • Ability to read and interpret work orders required

  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment with others required

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position required

  • Effective oral and written communication skills required

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word required
  • Proficiency with LabWare Lab Information Management System (LIMS) preferred           

  • Basic mechanical aptitude preferred

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position required

  • Drivers License preferred

What We Can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer 
About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.


The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick’s Cortez; the combination of Barrick’s Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp’s Carlin; and the combination of Barrick’s Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp’s Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick’s Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.


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