Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
14d ago

This position is responsible for the technical competence in conducting metallurgical test procedures involving physical and / or chemical metallurgical separations.

Projects will vary from simple to complex integrated processes.

The incumbent is responsible for client relationships / communications and meeting client requirements for successful project completion.

He / she ensures that work meets established quality standards and Company procedures. The incumbent is accountable for setting and controlling project budgets and issuing project billing invoices.

The incumbent has responsibility for health & safety, environment, productivity, and quality priorities, ensuring that all of these issues are addressed and optimized.

This job description applies to Metallurgists in the technical groups of Mineral Processing (Grinding & Flotation), Gold Processing and Hydrometallurgy.


  • Responsible for the management of small and medium sized projects of variable scope and complexity in either the Mineral Processing (Grinding & Flotation), Gold Processing or Hydrometallurgy groups.
  • Establishes scheduling work flows through the department so that client deadlines are met in a timely fashion; monitor throughout and performance.
  • Participates in large scale pilot plants and interprets results under the supervision of a Senior Metallurgist and / or Project Manager.
  • Responsible for projects, operations and pilot plant / laboratory campaigns of variable scope and complexity.
  • Works to solve client problems to ensure quality and customer satisfaction standards are met.
  • Solves day to day production and process problems within the department.
  • Compile and analyzes metallurgical data.
  • Prepares and composes substantial portions and / or complete reports that are ultimately provided to clients.
  • Scheduling of metallurgical testwork.
  • Manages financial aspects of projects and issue monthly project invoices
  • Represents the company before clients and engages in business development.
  • Provides advice to other Technicians, Technologists and Junior Metallurgists.
  • May have part-time supervisory responsibilities for technical subordinates.
  • Possible travel to other SGS metallurgical laboratory locations in Canada or overseas or to plant locations on either short term assignments or longer term assignments as part of a strategic initiative.
  • This position works under general supervision.
  • May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Additional Information

    SGS offers market leading geochemical, metallurgical, oil sands, coal and trade services, from 15 locations across the country.

    Minerals Services is well positioned to serve the mining and energy sectors at every stage, from exploration all the way through to its environmental impact.

    SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

    With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

    For candidates who meet these pre-requisites, SGS offers a stimulating professional, environment and a very competitive compensation package.

    SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process.

    Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.

    Please note that candidates applying for Canadian jobs openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

    SGS is the World's Leading Inspection, Testing, Verification & Certification Company

    SGS Canada is an Employment Equity Employer

  • Bachelor University degree in Chemical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Hydrometallurgy, Mining Engineering, Materials Engineering or in a related science discipline or equivalent.
  • 3 - 8 years of previous working experience in a minerals related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy or gold metallurgy, including flowsheet development, bench scale testwork and pilot plant programs
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in the supervising of small technical teams, ideally including the supervising of people in a minerals related laboratory.
  • Experience with financial / budget responsibilities
  • Demonstrates above average verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Ability to compose clear and concise technical reports.
  • Familiar with key unit operations and equipment. Candidates must be proficient in using various type of computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.).
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently
  • Extended hours may be required from time to time.
  • Travel to other SGS locations or plant sites may be required from time to time.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.
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