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Position Overview

Reporting to the Metallurgical Laboratory Supervisor (or Senior Metallurgical Engineer), the positions primary duty will be to assist operations with technical issues at both flotation and the leaching & SXEW operations. In addition, this position could be requested to fill in for supervisors at both operations from time to time. The position is responsible will also assists in conducting metallurgical tests and improvement projects at milling, flotation and LSXEW plants.


  • Analyze Concentrator or LSXEW performance by calculating reagent use, sampling process stream, checking mill circuit, flotation circuit, inspecting process controls analyzing performance
  • Applicant must have good oral and written communications skills
  • Should be capable of training and assist in developing our plant operators
  • Should be able to analyze and correctly report daily metallurgical reports
  • Be able to conduct metallurgical accounting for the plants
  • Be able to develop and implement optimization and cost reduction strategies on plant consumables
  • Ensure that work practices within the concentrator, filter plant, and tailings areas, and Leach-SX-EW areas, comply with company, local, state, and federal safety and environmental standards.
  • Interact with workforce and Human Resources, Purchasing, Accounting, etc., to ensure compliance with established company policies
  • Be able to assist in training and mentoring of metallurgical engineer I and Technicians in gaining new skills and achieving their full potential
  • Report results from testing and evaluation to the Senior Metallurgical Engineer and the metallurgical Lab Manager.
  • Substitute as Control Room Supervisor position as needed, and run plant with KSCAPE
  • Become familiar with all aspects of the Metallurgical Technician job and help out when the need arises.
  • Maintain and optimize the Concentrator DCS systems, familiar with instrumentation and process control, data historian, data acquisition and reporting.
  • A core value of ASARCO LLC is Safety First. The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

    ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid drivers license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

    ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage, and 401(k) plan with company match.

    Associated topics: ceramic, compound, glass, material engineer, medical, metallic, metallurgist, molecular, polymer, polyurethane

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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