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Metallurgical Technician

Lynas Rare Earths Ltd - Mount Lawley, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

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Mt Weld Mining Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed Lynas Corporation, which is an integrated producer from mine to customer of refined Rare Earth products for global markets.

Lynas operates a Mine and Concentration Plant at Mt Weld Western Australia, and a Refinery in Pahang, Malaysia (the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant, LAMP) which produces high purity Rare Earth products. In December 2019, Lynas announced Kalgoorlie, Western Australia has been selected as the location for the new cracking and leaching plant that will upgrade the Lynas Mt Weld rare earth concentrate that is currently exported to the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant in Malaysia.

The Mt Weld Mine and Concentrating Plant is located approximately 35kms south of Laverton in the North-Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. The Mt Weld concentrator has the capacity to process over 300,000 tonnes of high-grade ore per year from an open pit operation, with a mine life of more than 20 years. The process on site comprises crushing and blending then ball milling, followed by multi-stage flotation, thickening, filtration and bagging.

Lynas makes Rare Earth oxides for the oil & gas, automotive and environmental technologies markets. Lynas is the largest supplier worldwide to the praseodymium-neodymium free market, and the only Rare Earth supplier of scale outside China.

The Role

An opportunity exists for an experienced Metallurgical Technician to join Lynas Corporation. Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist this is a full-time position. This position is FIFO from Perth to our Mt Weld Operations on an 8/6 roster due to commence in May 2021.

Skills And Experience Required For This Role

  • Extensive experience as a metallurgical technician including working on a remote mine site
  • Experience in the following areas will be highly regarded - water treatment plant operation (reverse osmosis), metallurgical accounting, Courier On-Stream Analyser, XRF operation, laboratory flotation testing
  • Effective organising and analytical skills, displaying high levels of attention to detail
  • Shows a collaborative approach to achieve objectives
  • Displays sound problem identifying and solving skills
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Efficient computer literacy skills
  • Shows initiative and is self-motivated, disciplined and systematic
  • Certificate or Diploma in laboratory field ( Desirable )
  • Valid WA "C" Class Drivers Licence ( Essential )

Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake metallurgical test work in the laboratory as directed by the metallurgists. This may include grinding, flotation, sizing, settling and filtration test work.
  • Operation and maintenance of the OSA
  • Operation of analytical equipment including XRF and laser sizer, including QA/QC
  • Undertake metallurgical accounting in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist with water treatment plant operation for intermittent coverage purposes
  • Provide support to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), including radiation monitoring surveys and data entry
  • Liaising with vendors and ordering of laboratory consumables
  • Commitment to Mt Weld HSE and Quality assurance systems and processes
Are you ready for your next challenge? If yes, we want you to apply, please submit a current resume and a covering letter detailing your skills and experience via the "apply for this job" button.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage Indigenous Australians and females to apply.

To be considered for this role you will have the right to work in Australia.