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Title:  Technical Expert, Metallurgy Comminution

Requisition ID:  129621

Papua, ID, 99967

Category:  Engineering Services
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Assist the national counterpart in metallurgical and process engineering by mentoring and coaching, so that the national counterpart can successfully implement a broad range of continuous improvement initiatives that improve the business performance of the Concentrating Division. This position will primarily focus on the major comminution processes within the Concentrating Division, including Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Crushing operations, SAG Milling, Ball Milling, Regrind Milling, Size Separation, Screening, and similar unit operations.  

Additional Responsibilities:

1. Promote conformance with PTFI safety and environmental standards within the Concentrating Division.

2. Work with counterpart to identify re-occurring non-conformances in nominated metallurgical circuit and develop sustainable corrective measures that are in agreement with operations and maintenance personnel.

3. Assist national counterpart to ensure corrective action is taken against identified circuit non-conformances in assigned circuit area on a daily basis and ensure results are evaluated and reported.

4. Assign tasks that will enhance the competencies of Level 1 and Level 2 Metallurgists and ensure that they are held accountable to the required work standard.

5. Determine strategies to optimize the consumables budget, power consumption and efficiency for the Concentrating Division.

6. Provide mentoring, coaching, and skills transfer service to support counterpart and national staff in crushing, flotation and grinding aspects of plant operations.

7. Coordinate with operations personnel, maintenance personnel, consultants and suppliers to evaluate new technologies that will provide continuous improvement in nominated circuit areas.

8. Manage approved metallurgical improvement projects in assigned circuit area, ensuring the needs of operations and maintenance departments are met.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical (mineral processing) or Chemical Engineering with ten (10) years of experience in production and/or project metallurgy specializing in crushing, grinding, conveying, screening, cycloning, pumping, and other comminution related competencies.
  • Metallurgy and mineral processing knowledge.
  • Proficient skills needed related with comminution simulations (i.e. JKSimMet, Bruno, etc).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to choose appropriate communication methods for situation.
  • Good skills in using Microsoft office software.
  • Ability to manage long-term and short-term projects.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • High level of concern for safety and environment
  • Information Seeking.
  • Interpersonal understanding.
  • Ability to impact and influence others to support one's recommendations.
  • Ability to hold people accountable for results and demand high performance.
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups.
  • Ability to align one's own behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
  • High level communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Highly proactive and achievement oriented.
  • Highly focused toward satisfying customer requirements.
  • Strong managerial, supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diversified workforce.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and willing to learn Bahasa.



  • Copper Overseas Service Company ("COSCO") promotes a drug/ alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable Company Standards

COSCO has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who receive Safety Training; or
  • Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who operate equipment or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing their COSCO job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel)


Benefits: Begin first day of employment

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Relocation assistance/Ex-Pat incentives


COSCO is an equal opportunity employer


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