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Title:  Technical Expert, Metallurgy Separation

Requisition ID:  131423

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 separation processes within the Concentrating Division, including Froth Flotation, Thickening, Cycloning, gravity concentration, 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 to accountable to the required work standard.
  5. Determine strategies to optimize the consumables budget and reagent 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 with emphasis on separation unit processes.
  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 in excess of ten (10) years of experience in production and/or project metallurgy specializing in froth flotation, chemical dosing, circuit analysis, assaying techniques, thickening operations, gravity concentration operations, filtration, and other separation related competencies.
  • Metallurgy and Mineral Process knowledge.
  • Understanding of mineral processing business drivers.
  • Ability to supervise direct reports.
  • Ability to manage long- and short-term projects.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • High level communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and willing to learn Bahasa.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Highly proactive and achievement oriented.
  • Highly focused toward satisfying customer requirements.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diversified workforce.
  • High level of concern for safety and environment.



  • 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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