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  • 20/09/2023

Principal Pyrometallurgist (Adelaide, SA, AU)

About the role

SIMEC mining, part of GFG Alliance, has committed to take the lead in decarbonising the steel industry, with an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Principal Metallurgist role is crucial in delivering a leading edge and best practice process technology capability to deliver essential projects to the broader Whyalla transformation. Reporting to the Senior Manager Growth Studies and Projects you will be responsible for the identification, development, management, and execution of the major growth studies portfolio.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and mange the portfolio of MEP Projects to deliver the project study objectives including process definition, support infrastructure and utilities
  • Provide technical recommendations to the business regarding major technology selections
  • Support the MEP Whyalla Business Transformation by being engaged and involved with the investment process
  • Ensure the team and function’s are compliant with the relevant legislative, regulatory and company requirements
  • Support and develop an active Project Register maintained by Project Services
  • Effective engagement, management and coordination of all key stakeholders as well as supporting other SIMEC groups as required
  • Identify and develop major growth opportunities covering aspects of the value chain downstream of the Magnetite Coordinator, specially focused but not limited to the Pellet Plant and Direct Reduction facilities

About your experience

We are looking for a highly motivated. commercially savvy, value focused individual to join our high performing and collaborative team.

You will also have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in either Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering. Metallurgical Engineering or related experience
  • Minimum 10 years practical experience in pyrometallurgical operations
  • Strong safety awareness and drive a positive safety culture
  • Strong level of computer literacy
  • Excellent verbal and communication skill across multiple stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate large and complex sets of data and draw valid conclusions
  • Sound understanding of the mining value levers and demonstrated success in process optimisation to deliver value

About our team

Join the team and be part of a greener future in mining and steel

Help shape a sustainable future in mining and steel

SIMEC Mining in the Middle Back Ranges, near Whyalla in South Australia, is one of the best locations in the world for high quality magnetite; the quality feed needed to make GREEN IRON and GREEN STEEL. Being located just 50kms from the Whyalla Port and our very own steelworks, we are in a prime position to drive this global change.

Whyalla boasts a broad range of services, educational and recreational opportunities being part of the community means you can go home after your shift and spend time with family, play sport and be a regular member of team.

Come and join our team and be at the forefront of expanding and transforming our industry sector, as we work and play together to shape a sustainable future for future generations.


Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey. 

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.