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Assay Lab Technician – Cripple Creek & Victor

Job Details

Job ID#: 151521
Location: Colorado, United States

Closing Date: December 31, 2016


Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) has recently acquired the Cripple Creek & Victor (“CC&V”) gold mine in Colorado.  CC&V is undergoing an expansion that is about two-thirds complete with remaining development capital expected to be fully funded through operating cash flow. The expansion includes a new mill to augment production, improve recovery on higher grade ore, and add capacity for a potential underground operation. The mill is up and running, and expected to reach full production capacity later this year. The expansion also features a second leach facility and new recovery plant, which are expected to be in production in the second half of 2016.

Located near Colorado Springs in Teller County, Colorado, Cripple Creek & Victor has been in operation since 1995. CC&V is a surface mine that provides ore to a crusher and a leach facility. The operation is currently two-thirds through an expansion which includes a new mill, now in production; and a new leach facility and recovery plant, which will be commissioned during the second half of 2016.

Newmont provides competitive pay and an outstanding employee benefit package that includes annual incentive bonus, comprehensive medical and dental plans including life insurance, pension plan, 401K retirement saving program, paid time off, and paid holidays.  This compensation package coupled with a commitment to inclusion and diversity where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential makes this a great place to work.

CC&V seeks Lab Technicians who will be responsible for preparing and processing ore samples collected at the mine site. This position reports to the Lab Supervisor. Essential job duties include:

  • Lead by example, in all CC&V safety processes, ensuring complete safe practices;
  • Must be able to read, write, and possess basic math and science skills to complete daily reporting requirements;
  • Ability to competently and safely operate forklift, hauling and dumping reject trailer, jaw crusher, ring and puck pulverizers and continuous mill;
  • Split, blend and load samples into oven while keeping samples in sequential order;
  • Operate and Troubleshoot  ICP, AA, and Leco C/S analyzers;
  • Determine gold and silver content on carbon and ore samples using fire assay technique that includes weighing, fluxing, fusing, cupelling, parting, re-inquarting, and micro-balance weigh-back or ICP finish;
  • Perform cyanide soluble gold analysis on ore samples;
  • Ability to safely work with different types of chemical including but not limited to cyanide, acid, and caustic
  • Successful applicant must have a willingness to work wherever needed. 
  • General labor experience; ability to stand for long periods of time and routinely lift 60 pounds;
  • Adjust to repetitious work in hot and dusty conditions;
  • Wear and use all required PPE (respirator, hard hat, steel toe shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, etc.);
  • Knowledge of databases and spreadsheets is desirable;
  • Will be required initial and period of blood screening for heavy metals


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