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Vice President, Metallurgy

Vice President, Metallurgy

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TMAC Resources is looking to hire a Vice President of Metallurgy to join our team on a permanent basis. The selected incumbent will be the metallurgical subject matter expert who will be responsible for the oversight of development, design, implementation, and execution of TMAC’s metallurgical and chemical processing operations. As part of the senior management team, the successful candidate will also participate in strategic planning and analyzing, business growth opportunities, both internal and external to the Company.


This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer. The position is located at our Corporate office in Toronto with significant travel to the Hope Bay Project site in Nunavut, Canada.


  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in maximizing processing performance, specifically concentrator performance, optimization of crushing, grinding and leaching, gold resin extraction, and cyanide destruction to improve current practices at Hope Bay mine. 
  • Lead new plant engineering design to achieve TMAC’s strategic growth plans, specifically the Madrid zone concentrator and Boston zone process plant for the Hope Bay belt.
  • Integrate industry best practices and innovative metallurgical practices into new plant designs.
  • Interpret, analyze, and recommend metallurgical improvements from metallurgical lab test results and anticipate needs.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures and training is established and delivered. 
  • Ensure training on handling of material, and all safety requirements for plant operations are adhered to. 
  • Contribute to a high performing culture that embraces best practices, innovation and problem solving. 
  • Review annual plant budget and production targets, ensuring all targets are deliverable to budget. 
  • Optimize plant operating performance, promote cost reductions, and reduce waste and delays or downtime.
  • Work with the executive team and others to develop and observe relevant TMAC corporate, project and operations policies, systems and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental, regulatory, permitting and legal requirements.
  • Ensure TMAC's values are implemented and that all site policies and procedures are consistent with and reflect TMAC's core values, policies, standards and objectives.
  • Provide proactive assistance re: regulatory submissions for operating permits and licenses and/or with respect to the development of operating plans and procedures geared to reduce and minimize environmental impacts in a cost-effective manner.
  • Accountable for management of consultants and engineering work for design of new process plants in TMAC’s strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and take action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
  • Inform, involve and engage key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develop and maintain positive relationships and represent TMAC positively in the community.
  • Other such duties as may be assigned.


  • B.Sc. Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 15-20 years of Mineral Processing/Extractive Metallurgy experience with a minimum of 7 years in Au gravity, flotation and leach processes.
  • Minimum of 10 years in a management/supervisory capacity. 
  • Passionate about metallurgical process optimization.
  • Proven track record of successful processing plant operations.
  • Collaborative leadership style with the ability to build, organize and coordinate staff and work teams.
  • Disciplined and possess the highest ethical and moral standards along with well-developed written and oral communication skills in writing, presentation preparation and delivery. 
  • Familiarity with standard ‘business improvement’ tools and approaches and committed to continuous improvement and ability to identify key areas for improvement and to decisively instill a culture of operational excellence.
  • Ability to establish a high level of technical credibility and engage in discussions about potentially opposing interpretations of data.
  • Willingness to travel to a remote Arctic site as needed.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple activities
  • Hands-on, self-sufficient and demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office.


TMAC encourages applications from all qualified candidates. TMAC accommodates persons with disabilities. Contact Daphne Voo at or 416.628.0216 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.