metallurgist ii resume example with 9+ years of experience

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Caring leader highly focused on building sustainable teams and inspiring team members to make optimal use of their talents to accomplish goals.

Education and Training
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona Expected in 2011 Bachelor of Science : Chemistry - GPA : Chemistry 3.24
  • Led improvement to Safford SX that resulted in a substantial cost savings in reagent consumption. Additions based entrainments reduced from 57-39 ppm over two years.
  • Designed test work to validate and approve line 5, a 14 million dollar upgrade to CASC. Assisted field engineering and revisions to the initial design. Presented work at 2016 Hydromet Summit.
  • As Interim Chief Metallurgist, lead team in the final justification of the project. AFE approved, enabling Safford Mine to pull 50 mm pounds forward of at risk WIP.
  • As Interim Superintendant, resolved pre-strip issue with technical team, resulting in Safford having the highest AA% in several years.  Lead the repair and clean-up of EPS pond reducing environmental impacts for the future.
  • Led technical team that resulted in the successful installation of a Tankhouse shunt.
  • As CASC supervisor, lowered turn-around time for samples from a 26 hour average to 18 hours by making logical choices regarding equipment utilization and processing bandwidth. Shared methods with leadership. 
  • Led the development and engineering of new spray chamber for a flame AA. Design utilized existing parts and improved analytical quality.
  • Led several teams for implementation and revision of multiple programming changes for automated chemistry units that led to large improvements in quality.
  • Provided mass balance for 3800 pond pump and P9 well. Differed the need for $5 mm forecasted fracture zone well.
  • Project manager for P5 to DP pipeline. Completed 800k project under budget.
  • Leader in my company's first response Hazmat team.

Freeport-Mcmoran Copper & Gold Inc. - Senior Metallurgist
Climax, CO, 09/2017 - Current
  • Continue to show reduced organic and electrolyte losses
    o   Presented at 2018 Arizona SME
    o   Presented at 2018 Gecamine conference
    o   Submitted paper for publication at Gecamines
    o   Significant cost savings in 2018
  • Organic Entrainment reduced from 49-39
  • Led pre-strip study, company-wide understanding of a not well understood problem. Issue resolved at Safford Mine
    o   Shared findings with Morenci and Senior leadership
  • Supported successful shunt install
    o   No unanticipated upsets
    o   Plant targets were well worked out before installation
  • Balanced and caring leader, sets and rewards completion of high exceptions
  • Key site expert for Safford Mine water system. Relied to forecast usage and future improvements
  • With team, developed and implemented metallurgist scorecards at Safford Mine
  • Continue to support and impact other departments/sites out of area of responsibility
  • Safford Mine critical controls lead
  • Interim Chief Metallurgist
  • Interim SXEW Superintendent
  • Led or supported multiple Hydromet projects
Freeport-Mcmoran Copper & Gold Inc. - Chemist II
Green Valley, AZ, 10/2012 - Current
  • Improved formulas and processes to increase efficiency
  • Created new laboratory processes
  • Coordinated all personnel involved in testing labs
  • Led a team of analysts, including 1 chemist and 15 lab technicians
  • Conferred with scientists and engineers on conducting analysis of research projects
  • Wrote technical papers and reports to improve quality and production
  • Initiated assays, moisture determination, wet chemistry and titrations
  • Worked several forms of instrumentation, such as: ICP-MS, ICP-OES, Flame AA, Spark OES, automated titrators, automated Nucomat digestion units, and UV/VIS spectroscopy
  • Analyzed heavy metals such as Cr, Cu and Ag and other trace metals
Akorn, Inc. - Metallurgist II
Somerset, NJ, 09/2016 - 09/2017
  • Water resource engineer for a water negative operation Safford SX
  • Metallurgist Monitored key performance indicators for smooth plant operation
  • Performed metallurgical testing, and provided recommendations to operations
  • Drove towards seeking valuable opportunities to improve Safford SX Managed projects as needed
  • Evaluated and optimized reagent usage, SX entrainments reduced from 57-49 ppm
  • Regarding as a field expert for automated chemistry. Frequently relied on for support by CASC
Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. - Analyst I
Thousand Oaks, CA, 03/2012 - 10/2012
  • Tested samples for various chemical analysis
  • Evaluated and inspected incoming raw materials
  • Statistical Analysis of all outgoing data (QA/QC)
  • Repair of analytical equipment as needed
  • Prepare and analyze analytical standards

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School Attended

  • Northern Arizona University

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  • Senior Metallurgist
  • Chemist II
  • Metallurgist II
  • Analyst I


  • Bachelor of Science

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