Metallurgy/Plant Process Superintendent

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Date: Nov 25, 2023

Location: Snow Lake, MB, CA

Company: Hudbay Minerals

Exciting job opportunities. Bold lifestyle adventure. A culture of collaboration. Interested? Let’s talk.

Who we are:

Hudbay is a Canadian integrated mining company with operations, development properties and exploration activities across the Americas principally focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals.

The Opportunity:

Hudbay Minerals Inc. is seeking a Metallurgy/Plant Process Superintendent at our Stall and New Brit Mills, located in Snow Lake, MB. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including pension, retiree benefits, employee share purchase plan, STIP, LTIP and remote premium.

This successful incumbent will have flexible options of a Fly-In-Fly-Out/working from home schedule or a Monday-Friday schedule, with relocation packages available to move you and your family to the vibrant community of Snow Lake, MB.

The Metallurgy/Plant Process Superintendent reports to the Metallurgy Manager and the role is responsible for managing and optimizing the operational performance of the analytical laboratory. This position supervises a metallurgical team of 8.

The atmosphere is fast paced, dynamic and is built on trust. Leadership is focused on the individual, providing mentoring and coaching to facilitate employees reaching their full potential.


  • Summary
    • Build an effective team while fostering a climate of safety and continuous improvement.
    • Read and interpret production plans, metallurgy, and zinc production schedules to optimize production.
    • Plan, establish targets/standards, schedule resources, and assign work in such a way that team members can make effective use of materials, equipment, and tools to achieve a pre-defined targets.
    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to recommend corrective actions based on monitoring the conditions that could adversely affect, under or exceed, the scheduled production targets.
    • Utilize financial knowledge to develop and justify resources through the budget process and subsequently manage to allocated budget.
  • Planning
    • Provide input, with the assistance of the Superintendent colleagues, to the Manager, Metallurgy plans.
    • Put in place the monitoring and control steps that confirm the production process and schedule are being followed and maintained including plant shutdowns, inspections, and any regulatory visits/inspections.
  • Production (Technical)
    • Execute portion of the plan for up to a one-year period with the assistance of colleagues.
    • Monitors the progress and reports to Manager Metallurgy at scheduled review times.
    • Formulates actions to correct gaps.
    • Plans and assigns work to achieve optimal production targets through optimizing the metallurgical process as required.
    • Advises, and where necessary, coordinates the actions required to improve the processing of material to achieve the timely delivery of products at the projected cost and quality/quantity in a safe manner (within a tolerance < 5% monthly and on plan full year).
    • Develops and monitors the execution of the Weekly/Monthly Schedule and reports gaps daily.
    • Works with corporate metallurgy team to discuss priority of projects.
  • Sustainability
    • Manages the technical aspects of the plant schedule within guidelines set by the plant Superintendent.
      • Monitors the reagent system and sampling system with the assistance of the operation crews and maintenance team so that the schedule is followed.
      • Prioritizes projects to improve processing and output and when assigned leads those projects from planning through completion including the preparation of AFEs.
      • Establishes the standard that create confidence that the plant technical processes operate in such a way as to be reliable and predictable.

Professional Experience / Qualifications:

  • University degree in mineral processing Metallurgy or Engineering.
  • Experience managing manage a team of technicians/professionals in metallurgy and related fields.
  • Knowledge of hydrometallurgical processing and production in base metals.
  • Theoretical understanding and practical experience with safety management, asset utilization, communication, process variation (SPC), and management accounting.
  • Ability to work in a unionized environment.

Hudbay is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all designated group members.

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