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  • Post Date: August 18, 2022
Job Description

Position: Metallurgist

Department: Process plant

Schedule: 14 days of work followed by 14 days off

Location: Renard Mine

Home ports : Val d’Or, Chibougamau – Chapais, St-Hubert and Quebec airports


Stornoway Diamonds is seeking a Metallurgist to join our team. Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist, the Metallurgist is responsible for supervising the laboratory operators and providing metallurgical expertise to ensure that the performance of the plant is efficient and optimal, in a safe and cost effective manner.

Without limitation, the primary duties and responsibilities are:

  • Ensure metallurgical standards are met at the plant;
  • Perform daily production reports and process follow-ups;
  • Ensure that the plant design criteria, screen mesh opening, recirculation load, mill gaps and water balance are optimal;
  • Ensures a safe working environment by ensuring environmental, safety, engineering and mining law requirements are met;
  • Contribute to process quality by using components that meet established metallurgical standards in routine and project work;
  • Liaise with Geology, Technical Services and Mining Engineering departments;
  • Assist in the development and updating of the sampling program and laboratory procedures;
  • Analyze, interpret and communicate laboratory results;
  • Participate in the training of laboratory operators and plant operators;
  • Review and analyze key production QA/QC statistical data;
  • Investigate process and procedure improvements;
  • Perform project specific tasks;
  • Provide assistance to the Senior Metallurgist in the preparation of the annual budget;
  • Maintain and operate the process plant laboratory;
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety and environmental regulations in the workplace.


  • Bachelor’s degree in materials engineering, metallurgy or chemistry;
  • 3 to 5 years experience in a similar job;
  • Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec;
  • Experience in the diamond or mineral processing industry (an asset);
  • Ability to work in a team and leadership skills;
  • Autonomy and resourcefulness;
  • Ability to manage stress and work effectively and proactively to meet tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication, planning, organization, prioritization and execution skills;
  • Written and oral communication skills in English and French required;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Familiarity with WHMIS and Material Safety Data Sheets;
  • Familiarity with PFD, P&ID, and SCADA (an asset);
  • Familiarity with GuideTI (an asset);
  • Versatility and flexibility in terms of tasks;
  • Ability to work on a remote mine site on a fly-in/fly-out basis;
  • Interest and ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment;
  • Interest in doing field work in the plant and equipment inspections;
  • Strong desire to learn and develop skills;
  • Exemplary attitude towards health and safety at all times;
  • Valid driver’s license


Who We Are

At Stornoway, our 530 employees are what define our company. We hire talented people who work as a team with passion, respect and integrity to work towards the prosperity of all. Together, we operate the first diamond mine in Quebec, the Renard Mine.


True to our values, we create opportunities for our employees to fulfill their career aspirations. We encourage and support teamwork as an integral part of our success. We work with integrity and honesty. We cultivate an environment of respect and inclusion and communicate openly at all levels of the organization. Finally, we look for talented, dedicated and committed people who work with passion. We recognize achievement, hard work and effort.


What we offer

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a contribution to the retirement savings plan and excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.

We offer a safe work environment combined with several benefits:


– Easy access to the mine site via 4 home ports

– Private accommodation (Bedroom and bathroom)

– Large selection of meals

– Free wifi service at the camp

– Laundry facilities with soap provided

– Health & wellness program

– Weight room and arena

– Hiking trail – snowshoeing

– Leisure activities (painting, cooking, photography, movie nights, etc.)

– Reimbursement of protective eyewear with prescription

– Internal training program

– Reimbursement of tuition fees

– Reimbursement of membership fees to professional associations

– Relocation program (Chapais and Chibougamau) with financial support from Stornoway


The use of the masculine gender is intended solely to lighten the text and refers to both women and men.

Stornoway Diamonds is committed to the principle of employment equity. Our people are our most valuable asset and our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can reach their true potential.

Stornoway Diamonds does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. All personnel decisions, including hiring decisions, will be based on the company’s skills and needs. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Thank you for your interest in Stornoway Diamonds, please note that only online applications will be considered.

Please ensure that your profile is complete and up-to-date.

We will only contact you if your application is selected for an interview.