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Principal Metallurgist



Job Description



Job Category: Engineering

Location: Saskatoon, SK 

Work Contract: Reg Full-Time (K1) 


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Position and Responsibilities


The principal metallurgist is the leading authority and technical specialist within Cameco on metallurgy and uranium processing issues. In this role you will manage a specialized group of technical experts to provide support to existing operations, perform technical assessments and ensure safe, environmentally responsible and economic performance of our mills. You will also evaluate new technologies, lead innovation initiatives and evaluate new business opportunities for Cameco. You will assist with mill equipment selection, oversee all process engineering design work and ensure good operations and maintenance practices are considered in all engineering designs for projects.


Utilizing your broad technical knowledge and experience you will provide metallurgy and process design oversight on all related major projects and be a key resource for site and corporate groups seeking technical support. As a strong leader you will develop and supervise a team of metallurgists responsible for front end engineering reports and detailed designs in support of Cameco's assets.



Education and Qualifications


Requirements of the position:

  • Bachelor's degree in mineral process, metallurgical or chemical engineering
  • At least 15 years of progressive experience in mineral processing / metallurgy
  • Equivalent combination of education and work experience considered
  • You must be eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
  • Previous leadership experience


  • Master's Degree, PhD in related field
  • Experience working in several different operating facilities
  • Uranium processing experience
  • Project management experience
  • Background in consulting and/or research


Req ID #: 27425

Posted: August 8, 2017

Posting end date: August 31, 2017

 Safety is a top priority at Cameco. Successful candidates for all positions at safety sensitive sites must take and pass a substance test as a condition of employment.


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Posting Date: 09-Aug-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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