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Lundin Gold Inc. headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, is part of the Lundin Group of Companies, one of the most recognized, respected and prominent groups in the global industry today. It is comprised of 13 publicly traded companies focused on the extractive sector, operating in more than 17 countries around the world.

Lundin Gold, through its Ecuadorian subsidiary Aurelian Ecuador S.A., owns the Fruta del Norte Mine (FDN), located in southeastern Ecuador in the Zamora Chinchipe Province.

Fruta del Norte (FDN) is one of the largest and highest grade gold deposits in the world currently in production. The Company has an experienced mine operations team dedicated to advancing FDN responsibly. In the fourth quarter of 2019, Lundin Gold realized first gold production as well as the first export of gold concentrate and doré. In the first quarter of 2020 FDN achieved commercial production. Lundin Gold operates transparently in accordance with international best practices and according to its three core principles: Working Safely, Environmental Stewardship and Respect.


The Process Specialist – Flotation will provide technical support to the process plant with a specific focus on the flotation process, to improve plant performance by analyzing plant data, and laboratory and scale tests to research, develop, refine, and improve the metallurgical performance of the process. The position requires a high level of technical competence in gold mineral flotation, experience in sulphide flotation plants, and processing complex materials such as oxide and refractory ores.


  • Conduct flotation circuit optimization projects to improve recovery of gold, final concentrate grade, and reduce costs.
  • Conduct flotation circuit data analysis to identify bottlenecks and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Troubleshoot flotation issues associated with sulphide oxidation, clay content, slow-floating sulphides, and liberation.
  • Manage contract personnel during flotation improvement project evaluation and implementation stages.
  • Analyze flotation performance by calculating reagent usage, sampling process flow, testing flotation circuits, inspecting process controls, and analyzing flotation performance.
  • Utilize statistical analytical techniques to calculate impacts of process changes.
  • Design laboratory experiments to evaluate process improvements including trialing new flotation collectors, pH modifiers, activators, and frothers.
  • Analyze performance data and make recommendations or prepare reports on the improvement of current flotation methods or procedures, utilization and types of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot facility operational performance issues and provide optimization methods to existing metallurgical operations.
  • Diagnose complex equipment or process malfunctions, production or test problems, plan and carry out corrective actions or direct operators in correcting problems.
  • Advise operations personnel on process changes, reagent consumption, water and air adjustments, etc., to obtain the desired process on a continuous basis.
  • Manage the scope of work for metallurgical testwork programs; including ore characterization.
  • Prepare Technical Memorandums to report flotation process test data and evaluations.
  • Assist in the training of operations personnel, especially in the flotation area, to ensure optimum recovery results.
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of metallurgists to acquire new skills and reach their full potential.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering, or Mineral Processing, or equivalent combination of education in Gold Flotation Technology.
  • 5 to 7 years of work experience in a concentrator or metallurgical production environment, continuous improvement and process performance evaluation.
  • Previous metallurgical laboratory experience.
  • Proficient in metallurgical balances (balance performance, understanding and interpretation).
  • Proficiency in gold recovery processes.
  • Knowledge of grinding processes.
  • Laboratory metallurgical testing (grinding kinetics, leaching, etc., p80, report generation).
  • Experience in research and development on aspects of gold ore processing.
  • Experience in the application of advanced process control in grinding and flotation.
  • Demonstrated experience in support of operational flotation.
  • Experience with mineralogical analysis equipment such as MLA, QEMSCAN, XRD, etc.