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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.


Collaborate in the formulation of the Plant’s monthly and annual Production Programs, control and audit their execution in terms of product quality and grades, monitoring the metallurgical parameters of the process to propose optimization measures and ensure compliance with the objectives of the metallurgy area and Plant Management.


  • Collaborate in the formulation of an annual and monthly production plan for the Concentrator Plant, estimating volumes and grades of concentrates to be produced and the required budget.
  • Supervise the fulfillment of the Production Plans through the generation of daily and monthly Metallurgical Balances that allow to know and control the quality of the production and the variables that affect it.
  • Collect, analyze and synthesize plant process information through statistical control, ensuring its validity and reliability.
  • Generate daily, monthly and annual production reports, in addition to preparing the monthly report for the Plant Management.
  • Comply and enforce compliance with the Operating, Risk Prevention and Physical Safety Standards defined for the area and directly verify that the safety conditions are suitable for the controlled execution of the work, taking corrective measures if necessary.
  • Comply and enforce compliance with the Environmental Management and Quality standards defined for the area.
  • Propose optimizations in all areas of the process by studying process parameters and equipment performance and validate them through the development of metallurgical tests as required.
  • Support the daily operation, providing technical guidance to the Operations Manager and Shift Manager in case of changes in process parameters or process problems.
  • Manage the Metallurgical Laboratory and supervise the quality of extraction, mechanical preparation and analysis of daily samples in all areas of the process, as well as coordinate the execution of metallurgical studies and tests requested to third parties.
  • Ensure the proper operation and conservation of all process control instruments (sample cutters, flowmeters, hydrometers, level sensors, pH meters, scales, etc.), coordinating compliance with preventive maintenance, calibration and certification programs, as appropriate.
  • Direct the dispatch of flotation concentrates, supervising weighing, loading, packaging, sampling and labeling.
  • Manage the performance of the personnel in charge.


  • Third level degree in: Chemical Metallurgical Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering.
  • 10 or more years of experience in the specific field – Mining Plants.
  • Previous experience in Metallurgical Laboratories
  • Proficiency in milling, thickening, flotation and gold cyanidation processes, filtration, gold hydrometallurgy, metallurgical balances, operation and optimization of metallurgical plants.
  • Advanced knowledge of gold extractive metallurgy.
  • Office utilities management.
  • Proficiency in milling processes
  • Operation and optimization of metallurgical plants