Plant Operations Supervisor - Merrill-Crowe

Golden Queen Mining Company, LLC - Mojave, CA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $55,000 - $74,000 a year

Golden Queen Mining Company, LLC (the “Company”) is operating a gold and silver, open pit, heap leach operation on its Soledad Mountain property, located just outside the town of Mojave in Kern County in southern California. The Project uses conventional open pit mining methods and the cyanide heap leach and Merrill-Crowe processes to recover gold and silver from crushed, agglomerated ore.

The Company is seeking a Plant Operations Supervisor for its Soledad Mountain Project (the “Project”) in Mojave. The Plant Operations Supervisor will be responsible for oversee the day-to-day operation of the Merrill-Crowe recovery plant, heap leach pad and the refinery.

This position reports to the Manager – Plant Operations.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Merrill-Crowe recovery plant, heap leach pad and refinery;
  • Supervise the work of personnel engaged in performing routine operations in the various processing areas;
  • Plan and coordinate daily work assignments to achieve daily production targets;
  • Plan and coordinate parts and supplies orders;
  • Be responsible for quality assurance and quality control to ensure safe and consistent production results;
  • Work closely with maintenance personnel to properly identify and schedule maintenance activities;
  • Perform minor equipment repairs as needed;
  • Be responsible for the safe operation of the process areas with regular safety training of personnel and safety meetings to target a zero level of incidents;
  • Consistent coordination and implementation of company procedures and policies;


  • From 5 to 10 years of experience in heap leach operation and gold recovery systems
  • Must have prior supervisory experience;
  • Experienced in metallurgical and environmental procedures and quality controls;
  • Effective communication skills – both oral and written, as well as solid interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • High work standards and a professional presence;
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to drive projects forward as an active contributor in the reaching production goals;
  • Driver’s license is required.

The Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Sponsorship will not be provided for this position.

Golden Queen Mining Company is a drug and alcohol free work place, with a zero tolerance policy. If an offer is made to a candidate, the candidate must be willing to undergo a hair follicle and urine drug test, as well as background check, and physical.

Notice to recruitment and/or staffing firms:

The Company will not pay any fees for recruitment activities related to the hiring of a candidate for the position of Plant Operations Supervisor unless a services agreement has been entered into between the recruitment and/or staffing firm.

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Job Type: Full-time


  • Supervising: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Merrill-Crowe: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Heap Leach: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)