Graduate Metallurgist, North America Region (Northern Nevada, Cripple Creek, CO)


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.   The North American region consists of multiple surface and underground operations spread throughout Northern Nevada and our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Colorado.

Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.



Newmont is seeking applicants for its signature Newmont Graduate Program (NGP), a challenging and enriching two-year rotational program that will introduce recent university graduates to the exciting career options available at the company.  NGP participants will build skills and relationships through rotations in different areas of the company and participation in a thoughtfully curated cohort program designed to jump-start a career in the mining industry. 

The NGP will enable you to:

  • Obtain practical experience and build skills specific to your technical discipline;
  • Gain wide-ranging exposure to areas outside of your technical discipline to develop a well-rounded understanding of Newmont and the mining industry more broadly;
  • Develop foundational leadership skills focused on knowing self, team membership and effective communication; and
  • Build your personal network by engaging with peers, employees, and leaders at all levels to deepen your understanding of Newmont’s business and the organization.

The NGP is designed for recent graduates with a strong work ethic, effective communication and teamwork skills, and a passion to grow their careers with Newmont.




Essential Duties

  • Review data and prepare recommendations, summaries, and cost estimates for consideration by senior engineers or ma
  • nagers.Apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.
  • Using prescribed methods, perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment that require the application of standard engineering techniques and procedures in support of a mining operation.
  • Assist senior engineers as directed, while developing specialized engineering skills in areas including:
    • Crushing and Grinding
    • Mineral Separation and Flotation
    • Dewatering
    • Pyrometallurgy and Hydrometallurgy
    • Process Design
    • Process Control
    • Plant Experimentation
    • Laboratory Techniques
    • Sampling
    • Metallurgical Accounting and Mass Balancing
    • Computer Modelling and Simulation
    • Metallurgical Research and Analysis Techniques
    • Planning and Forecasting
    • Maintenance

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

  • No previous experience necessary
  • Requires a B.S. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Engineering (majoring in Chemical and Process Engineering or Materials Engineering)  
  • Technical skills learned at the university level are applied in the practical environment and developed through predominantly on-the-job training. Activities are defined with supervisor guidance and significant training before releasing to sole responsibility.

Working Conditions

  • Primarily office, but will be required to access mining areas, rough terrain, or exploration sites on a daily basis.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences at the operations within the Company.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel possible.



For more information on Newmont:

  • Newmont website:
  • Lifecycle of a Mine microsite (educational site that explains what happens during each phase of a mine's life):
  • Newmont's blog site (weekly stories highlighting work being done in Newmont's regions and our employees):
  • Newmont's annual sustainability report:

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to [email protected]

Newmont USA Limited
Full time
Elko, NV 89801, US