The Gold Bar Mine is located 35 miles northwest of Eureka, Nevada. The property has seen historic mining from 1988 to 1994 by Atlas Precious Metals Inc. McEwen Mining Inc. acquired the property and began active exploration in 2011. The current project consists of an open pit mining operation delivering ore to a crushed heap leach with solution being processed through an ADR plant and refinery.


Position Summary

The Process Operation Manager will actively supervise and lead the Process Operations team, ADR & Refinery team, and the Maintenance team, to safely and consistently achieve set production plans, meet quality standards, and comply to standard operating procedures, best practices, and defined processes.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the team towards achieving set targets and goals
  • Develop and communicate clear roles and responsibilities for positions on the org structure of the Process Operations and Maintenance sections
  • Develop and communicate clear performance expectations and measures for the team
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and feedback to direct reports
  • Develop staff, ensure that all required training is carried out as per identified skills requirements

 Operational Planning

  • Provide operational level into financial budgets for Process Operations
  • Provide operational-level input into development of strategies, goals, and targets for the Process Department, cascade goals and targets down into the Section
  • Develop, communicate, and implement weekly and monthly production plans to meet pre-determined goals and targets
  • Develop procedures, procedures, and systems for the Process Operations team to enable them to reach targets and goals, and drive and monitor adherence to these
  • Build and maintain sound relations with all internal and external stakeholders, developing formal and informal links and cross-functional forums as required

 Operational / Technical Execution  

Process Operations

  • Monitor and control expenses vs budget and report back on variances
  • Prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations and submit justifications for new equipment
  • Monitor and report back on adherence to weekly and monthly production plans, including remedial actions to meet variances that may occur
  • Monitor and report back on crusher efficiency
  • Review and signoff on daily execution reports communicated by Supervisors, including tons/hr, flow rate to pad, flow rate to CIC
  • Perform daily work area inspections to identify, minimize and correct safety hazards, ensure that quality checks are being done, and that equipment is properly maintained
  • Plan and communicate weekly clean outs and pour schedule for refinery and ADR
  • Monitor and control the washing of carbon - moving and stripping


  • Oversee the effective use and maintenance of the EMaint system
  • Prepare forecasts for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual maintenance activities
  • Develop, communicate, and coordinate an annual primary maintenance plan including planned down time and events that will take place at those times
  • Generate and communicate a monthly maintenance activity schedule
  • Generate, communicate, and coordinate an annual schedule of planned projects
  • Monitor and report on progress of scheduled annual planned projects
  • Plan and communicate a monthly maintenance schedule for refinery
  • Develop and monitor a checklist for refinery maintenance

 Administration and controls

  • Conduct and/or take part in weekly safety meeting, daily management meeting, weekly staff meeting
  • Carry out routine administration and reporting
  • Administer and approves salaried staff time exceptions. Approves bi-weekly timecards if needed
  • Actively support Health, Safety and Environmental Management systems and regulatory compliance
  • Communicate and adhere to safety-related best practices
  • Ensure that the team adheres to safety-related practices and procedures
  • Adhere to Industrial Hygiene and Environmental requirements and produce accurate documentation and reporting
  • Communicate and monitor adherence by Process Operations to an annual calendar of inspections and permitting events developed by EHS Manager

Cross Function Responsibilities

  • Mine and Technical Services: maintain effective communications regarding mine plan’s vs production
  • Procurement: collaborate effectively regarding inventory and the delivery of supplies and consumables
  • Human Resources: hiring and employee relations
  • Finance: budgets and cost accounting

 Delegation of Authority

  • May be required to fill in in for Gold Bar Site Manager as needed
  • Authorized budget sign off: authorizations based on current DOA. May be an exception in case of emergencies such as authority to acquire critical spares as needed
  • Staffing: in consultation with Human Resources, authority to hire appropriate staff to ensure skills and capability for the Process Operations and Maintenance


  • 15+ years of experience in Process Operations
  • Minimum 5 years in a supervisory role
  • BS in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • Evidence of strong leadership and coaching skills


Working Conditions

  • Climbing ladders/stairs, walking over uneven ground
  • Moderate to heavy lifting
  • Bend, stoop kneel, stand for long periods of time, and sit for long periods of time
  • PPE required Advanced level knowledge of the crushing and ADR circuits and their related operations and functions


Here at McEwen Mining Inc. our employees are what keep our business going. Part of how we keep our employees going are by offering some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of them are outlined below:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • HSA Company Seed Money
  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO

We are an equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.