Nyrstar Port Pirie Pty Ltd

Who we are


Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs over 4,000 people. The company’s global operations are located close to key customers and major transport hubs to facilitate delivery of raw materials and distribution of finished products. In August 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, providing a stable long term platform for its marketing leading operations worldwide. Visit www.nyrstar.com


Overview of the role


An exciting opportunity has become available for a Graduate Metallurgist to join the Nyrstar Port Pirie operations, commencing immediately.


The two year Graduate Program provides exposure to all aspects of the business and plant operations including:


  • Finance, Safety and Environment
  • Metallurgical Planning and Technical Projects
  • Rotations through the Smelter’s pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes, including Top Submerged Lance (TSL) Furnace, Blast Furnace, Refinery, Zinc Slag Fuming and Copper Plants
  • Exposure to various operating styles with mentoring provided by Senior Plant Metallurgists and support from engineers and operators
  • Opportunity to grow with leadership training and ongoing technical professional education where available


This is a residential opportunity, based in Port Pirie, South Australia on a Monday to Friday roster. Relocation assistance will be provided to the successful candidate if required.


If you are eager to develop your skills and progress your career in a global company, then we are keen to hear from you!


Qualifications, Skills & Experiences:


  • Completion of Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy degree or graduated in the past two (2) years (for immediate start)
  • Demonstrated experience in vacation work or post degree on-the-job experience is highly advantageous
  • Extra curricular activity involvement is highly adventageous


What does working for Nyrstar mean?


We offer a career of challenge, reward and growth in a company that is focussed on being a leader in our field. Safety, Health, Hygiene & Environment are the foundation of all our values – we live safety by living our values: Respect, Ownership, Excellence, Teamwork and Integrity.


What we offer:


  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Competitive salary
  • Subsidised health membership
  • Private Health benefits option (corporate rates)
  • Subsidised Dental Health Care – for you and your family
  • Novated car leasing option
  • Relocation support
  • Study leave assistance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Employee Assistance Program




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Please note you must have unrestricted valid rights to work in Australia. Nyrstar is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within its workforce. Nyrstar Port Pirie’s Safety Policy requires clean shaven employees and is a non-smoking site. Only applicants who progress to the next stage will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Nyrstar.


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