Principal Extractive Metallurgist
What you will do:
- Lead the development and optimization of hydrometallurgical processes for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements from tailings
- Design and evaluate new technologies to increase recovery and reduce cost of overall system
- Develop analytical methods to characterize products and process
- Collaborate with the engineering and production team to identify and implement areas for process improvement
- Develop and execute SOPs and protocols for laboratory and pilot-scale systems
- Propose and execute on grant projects including creating and maintaining project budgets
- Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior staff members
- Maintain awareness of competitive and new technological developments
What you have:
- 7-10+ years of hands-on experience in hydrometallurgy, aqueous chemistry, materials test laboratory, or pilot site operations
- Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, or similar degree
- Background in mining industry, specifically rare earth metals, iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, or zin
- Knowledge of setting up metallurgical test/laboratory programs and on-site commissioning testing
- Familiarity with ASPEN, METSIM, HSC, FactSage, or similar programs
- Familiarity with equipment such as SEM, XRF, IGA, ICP
We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:
- Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
- Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
- Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
- Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreats, and celebrations.
- Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
- Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
- Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
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