3.2. Principal Process Engineer
- Process Development: Lead the development and optimization of metallurgical processes for extracting metals from ores, including designing and conducting experiments and trials.
- Project Leadership: Manage and coordinate metallurgical projects, including setting goals, budgets, and timelines, to ensure successful extraction operations.
- Technical Expertise: Provide specialized technical knowledge in extraction processes, equipment, and methods, including leaching, flotation, smelting, and hydrometallurgical processes.
- Quality Control: Ensure that extraction processes meet quality and environmental standards, and optimize processes to maximize metal recovery and minimize waste and environmental impact.
- Data Analysis: Analyze and interpret data from experiments and tests to make data-driven decisions and identify areas for process improvement.
- Technology Assessment: Stay up to date with emerging technologies and best practices in metallurgy to recommend and implement improvements in extraction processes.
- Environmental Compliance: Ensure that extraction processes adhere to environmental regulations and sustainability practices, with a focus on minimizing environmental impact.
- Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of metallurgists, technicians, and other professionals, providing guidance and technical support.
- Cost Management: Monitor and manage costs associated with metallurgical processes, including optimizing chemical usage and resource allocation.
- Documentation: Maintain accurate records and documentation of processes, experiments, and results, and generate reports to communicate findings to stakeholders.
- Health and Safety: Promote and enforce safety protocols to ensure the well-being of the workforce and the community.
- Collaboration: Work closely with geologists, engineers, and other stakeholders to coordinate extraction processes with upstream mining operations and downstream refining or processing.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, or a related field.
- Significant experience in metallurgy and extraction, typically 7+ years, with a track record of progressively responsible roles.
- Strong knowledge of extraction processes and metallurgical techniques.
- Project management skills, including budgeting and timeline management.
- Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Excellent communication and leadership skills.
- Knowledge of environmental regulations and sustainability practices.
- Familiarity with industry standards and best practices.
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 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.