Technician/Operator

POSTED: 21 Jun 2022
STATUS: Open
JOB NUMBER: 1296

What we do

Our client builds novel chemical processing techniques and technologies at the forefront of extracting critical materials that were previously trapped in tailings, solving the waste remediation process of the mining industry, and revolutionizing the mining industry with our zero waste mining solutions.

Technician/Operator

We are looking for a highly technical hands-on problem solver to work in a hybrid role of Technician/Operator as part of our growing team. The ideal person for this role will be safety conscious, accustomed to working in high-temperature settings, and will have had some laboratory experience. They will be able to prioritize multiple concurrent projects and have computer/software skills to log and organize data. This role is integral to our success as we test our minerals extraction processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Run experiments in high temperature resistance furnaces, creating different output metal products
  • Conduct R&D experiments inside Inert atmosphere glove boxes
  • Preparation of laboratory scale experiments and resulting analysis
  • Detailed documentation of process methods and results
  • Execute SOPs and protocols for laboratory and pilot scale reactors
  • Use electrochemical techniques to run electrochemical processes
  • Operate pilot scale equipment to support pilot and production runs of materials
  • Operate, maintain, and monitor one or more metal production units
  • Document relevant information outlined in run logs
  • Construction of gas panels and gas distribution systems
  • Material handling of powdered and liquid chemicals
  • Extract molten metal from units
  • Ability to execute routine changes to operating parameters
  • Material handling of powdered and liquid chemicals
  • Wiring of instruments and other test equipment
  • Mechanical assembly of various types and sizes of metal production units
  • Light fabrication
  • Troubleshooting equipment for mechanical and electrical issues
  • Assist with maintaining clean lab and shop areas

Core Competencies:

  • You will feel comfortable with high temperature equipment/able to tolerate high heat
  • Knowledge of metallic materials
  • Experience with chemical handling
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible start-up environment
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Manual dexterity and ability to work to a high degree of precision
  • Must be able to tolerate respirator and other safety gear for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to communicate proficiently in English as all safety material is maintained in English
  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in shop environment
  • Familiarity with high temperature systems, electrochemistry (ex. Batteries), or metal processing
  • Familiarity with analytical equipment such as SEM, XRF, XRD spectroscopy, and similar
  • Basic machine shop skills, e.g., familiarity with power tools
  • Quick study with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with tube bending and compression fittings preferred but not required
  • Reading electrical diagrams and wiring low voltage instrumentation preferred but not required
  • Experience working with engineering controls for reducing or eliminating respiratory hazards
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Job Summary



LOCATION
East Coast

COMPENSATION
DOE Market Competitive

RELOCATION
Company Assistance Provided

FIELD
Mineral Processing




CONTACT
Lindsey Schultz
480-659-5847
Lschultz@MiningSearch.com


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