Hydrometallurgy Process Engineer- Essen

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Essen, North Rhine, DE

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 90053 

Job Category: Metals 

Location: Essen, North Rhine, Germany 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


If it isn't grown, it's mined. Our mining and metals teams help our clients to safely and sustainably mine the minerals and metals used in our everyday lives. Want to play a part of innovating and optimizing the mining life cycle on greenfield and brownfield facilities? Apply today!


The hydrometallurgy team is growing! Hatch needs a Senior Process Engineer to join our Metals Business Unit in the Hydrometallurgy Practice. Become part of a global team of innovative and trusted professionals who provide process engineering input to the different sectors within a Consulting Engineering and EPCM Environment. You will be part of an engineering team providing engineering services and/or field support while developing solutions in all areas of the process plant across various systems, unit operations and process equipment. You are passionate about this field and are a subject matter expert in one or more of the following commodities: alumina, battery chemicals, copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium, phosphates, rare earths, uranium and/or precious metals. You have demonstrated skills in:


  • Unit process knowhow for leaching, solvent extraction, neutralization, crystallization, IX, dewatering, filtering, electrowinning, etc.
  • Design, coordination and supervision of laboratory test work,
  • Plant audits, surveys, sampling campaigns, and circuit optimization,
  • Mathematical modelling and simulations
  • Writing technical reports and engineering documentation


 Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform process engineering tasks on Hydrometallurgical aspects of projects, in a variety of commodities. 
  • Under direction of a Senior Engineer, execute on design calculations, design criteria, and the compilation and execution of equipment lists and calculations.
  • Compilation of Process Flow Diagrams, along with associated mass and energy balance calculations
  • Undertake trade off studies to resolve options
  • Conduct capacity analysis for existing plants
  • Design of the process control logic adhering to appropriate safety standards, and documentation into Functional Descriptions
  • Assist with review of equipment bids, proposals, and other initiatives
  • Liaising with other discipline engineers to ensure designs conform to process requirements 


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Process Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering degree.
  • 5-8 years experience in design, commissioning and/or operational experience of hydrometallurgical processing equipment
  • Knowledge/Experience in scoping and management of metallurgical testwork programs (benchscale, pilot scale, on-site testing)


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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