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Refractory Engineer

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Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 32601 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


The Hatch Technologies Group is looking for a Refractory engineer to join the team. Reporting to the Projects and Engineering Team Lead you will support projects globally based out of our Mississauga location. 
The Team:
Our Technologies team is focused on the commercialization and delivery of technologies across all three of Hatch’s sectors: Metals, Energy, Infrastructure. We’re a team of innovators and problem solvers who deliver custom and specialized engineering to deliver novel solutions and technologies.   
In addition to developing new technologies and selecting and installing equipment in greenfield projects, we help our clients to get the most from their existing assets by providing field support, rebuild repairs, and retrofits. We also work with our clients to optimize their existing technologies to achieve the maximize benefit.  

The Role: 
• Primary responsibility for providing technical leadership on projects with respect to the refractory design for pyrometallurgical vessels.  This includes responsibility for material selection, bricking arrangements, thermal and mechanical analysis, specifications, vendor selection, quality assurance during fabrication and installation as well as forensic analysis and troubleshooting of existing refractory linings. 
• Define and contribute to project(s) scope, costs and benefits, schedule and implementation strategy.
• Technically manage the Project Team consisting of a mix of internal resources, consultants, and contractors. 
• Review and approve drawings; oversee others responsible for update and creation of the drawings.
• Conduct refractory inspections at the supplier prior to them being delivered to the plant.
• On-site project supervision during the construction and installation phases of the project
• Conduct Project Review Meetings with Project Team
• Assist leadership team through review of the relevant sections of proposals for key projects.
• Identify and manage technology improvement projects, including approved R&D projects.
• Identify patentable technology and assist with patent applications.
• Assist with marketing of technology, including writing technical papers and participation in relevant industry meetings, workshops and conferences.
• Vendor pre-qualification and Vendor relationship management.
About you: 
• Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (preferably with a strong focus on material science or ceramics) 
• A minimum of 10 years practical experience in production and use of refractory materials in pyrometallurgical applications with excellent working knowledge of pyrometallurgical vessel design, operation and maintenance.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (both oral and written) are required due to frequent interaction with management, technical personnel, manufacturing personnel, vendors and contractors.
• Strong organizational skills are required to meet multiple task targets. · This individual should have leadership skills to manage contractors, control budgets, and maintain scheduled commitments
• Good working knowledge of technical aspects of furnace design in closely related areas (e.g. Refractory Lead must understand the impacts of, and on, the furnace structural containment).
• Good knowledge of project execution methodologies
• Ability to support and manage designers and/or engineers 
• Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions
• Good working knowledge of relevant design practices, codes and standards
• Strong customer/client focus


Why join us?  
We’re entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Our flat organizational structure creates an atmosphere of openness and participation. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable.


You will:
• Be given opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways
• Work on problems and gain experience in the office and on project sites 
• Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally
• Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your knowledge on a daily basis
• Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from some of the leading minds and authorities in the industry


What we offer you?  
• Flexible work environment. 
• Long term career development  
Join our team today and be a part of challenging the status quo and developing innovative solutions to make the world a better place.  


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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