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Senior Metallurgist, High Pressure Metallurgy

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Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 43838 

Job Category: Engineering 


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 Metals team is seeking a Metallurgist with recent experience in refractory gold or copper Pressure Oxidation to join its process design team. The HPM group is a multidiscipline team of engineers and designers who execute world-class and complex autoclave technology-based projects in the mining and metals sector. The group’s metallurgical staff have specialized expertise in areas of pilot plant management and scale-up, process modelling, and equipment sizing fundamentals as applied to autoclave processes over a wide range of metals such as gold, copper, nickel, arsenic, rare earths, aluminum and uranium. Reporting to the High Pressure Metallurgy Lead Process Engineer, you will support projects locally and globally based out of our Mississauga Head Office location.


What Will a Career at Hatch Offer You: 

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 when applicable
  • Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally
  • Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your academic learning on a daily basis
  • Gain relevant experience and support in obtaining your professional designation
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from some of the leading minds and authorities in the industry
  • Participate in local Professional Development Programs, Sustainability Week, Toastmasters, and more to develop your skills
  • Join in charitable, social, and sports activities with other Hatch employees 


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. Our ultimate goal is to achieve no harm for our people, our clients, and our communities.



  • Leading process design on studies and projects;
  • Interpretation of laboratory and pilot results, and assisting clients in the development of test work programs;
  • Development of flow sheets, design criteria, review of mass, energy and water balances;
  • Equipment sizing and communication with vendors to ensure that equipment selected meets process needs;
  • Working with a project team, including development of layouts, assistance with equipment and piping selection, and development of process control philosophies;
  • Developing materials of construction design basis for the process facilities;
  • Assisting mechanical engineers in preparing specifications and executing technical bid evaluations;
  • Interaction with other Consultants and Clients as required by the project;
  • Assistance with development of capital and operating costs;
  • Report writing for studies;
  • Generation of operating manuals, and participation in plant start-ups and commissioning where required.



  • The ideal candidate will be a licensed professional engineer
  • Degree in metallurgical or chemical engineering from a recognized university
  • 8 plus years’ experience in a modern refractory gold or copper Pressure Oxidation operation.
  • Applicants must be proficient with all MS Office products, including Outlook, Word, and Excel..  
  • Good understanding of engineering and business fundamentals as they apply to engineering problems and projects
  • Ability to learn quickly and to take on new challenges
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Shows critical and creative thinking and problem solving, and brings forward solutions for our clients' toughest challenges
  • Adapts and embraces change


Relevant Courses:  

  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Metallurgical Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Extractive Metallurgy 



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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