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Intermediate Mineral Processing Engineer

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Date: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 37722 

Job Category: Metals 


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.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Intermediate Process Engineer to join the Metals team in Vancouver.


Hatch has been serving the world’s mining and metals industry with studies, design, engineering, development of innovative technologies, and project and construction management through to commissioning and operations for both greenfield and brownfield facilities.


As the mining industry faces new challenges, our focus is on innovation. Join us in helping our clients create measurable improvements to their operations throughout the entire mining lifecycle value chain.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Have a Mineral Processing, Metallurgical, Mining, or Chemical Processing Engineering Degree. (Transcripts will be requested);
  • 3-6 years of professional experience with a focus on metallurgical and mineral processing or chemical engineering;
  • Experience with copper, lead, zinc, moly, and gold metallurgy are considered an asset;
  • Experience with flotation design is considered an asset;
  • Experience with comminution design is considered an asset;
  • Site and project experience is highly desired;
  • Experience in using METSIM, IDEAS, SysCAD, JKSimMet and other process simulation software is considered an asset;
  • Proficiency in multiple languages is considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated leadership of a project or sub project;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning
  • Ability to travel and cross international borders is required


You bring to the role:

  • Interpretation of laboratory and pilot results and assisting clients in the development of test work programs;
  • Interpretation of laboratory results and other data in process design criteria;
  • Development of flow sheets;
  • Developing mass, energy and water models and balances;
  • Equipment sizing and communication with vendors to ensure that equipment selected meets process needs;
  • Site visits as required to support design work;
  • Working with a project team, including development of layouts, piping selection, and development of P&IDs and process control philosophies;
  • Assisting in materials of construction selection, preparing specifications and executing technical bid evaluations;
  • Presentation of reports, studies and investigations both internally and to clients;
  • Report writing for studies and deliverables;
  • Proposal writing and cost estimate development;
  • Participation in plant start-ups and commissioning;
  • Leading of client engagement
  • Participation in hazard and risk studies.


There is potential for work at client sites and project responsibilities will be added as needed. In some cases, the opportunity may be available to relocate to other Canadian or international destinations for extended periods of time.


Why join us?

  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Long term career development
  • Work with world class experts
  • Flexible work environment.    




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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