Mineral Processing Engineer

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Date: Sep 9, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 87090 

Job Category: Metals 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada 

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!


Process Engineer - Minerals Processing

An exciting position has become available for a Process Engineer to join our Metals Business in the Minerals Processing practice.  Become part of a global team of innovative and trusted professionals who provide process engineering input to the different business sectors within a Consulting Engineering environment. This is a full-time position based in Vancouver. Experience in base and precious metal concentrator design would be beneficial, i.e. Copper, Lead, Zinc, PGMs and /or Gold.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop process engineering deliverables on mineral processing projects, i.e. Process Design Criteria, Mass and Water Balance, Process Flow Diagrams, Equipment Sizing, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Equipment Sizing, Design Calculations, Process Description and Process Control Philosophy.
  • Prepare process equipment functional specification and process datasheets.
  • Actively engage with clients to understand project requirements.
  • Develop process scope definition and technology selection.
  • Perform trade-off studies to select preferred process options.
  • Review, interpret, identify, scope and manage metallurgical test work.
  • Conduct capacity analysis for existing plants.
  • Provide training, guidance and supervision to junior colleagues.
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines.
  • Perform operational cost estimates.
  • Provide input to capital cost estimates.
  • Contribute to hazard studies.
  • Prepare written reports.
  • Participate or lead process plant commissioning.
  • Participate in business development initiatives and proposal preparation. 


Qualifications and Experience

  • Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical or Mineral Processing Engineering degree.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience.


Behavioural competencies

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Pro-active, shows initiative and leadership.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and keep in balance multiple priorities.
  • Ability to interact at all organizational levels in an organization, both internally and externally.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment. 


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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