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Principal Process Engineer (Mining / Hydrometallurgy / Crystallization / Battery Metals) – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Reference

557 2605 MHU

Region

Southern Africa

Date Posted

May 26, 2022

Reference Number: 557 2605 MHU

 

Job Description:

Our client is a global EPCM who is seeking a Principal Process Engineer to join their team. The incumbent should have a keen interest in the development and manufacturing of battery materials. The incumbent should have strong exposure to hydrometallurgy. This reports directly into the VP: Processing.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working experience designing mechanical and material systems and component integration for battery Minerals and Materials
  • Work cross-functionally to brainstorm and co-develop new concepts and specifications
  • Perform materials characterization, analysis, and selection; collaborate with modeling engineers to develop understanding and build technical roadmaps and plans
  • Develop and execute collaboration strategies and programs with advanced material vendors
  • Design and conduct experiments internally and with vendors to optimize electrode material, performance, and safety
  • Design and document material or electrode processing parameters and communicate key learnings to cross-functional teams to drive innovation and development
  • Engage with technology vendors to support improvements in design performance
  • Work with clients to design testwork programs to support evolution of material characteristics.
  • Understand the requirements of Black mass recycling and the circular economy
  • Experience in materials characterization and applying appropriate or developing new analytical techniques to understand material properties
  • Ability to identify correlations between material properties and anode/cathode performance

 

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSc degree or higher in Chemical/Electrical /Mechanical engineering
  • At least 20+ years overall experience, 10 years + in a senior management role
  • Working experience designing mechanical and material systems and component integration for battery Minerals and Materials
  • Design experience working with metal dissolution, crystallization, solvent extraction, ion exchange
  • Safety within the overall process – experiment design, testing, assembly, application etc.
  • Strong international network
  • Mega EPCM project experience
  • Understanding of the physics and advanced chemistry of batteries and stored energy applications

 

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent position

 

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to mhuber@camining.com

 

 

Please visit www.camining.com or www.mining-recruitment-jobs.com for more exciting opportunities.

 

Mark Huber

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

 

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

 

 

 

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