Minerals Process Engineer

Also known as: Process Engineer

Almost everything we do in our current lifestyle comes from rocks found in the Earth's crust. From the soles of our shoes to the helmets we use to ride our bicycle to work, we depend on Process Engineers to turn that peice of rock into a commercially usable product. Minerals process engineers transform low value, impure raw materials into commercially valuable products. The main sources of these raw materials are low grade minerals, by-products of other processing operations and recycled materials. Minerals process engineers are employed in all stages of raw materials processing.


  • Process design and development;
  • Process control and management;
  • Pure and applied research;
  • Study and apply chemical and process metallurgy techniques;
  • Coordinate recovery of samples for laboratory analysis and testing;
  • Choose and operate a combination of treatments to produce the desired quality of products at optimum efficiency; and
  • Prepare cost budgets of operations to evaluate economic feasibility of processes.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical and engineering work;
  • Willing to contribute and adhere to safety requirements;
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Aptitude for computing and design;
  • Practical and creative;
  • Able to work as part of a team;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Able to accept responsibility; and
  • Interested in engineering and science.


$60,000 - $100,000