Mineral Process Engineer

Also known as: Metallurgist, Chemical Engineer.

The Mineral Process Engineer transforms low value impure minerals, recycled materials and by-products of other processing operations into commercially valuable products.


  • 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