Sr. Process Engineer (Hydro)

Oakland, CA /
Engineering /
Full Time
/ On-site

Position Overview

    • Perform targeted laboratory experiment to support basic engineering design of demonstration plant.
    • Assist with process development and engineering design for processing projects, including formulating process flow diagrams and piping & instrumentation diagrams
    • Perform metallurgical studies as well as development and testing of process and procedures.
    • Review and recommend new or enhanced metallurgical testing equipment or protocols to improve the overall process.
    • Assess materials of construction, including for corrosive and hazardous liquids, gasses, and solids systems
    • Perform technical communications such as verbal presentations, powerpoint slideshows, technical write-ups, and reports
    • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment


    • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
    • 7+ years of engineering experience
    • Deep understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals: heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical kinetics, thermodynamic analysis, mass and energy balance, unit operation design
    • Experience with design and engineering of novel processes (pilot plant, demonstration plant, and commercial plant)
    • Skilled in leaching, distillation, hydrolysis, crystallization, and precipitation.
    • Familiarity bridging process simulation with actual equipment, process, and plant design
    • Relevant experience with experimental design, reaction engineering, equipment design, inorganic process chemistry, material handling and conveying.
    • Experience with relevant solid and liquid separations techniques: filtration, settling, clarification, product washing, drying
    • Knowledge of physical and chemical characterization methods
Annual Salary Range: $130,000 - $184,000