1.2. Sr. Process Engineer - Recycling

Burlington, MA
Phoenix Tailings – 1. Engineering /
Full Time /
About Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings is a rapidly-growing clean mining and metals production startup dedicated to sustainable and economic critical metals production. Our mission is to be the world's first fully clean mining and metals production company, producing the resources needed for the next generation of our economy.  
Why Phoenix Tailings
At Phoenix Tailings, we believe that nothing great is ever accomplished alone or without the passion of people who push and motivate one another. If you are someone who shares our relentless pursuit of a better future, passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, then this is the place for you.  

Our Values:
You are only crazy if you are wrong, it’s ok to be wrong
Lead with Compassion
Be Resourceful

Who we are looking for:   

We're looking for a highly skilled Senior Process Engineer with a strong focus on sustainability to lead our efforts in optimizing recycling processes. This role involves driving sustainability initiatives, collaborating with cross-functional teams, innovating solutions, and conducting market and literature research on sustainable technologies. Join us in shaping a more sustainable future through innovative recycling practices. 

Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead and oversee sustainable recycling processes to achieve zero waste and maximize resource utilization. 
    • Develop and implement process optimization strategies to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and increase recycling rates. 
    • Conduct mass and energy balance calculations to ensure optimal process performance and resource efficiency. 
    • Develop and maintain Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) to accurately represent system configurations and operating parameters. 
    • Design closed-loop recycling systems for full byproduct re-use and minimal environmental impact. 
    • Collaborate with R&D teams to innovate and implement cutting-edge recycling technologies enhancing sustainability performance. 
    • Provide technical expertise and support to production teams, guiding them in adopting sustainable practices and implementing eco-friendly solutions. 
    • Lead environmental impact assessments and ensure regulatory compliance with environmental regulations and industry standards. 
    • Conduct market and literature research on existing sustainable technologies for improvement and innovation. 
    • Mentor and train junior engineers to foster a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship. 
    • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in sustainable recycling processes and integrate knowledge into operations. 


    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related fields; Ph.D. is a plus but not required. 
    • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience in sustainable recycling processes, with a demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship. 
    • Strong understanding of sustainability principles, circular economy concepts, and environmental regulations. 
    • Proven track record of leading sustainability initiatives and driving environmental improvements in recycling operations. 
    • Experience with process optimization, waste reduction strategies, and sustainable materials management. 
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to innovate sustainable solutions to complex environmental challenges. 
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders. 
    • Knowledge of environmental regulations and best practices in sustainable recycling 
    • Thrives in fast-paced environments, demonstrating adaptability and efficiency in meeting project deadlines and objectives. 

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

    • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage 
    • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company. 
    • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families. 
    • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world. 
    • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreats, and celebrations. 
    • Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career. 
    • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference! 
    • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day. 
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining.   

Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).