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R&D Senior Engineer (Metals / Mining)

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Focusing on new product/process development, the incumbent will advance processes for laboratory, pilot, and full-scale manufacturing. This position emphasizes the ability to assimilate and apply knowledge from a combination of disciplines including chemistry, chemical engineering, and material science. The Sr. R&D Engineer will supervise less senior R&D engineers and provide support and feedback in their projects. The person in this role is a proactive, critical, and creative thinker and is eager to solve problems and share new ideas and solutions.

  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science, or Metallurgy, preferably with Master’s degree
  • At least five (5) years of experience in extractive metallurgy, analytical chemistry or a related field is required
  • Willing to work in Rosario, Cavite, Philippines
  • Hands-on experience in developing and documenting production processes and equipment preferably in a hydrometallurgical, extractive chemistry or mining engineering setup.
  • In-depth knowledge of standard chemical laboratory methods and practices with hands-on experience in operating analytical tools such as AAS, ICP-MS, GDMS, OES and XRF.
  • Understanding of DOE and statistical data analysis.
  • High level of flexibility and collaborative relationship skills. Open to different and new ways of doing things and willing to modify one’s preferred way of doing things. Able to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance and support.
  • Leads Change: Can adapt quickly. Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Forward and conceptual thinker: Proactive and takes prompt action to accomplish objectives.
  • Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Effective solutions to problems are obtained by taking a holistic, abstract or theoretical approach. Analyze information at a very detailed level with an understanding of the impact at the macro level.
  • Strong desire to reach goals and work to strict timeliness. Able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to make detailed observations and write technical reports.
  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge in the use of SPC tools such as Minitab and JMP is a plus.