Instrumentation Controls Engineer - Mining

Sudbury, ON | Vancouver, BC 2021/07/28

Engineering Consulting / Mining & Metals / Instrumentation & Controls

Job Title:

Instrumentation Controls/Process Engineer (Mining)


Degree in Process, Chemical Engineering or equivalent

Job Summary:

Our client is a Canadian manufacturer of solid-liquid separation equipment, with over a decade of experience providing innovative product solutions and technical support to the global natural resource business community. Their designers and engineers have enabled a paradigm shift in how mines approach their utilization of water and disposal of tailings waste. No longer must financial prudence and environmental management be in conflict.

Our client seeks a Process Engineer to ensure performance objectives are met for capital projects and execute key tasks related to product/research and development activities. The foster a dynamic and growth oriented environment. They offer their employees a rewarding career path by providing opportunities for advancement through global exposure to international markets.
Job Duties:
  • Provide recommendations for improved process control and work with controls/programming engineers to advance automation, remote control and management systems
  • Improve calculations and templates related to equipment sizing and cost bench-marking estimates
  • Participate in the research, development and commercialization of new technologies, patents and systems
  • Develop or bring forward, as appropriate recommendations for augmentation to existing technology to improve performance
  • Search literature and assimilate information generated by others with the aim of solving relevant metallurgical issues
  • Critically review data and reports supplied by contract 3rd party laboratories
  • Design, execute and interpret bench/pilot-scale laboratory experiments and demonstrations aimed at understanding the suitability of materials to technology and processing various ores/slurries
  • Prepare engineering documents including control philosophies, functional descriptions, manuals and standard operating procedures
  • Participate in HAZID/HAZOP studies to support decision making
  • Support preparation of RFP/RFQ documentation to suppliers
  • Support 3D modelling design in AutoCAD, SolidWorks for equipment, plant layouts and general arrangements
  • Oversee the cost effective, safe and timely completion of projects that meet or exceed expectations
  • Support in the preparation and review of project proposals, studies and technical reports
  • Develop or bring forward, as appropriate, industry best practices and new technologies
  • Act as the process lead on various studies and projects
  • Assist the development of manpower estimates, cost analysis and other areas as appropriate
  • Assist in preparation of capital, operating costs estimates
  • Undertake trade-off evaluations of process alternatives and support trade-off for studies
  • Perform process simulations and detailed calculations for heat, mass, chemical balances, support equipment, sizing and field services/piping, materials handling solutions
  • Develop process-flow-sheet diagrams (PFD’s), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Undertake the various aspects of process engineering to include design, planning and development of specifications/drawings
  • Periodic travel to client mine site locations to supervise installation, commissioning, and/or servicing maintenance of equipment in the field 
  • Periodic travel to vendor/supplier site locations to supervise inspection, testing and acceptance of products before they are shipped
Job Qualifications:
  •  Project Management Professional designation (PMP)
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience working in logistics, accounting or procurement functions
  • Minimum 2-4 years experience in engineering as a Junior Process Engineer or EIT
  • Registered EGBC Engineer in Training or ability to obtain in 6-12 months
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
  • Advanced computer skills: Excel, ProSim or HYSYS
  • Highly detail oriented to ensure 100% accuracy on documentation
  • Perform high level critical thinking and problem solving in an independent fashion
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfort working within a small, multicultural, collaborative team
  • Creative thinking to facilitate project success/completion
  • Experience with laboratory procedures, program development, QA-QC and advanced data models
  • Strong understanding of dewatering, thickening, filtration, screening and drying applications
  • Experience in logistics, accounting and/or procurement functions
  • Industrial equipment manufacturing and/or consulting engineering experience

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